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Continuing Legal Education (Legal Procedure, ethics) (2000-current)
Continuing Library and Information Education (Legal Research, electronic and print research) (2006-current)

San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Liberal Studies

Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, California
Paralegal Certificate

Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, California
Associate of Science Degree

Academic Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College
Adjunct Faculty
--Legal Secretary Certificate program
--Paralegal Program

Sonoma State University
Adjunct Faculty
Extended Education

--Paralegal Program
Career Planning

I was raised and continue to live in Tomales, California with my husband and daughter. Our sons recently moved out to attend college nearby and we still hold family values dear to our hearts. Living in a small community which raised me, gives me a sense of compassion for people, animals and the earth. We live a country life with wholesome connections to one another. After selling two restaurants, I went back to school to study in the legal field; first to be a paralegal and then later I received my Masters of Library and Information Science in order to be the best at my current position. My passion for teaching comes from my heart. I know how difficult it is to dedicate oneself to a discipline and even more difficult to follow through as a second career and raising a family at the same time.

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Sonoma County Bar Association

Council on California County Law Librarians

Presentations and Publications

Joint Informational Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee
"Public Access to Justice in the Wake of Budget Cutbacks"
April 16, 2012
State Capitol

On behalf of California County Law Libraries, I was asked by Senator Noreen Evans, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to testify on how the cuts to the state budget have impacted access to legal services state wide.

AALL Spectrum, May 2011, "Moving on up to bigger space" Volume 15 No.7, Sonoma County Law Library realizes its 27 year old dream.

An article focusing on the planning and implementing the move of a law library. A dedication of making the resources compatible with the 21st Century.