Family: I'm married and have parents and siblings that reside in Syracuse, N.Y.
Pets: We have a 2-year-old puppy that we rescued.
Education: B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida, MBA from NOVA Southeastern University. J.D. From Florida Coastal School of Law.
Admitted to the Bar: 2012
Employed by: The DeVries Law Firm
Field of practice: Family law, estate planning and alternative dispute resolution
Professional organizations: The Jacksonville Bar Association, JAX Chamber, Arlington Toastmasters
Community involvement: Pro-bono attorney through Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, member of The Rotary Club of East Arlington and legal counsel for the Jacksonville Jaycees.
How did you become involved?
I am a strong believer in giving back to the community. I have been fortunate enough to find various organizations that align well with my goals, beliefs and outlook for the future.
How can someone else become involved?
The best advice I can give someone looking to get involved is to figure out what they are passionate about and to find a group of people that share that same passion. Don't be afraid to ask questions about how to get involved and most importantly have fun!
What have you learned/achieved through the experience?
The most important thing I have learned throughout my volunteer experience is to be grateful every day and to live life with passion.
What was the last book you read or are reading?
"Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell