Meet The Board of Directors 2023-2024
I was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduation and a stint as a nanny in New York, I met my husband in Colorado in 2004 and we decided to move to his hometown, Casper, in 2008. I graduated Casper College’s Paralegal Program in 2017 with a 4.0. While in the program, I served as LAW’s Student Liaison, and was honored to receive LAW’s 2016 Outstanding Student Award. I was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and began the legwork for creating a brand-new chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi Paralegal Honor Society at Casper College. It was amazing to have had a part in the creation of Wyoming’s first and only chapter of LEX, and to become a charter member. In 2017, I received LAW’s Future CP Attainment Award. My first official paralegal position was with Dixon & Dixon from 2017-2018. I was elected to the LAW board as Secretary for 2018-2019. I was elected First Vice President for 2019-2020. In 2022, I was elected President Elect.
I have been employed by Chapman Valdez & Lansing, Attorneys at Law, as a receptionist/legal assistant since 2018. I work with some amazing people, and there is never a dull day! I very much enjoy the “people person” aspect of my position.
I am also an ordained minister and have officiated 150+ weddings over the last 10 years or so. Especially during wedding season, you can find me researching, writing ceremonies, at consultations with clients, at rehearsals, filling out paperwork, calming brides (and/or grooms!), fetching forgotten items at the last minute, and a million other unforeseen tasks. I don’t have many free weekends, but I wouldn’t trade it. It is one of the happiest, most exciting, and most fulfilling jobs in the world.
My husband works for National Oilwell Varco / Tuboscope, and is frequently working out of town in such places as the Dakotas, Texas, Kuwait, and the Netherlands. We have two wonderful children. When we're not at the kids' volleyball games or orchestra concerts, we love camping in the Shirley and Bighorn Mountains, gold panning/gem hunting in our “secret” spots, binge-watching The Food Network and The History Channel, and going on road trips.
I'm honored to serve as L.A.W.'s President.