Advanced Certified Paralegal, Notary Signing Agent, Certified
Legal Document Preparer, Glover Court Solutions
Q: What brought you to Pinal County?
A: My family and I relocated to Pinal County in 2010. At the time, we had extended family living with us so we needed a large home at a low cost. The City of Maricopa was everything we were looking for and more!
Q: How did you become interested in your career field?
A: I fell into the legal field by sheer luck. While I was living in Indiana, a friend of mine was offered a promotion at a law firm but needed someone to fill her role as the office receptionist. I quickly fell in love with it. When I moved to Arizona in 2007, I used the receptionist experience to land a job as a legal assistant at a prestigious bankruptcy firm.
I began my college education in legal studies, and once the economy recovered from the recession and fewer people were filing bankruptcy, I transitioned to more advanced legal positions where I specialized in everything from estate planning, litigation, real estate and family law.
Q: What has been the biggest challenge of your job?
A: Dealing with people who are experiencing some of the greatest hardships they ever have experienced — bankruptcy, divorce, the death of a loved one, etc.
Q: What has been the greatest reward of your job?
A: Likewise, the greatest reward is helping people navigate a complex legal system. I especially enjoy meeting with people to discuss estate planning and seeing their eyes light up as they tell me stories about their lives, such as how they met the love of their life 50-plus years ago.
Q: Where would you like to vacation next; why?
A: My family and I are on a mission to see the 50 states. We have checked off fewer than half, so I can foresee our next vacation somewhere in either the northern or eastern U.S. I would also like to trace our family roots, but we are a mixed-race family so that journey could land us in Congo, Ireland, Germany, Nigeria, Scotland, Mexico or several other countries from around the world.
Q: What is your favorite Pinal County activity?
A: Our family has always enjoyed the Pinal County Fair and all the other events that take place at the fairgrounds. We recently attended the 2022 Chihuahua Festival & Little Doggy Races in Maricopa, which the kids loved.