Legal/Judicial Experience: Over 28 years Silverdale law office. Areas of practice in Kitsap County Superior Court: family law, landlord and tenant, probate, and civil lawsuits. Over 28 years in federal bankruptcy court
Other Professional Experience: Served in the military.Held a top secret cryptologic clearance. Worked at PSNS for 6 years as a Metals Inspector.
Education: Graduated with honors in Russian from the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California. Bachelor of Arts with honors from UW in Germanics. Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University
Community Service: Presidential appointment to local Selective Service System. Member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and Kitsap County Bar Association
Statement: The Judge in Position 5 was appointed by the governor to fill a vacancy when the previous Judge retired. This fall is the time for the people of Kitsap County to elect the Judge they choose to serve in this position. I ask for your vote to select me Judge for Position 5 in Kitsap County Superior Court.
I was born, raised, and graduated from high school in Bremerton. Following military service and utilizing VA educational assistance, I concurrently worked the graveyard shift at PSNS while attending day classes at the University of Washington graduating with a B.A. in German with honors. Thereafter, I earned a J.D in Law from Brigham Young University.
My law office has been in Silverdale 28 years and I am experienced representing clients in Kitsap Superior Court. My representation has included dependencies, divorces, paternities, parenting plans, relocations, child support modifications, custody issues, landlord and tenant issues, probating wills, and civil litigation involving business, real estate, and vehicles. My time, experience, and areas of practice in Kitsap County Superior Court qualify me for this position. I would be honored to receive your vote.