I have spent my career as a lawyer serving the public, first as a state prosecutor, then as a crime victims’ rights attorney providing free legal services to crime victims around the state. I grew up in Bend and can remember a time when the parkway didn’t exist and there was one three-screen movie theater in town. After graduating from Bend High, I left to attend college in Michigan and then law school in Portland. As my career took me to the coast, Oregon wine country, and Portland, always in the back of my mind I knew I wanted to end up in Bend. So when I had the opportunity to move back here and raise my daughter in the beautiful town where I grew up, I jumped at the chance. Central Oregon is my home.