I grew up in Caledon, Ontario, and have ridden horses since the age of 8. When I was 14, I developed a partnership with an amazing horse, Count's Best. We represented Ontario in 4 consecutive Young Riders competitions in the sport of 3-Day Eventing. In the spring of 1982 we were long-listed for the World Championships held in Luhmuhlen Germany. While I sold Count's Best, he went on to represent Bermuda in the 1984 Olympic Games. I continue to ride and compete.
I graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a B.A. in English and Psychology. I attended the University of Windsor to study law and graduated with an LL.B. in 1988. I was called to the Bar in 1990. In 1988-89, I articled with the Office of the Official Guardian under the mentorship of the now Honourable Hugh Atwood, where I assisted on a case that made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada. I practiced law until 1994, at which time I took a sabbatical from the practice of law to raise three great kids. During this time, I obtained my MBA from the University of Western Ontario and was Legal Chair to the Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security Tribunal.
I returned to the practice of law to focus on areas for which I have a passion: collaborative family law, family / divorce law and equine law. I completed my collaborative family law training in 2015 and have opened my own practice in the Town of Erin, Ontario.