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I first discovered Incline Village while on a road trip in 1998. I had just returned from working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic and instantly fell in love with Lake Tahoe. I moved to Incline Village one month later, taking a job as the Youth Activities Coordinator for the Children's Cabinet in its Incline Village office. I quickly realized that I could do more to help our community by going to law school, so I accepted a public interest scholarship to the University of Denver College of Law. I moved to Denver in 2000, where I completed law school and a judicial clerkship for the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. I returned to Incline in 2004 with my husband, Mike.


I have dedicated my life and legal career to serving my community and helping others. As an attorney, I represented children in the custody of social services, low-income individuals, and victims of domestic violence throughout Washoe County and rural Nevada. I also served as the Directing Attorney of the Senior Law Project for Washoe County and as a Staff Attorney and Senior Policy Analyst for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.


Over the past ten years, I shifted my practice from working as an attorney to serving as a judge, mediator, and legal educator. I currently work as a Settlement Judge and Mediator for the Nevada Supreme Court, the Second Judicial District Court of Washoe County and for my Incline-based business, Sierra Mediation, LLC. I have served as a Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore in the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Justice Court since 2013. I also travel the country educating judges and legal professionals on dispute resolution practices through my other Incline-based business, the Mediator Training Center, LLC.


My husband and I live in Incline Village full time with our two amazing children, Jack and Kylie. We also have our parents in Incline Village full time. When I am not working or attending one of my children's many activities and sporting events, you are most likely to find me on the trail hiking with my dogs, mountain biking, skate skiing, or on the wall at our local climbing gym. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in such a special place with those that are dear to me. Because our family represents three distinct Incline generations, I understand the challenges that face the different populations living in our community. If I am elected as the next Judge for Incline Village and Crystal Bay, I will draw from my extensive education and experience to help do my part to continue to keep this magical place safe and peaceful for my children, my parents, and all Incline Village and Crystal Bay area residents.

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