I went to law school mid-life while married with 2 young daughters. Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma, I moved to Texas and took the Texas bar in 2003. Upon notification of passing in November 2003, I opened my own office in Allen, Tx. I practiced in a variety of practice areas including, family law, contract review, civil litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and estate planning. In 2005 I joined Roach LLP a small firm of 7 attorneys as an associated attorney taking over their consumer bankruptcy practice along with general civil litigation. In 2007 I went to work for Chesapeake Energy as a contract attorney based in Ft. Worth, TX. After 1 year they hired me and my promotions took me to a point where I was managing their right-of-way acquisition group including title, right-of-way agents, 2- attorneys along with administrative assistants. In all, it included about 60 people and I worked more in the management of people than legal. I did directly interact with outside counsel on eminent domain cases among other litigation. My legal skills proved very valuable to Chesapeake in allowing me to understand the legal easement documents we were signing and be able to meet with landowner attorneys and landowners with full knowledge of the legal processes involved. I left what had become Access Midstream marketing (a spin-off from Chesapeake of their pipeline company) in 2012 on long-term disability. Once leaving I maintained my law license and started focusing all required CLE on estate planning each year. Between then and early 2023 I worked with friends at church along with referrals to prepare clients' estate plans. I started moving into also doing more trust along with some complex trust work. I now have a virtual office in Allen with a paralegal on staff that handles the final documents and notarizes same as I supervise via Facetime or speaker phone. I work entirely remotely and have found clients prefer this over having to drive to an office multiple times.