Resumé

 

 

ADMITTED TO BAR

 

1989, Ohio; 1990, New Hampshire; 1990, U.S. District Court, N.H.; 1990, First Circuit Court of Appeals.                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

EDUCATION     

1986-1989:  University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio. J.D., 1989.  

1976-1980:  Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. B.A., 1980 in Art History with Honors.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Aug. 2006 - Aug. 2017:   Caretaker/Caregiver, Private Horse Farm, Warner, NH.

     

Sept. 2002 - February 2003:  Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Strafford County Attorney, Dover, NH.

 

May 1999 - July 2002:  Director of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH.

Oct. 1997 - April 1999:  Sole Practitioner, Colt Law Office, Portsmouth, NH.

    

Oct. 1989 - Oct. 1997:  Associate Attorney, Shaines & McEachern, Portsmouth, NH.

Dec. 1984 - Feb. 1986:  Legal Secretary & Paralegal, Wender, Murase & White, New York, New York.

Sept. 1981 - June 1984:  Horsefarm Employee, Various horse farms in Lexington, Kentucky and Warner, N.H.

              

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

2005 – 2006:  American Red Cross, Volunteer for 6 months in Katrina ravaged south, including tours of duty in Mobile, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans

2002 – 2005:  Seacoast Chapter of National Organization for Women, President.

1999 – 2002:   Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Member of Protocol & Conference Committee and Fatality Review Committee.

1997 – 2001:   New Hampshire Women’s Music Festival, Organizing Committee & Musician Co-Coordinator.

1996 - 1997:   Sexual Minorities Advisory Committee to the Portsmouth Police Department, Chair.

1995 - 1997:   Affirming Seacoast Community Partnership of The Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, Co-Chair, Fundraising & Publicity Committees.

1992 - 1994:   UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Goffstown, NH, Board Member, Records Coordinator, Policy Committee.

1992 – 1999:   The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH, Front house volunteer.

1991-1992:   The Open-Door City Coalition, Portsmouth, NH, Legal advisor and activist in effort to pass city ordinance to protect LGBT community from discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing. 

1990 - 1993:   A Safe Place (domestic violence safe home), Portsmouth, NH, Board Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator.