As a professional classical musician and fiber artist myself, I have a deep understanding of the creative process and the commitment necessary to fulfill a vision. Following a highly satisfying career as a professional musician, there was a call to help creative people in the role of attorney. I enjoy working with individuals on their personal legal issues as well as small businesses and non-profits. I am personally invested in the success of the people with whom I work, and frequently am involved in strategic planning and business counseling as well as technical legal representation.
I enjoy teaching, and am currently an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in Art and Cultural Heritage Law, and until recently also taught at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in the Cultural Leadership Masters Program. I have been invited by numerous educational and business organizations locally and nationally to speak on the subject of copyrights, trademarks, business and nonprofit law.
Building sustainable community around art and culture are of high value to me, and I choose to donate time and services in support of that value. I currently sit on the Legal Advisory Board for Springboard for the Arts, and also serve as a volunteer attorney through Springboard’s lawyer referral program. In 2012 I joined the Board of Directors for the Rose Ensemble, an outstanding and award winning vocal ensemble. Following is a listing of some of my past community involvement:
Minnesota State Arts Board, Statewide, Operational Support Grants Panelist
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Operational Support Grants Panelist
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, St. Paul, MN, Editor of Legal Chapter in Handbook for Minnesota Nonprofits.
The Musical Offering, St. Paul, MN, Board Member,
The Schubert Club, St. Paul, MN, Board Member and Volunteer
Three Legged Race Theater, Minneapolis, MN, Board Member
Zorongo Flamenco, Minneapolis, MN, Board Member
Minnesota Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota State Bar Association, Art, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, President and Officer
St. Paul Academy and Summit School Parents Association, President and Volunteer
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN Juris Doctor
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance
Hochschüle für Musik and Darstellende Künst, Vienna, Austria
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Graduate Study in Music and Bassoon Performance
American Symphony Orchestra League, Essentials of Orchestra Management