I graduated magna cum laude from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1979 and received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1996. Prior to becoming an attorney, I was and still am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). I obtained my Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1982, and served churches in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. The core of my law practice has been primarily in the areas of common interest community law, foreclosures, and real property. I enjoy focusing in Board governance, governing documents and cooperatives. I am a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association. I joined Bender Anderson and Barba, P.C. in October 2016.