I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1966. My father was a lawyer, and my mother was a teacher. I graduated from East Grand Rapids High School in 1984, awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Civilization and the Bere Pre-Law Scholarship from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1988. I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1991.
I am a member of the Florida and Michigan Bars and the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar. I am a proud member of Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, Inc. and a title insurance agent of Old Republic Title Insurance Company.
I practiced law in Kent County, Michigan from 1991-2002 and in Palm Beach County, Florida from 2002 - present. I am a member and Past President of the Boynton Beach/Lantana Rotary Club.
"I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to
live up to what light I have."