I was born in San Francisco raised in Lafayette and still think the Bay Area is the best place in the world to live. As a child I spent several years living throughout Asia which was a life changing experience. My family also spent many years in Eastern Europe in the Czech Republic. I value the education I received in international schools and the chance to meet students from other countries. Some were children of diplomats, others had parents in the tech industry like me, but we were all faced with the same challenges…moving from one place to another and having to make new friends each time. It taught me to be outgoing, confident and adaptable. One of my most treasured memories was spending a summer living with a family in the South of France before starting high school. I got a taste of independence and adventure…drinking table wine and hiking in the mountains of Saint Martin. When I went on to attend my father’s alma mater, Santa Clara University, I became one step closer to my goals of attaining my J.D. and embarking in a career in international politics. Never did I contemplate meeting my future husband, a pro football player, just a year before he won a Super Bowl. Nor did I expect our relationship to continue throughout law school and survive an 11-year journey in the NFL. It just shows if it’s meant to be, it will be.
I am now practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing NFL players in disability claims, navigating various legal issues, and transitioning from life on the field to life after football. I also provide independent consulting for non-profits and private companies in the tech and sports and entertainment space. I am a proud mother of 2 sons and am an advocate for children in the foster care and juvenile dependency system. I continue to have aspirations to do greater things in life and am always looking for the next opportunity to make a difference in the world. One of my favorite quotes: “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”.