I am an elder law and estate planning attorney in private practice as Estates and Elders Law PLLC in Liberty Lake, Washington, on the state's east side. My legal career was "inspired by Mom." As caregiver during my mother's six-year journey with Alzheimer's, I developed a passion for helping other families navigate the challenges of aging and disability. I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2014.
I help elders and their families plan for long-term care, preserve assets and apply for government needs-based benefits to pay for care. I help clients plan their estates with Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and instructions for assets that pass outside of a Will. I ensure clients have appropriate decision makers in place for finances and health care, including end-of-life care. I also assist families with settling estates after the passing of a loved one, including probate if necessary.
Prior to my legal career, I enjoyed a 37-year business career, most of that in telecommunications sales. My husband, Gary, and I share three adult children and seven grandchildren. We love to travel worldwide.