My legal career began in Wallace at the age of 16, where I had the opportunity to work for Hollis J. Anderson as a legal assistant. After graduating from Wallace High School, I pursued my dreams obtaining my Doctorate in Law from the University of Idaho. In 2007, I returned to this beautiful city tucked in between mountains, where I established my own law practice and began working as a Prosecuting Attorney for Shoshone County. In 2012, I was blessed with the ability to serve as the elected Prosecuting Attorney for Shoshone County, and soon thereafter received the Idaho Women Lawyers Rising Star Award. Since that time, I have been active in various community organizations including serving as the President of our local Rotary and Chapter X P.E.O. groups, as well as engaging in membership with various other organizations throughout the region. Within the legal community, I actively sit on the executive board of the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney's Association and am the legal representative for Idaho's District 1, covering the northern five counties of the panhandle region. In 2020, I was named one of Idaho's Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review.
In my free time, I enjoy camping, crafting, and spending time with those I care about. I am passionate about investing in the future of the Silver Valley through volunteerism and activities that promote positive experiences for the youth of our community.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Criminal Justice and Sociology, University of Idaho, 2004
Doctor of Law, University of Idaho, 2007
Growing up in rural Idaho, I learned very early in life how difficult it can be for rural communities to obtain professional services. Though law school took me away from my mountain roots temporarily while I pursued the studies needed to obtain a Doctorate in Law, I am excited to be able to bring that education back to north Idaho. Since being in north Idaho, I have been actively involved in various wildlife and conservation-related organizations, including founding the Gonzaga Rod & Gun Club and serving as a state Hunter's Education instructor. In addition to my passion for the outdoors, I share an equal passion for providing opportunities for the youth in my community, leading me to serve as a President for both the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in the Silver Valley.
In my free time, I enjoy fly-fishing in high mountain streams, hunting in the backcountry with my wife, son, and labrador retriever, and officiating collegiate basketball. I firmly believe that reinvesting in the youth of our society is the key to a sustainable future and volunteering in our communities is just one of the ways I believe we can use the gifts that God gives us to make this world a better place.
Criminal Justice, Boise State University, 2012
Doctor of Law, Gonzaga University, 2015
Boone & Crockett Club - OM, 2018