I was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio, home of the Hoover vacuum cleaner and down the street from the National Football Hall of Fame. After attending Mount Union College, I worked for two years as a CPA for Touche Ross & Co. in Akron, Ohio. I obtained my law degree and love of basketball from the
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 1985, I moved
to the South Bay and Southern California, where I worked
for Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard, and Smith for 16 years, as a
partner and litigator.
I met my husband Tim in law school. We married in 1993
and have 4 children. Our oldest, Alex, graduated in 2019
from UNC and currently works for the Carolina Panthers,
his favorite childhood team. Anna is a sophomore studying
animal science and anthropology at UC Davis. Rachel is a
sophomore at NYU, where she studies art and childhood
and adolescent mental health. Jonathan is a senior at Mira
Costa High School. He hopes to move on to college next year
and study mechanical engineering.