Raised by a single mother with three kids in government housing. I was able to attend college on social security survivor benefitw when my father died when I was 15 years old.
I have worked since I was 11 years old delivering newspapers on my bicycle. Then at 16 I started pumping gas at gas stations. I worked maintenance, janitorial, and movie projectionist jobs. I worked in a Dean's office, and for the development fund at Michigan State University. I worked in advertising downtown Detroit as a supervisor for the automotive technical proofreading department.
After law school, I clerked for a Circuit Court trial judge. I then entered my own solo law practice.
I am now the owner of Okemos Legal Group, PLLC in the general practice of law. Along the way, I got married, raised three boys, and have been an Adjunct professor at Jackson College and the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.