I started my career as an assistant field scientist in several wildlife biology labs. I went to law school so that I could be more engaged with problem-solving in my community. I have always felt an urgent need to understand the nature of things—to cut to the heart of the issue—and law school equipped me with the analytical skills to do that for my community.
My career as an attorney began at a small law firm in Tennessee, where I represented employees in matters against their employers. That position taught me the ins and outs of employment law. Most importantly, I learned what mistakes a business could make to expose itself to liability.
Now, I’m proud to bring that knowledge and skillset to advise and defend employers. I believe in Stokes Wagner’s client-oriented, collaborative, and proactive approach to employment law. My clients’ issues are my issues. I believe in working tirelessly and performing excellently. This pursuit of excellence gets me out of bed in the morning, and I try to apply it to everything that I do.
Outside of the office, I enjoy sculpting, wildlife photography, and watching the Criterion Channel with my cats.