After growing up in the North Okanagan and attending the University of British Columbia in the Schools of Philosophy and Law, I moved to Toronto to take a position with a Bay Street firm specializing in large scale acquisitions, financing and insurance law, becoming a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1991.
In 1994, I returned to BC and was called to the bar here, and for most of that time, I have been devoted to family law and family dispute resolution exclusively.
Since 2007, I have provided free legal advice to low income people every month for a pro bono legal clinic in Surrey. I have served for two terms with the Canadian Bar Association's Provincial Council, I have been actively involved with the CBA's BC Branch working group on law reform and I have appeared as a speaker for them in connection with the Province of British Columbia's initiative on family law reform.
I have been a guest lecturer for the Professional Legal Training Course for the Law Society of British Columbia and for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.