I am a native of Raleigh and a graduate of Wingate University and the University of North Carolina School of Law. After graduating from law school, I served as an Assistant District Attorney in Wake County for several years, prosecuting cases ranging from Driving While Impaired to First Degree Murder.
In 2004, I was elected as a District Court Judge, where for 10 years I presided over a variety of cases including traffic, felony crimes, juvenile delinquency, drug treatment court, and domestic violence. In 2014 I was elected as the Clerk of Superior Court.
I am currently a member of the Governor’s Crime Commission, the Wake County Domestic Violence Fatality Task Force, and the North Carolina Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, which is charged with planning for the changes involved in the implementation of “Raise the Age” in North Carolina. I have also worked hard to bring the court to the people by helping to organize expungement clinics in our communities to give folks a second chance.
I live in Raleigh with my two sons. In my free time I enjoy Crossfit, reading, and visiting North Carolina's State Parks.