After 15+ years practicing law, and as a partner at Lane Powell, my career took an unexpected turn when I embarked on a year long fellowship with the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity. During my fellowship year, I was struck with a deep desire to serve my fellow lawyers as an ambassador for inclusivity and diversity in the profession. With this new passion, I created Lane Powell’s first formal Director of Professional Development and Diversity role, which I proudly held for almost four years. I now get to spend my days working with individuals and organizations to expand their awareness and help them step into new possibilities.
Background and Experience
JD from Lewis & Clark Law School; BA from University of Oregon (go Ducks!).
Certified Integral Coach by New Ventures West, San Francisco.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Leadership Council for Legal Diversity Fellow; class of 2014.
Leadership Portland; class of 2002.
Significant community non-profit board involvement including The Children’s Course, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Third Rail Repertory Theatre and the Citizens Crime Commission.
19 years of private law practice as a real estate and land use lawyer at Foster Pepper, and Partner at Lane Powell.
4 years on the leadership team at Lane Powell as the firm’s first Director of Professional Development and Diversity.
Designed and implemented new programming at Lane Powell including first of its kind mentoring circle program, new partner program, diversity & inclusion firm-wide affinity group program and professional development academy.
Member of Professional Development Consortium (PDC).