I am a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley. I am a 1979 graduate of Valley Central High School in Montgomery, and a 1983 graduate of Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh. I earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in history/political science and psychology. I enrolled in Albany Law School after college, graduating in1986. In November 1986, I joined Ryan, Roach & Ryan, where my practice has concentrated in the fields of workers’ compensation and social security disability.
I live with my husband and two sons in the same Hudson Valley community of Montgomery where I was raised. I am an active community volunteer. When my son joined the Cub Scouts in 1999,I began serving with the Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader, and continue now as a Boy Scout Troop Committee Member. I have been impressed by the values and character of the Scouts. In addition to my Boy Scout activities, I volunteer at my church, serving as a team leader in the children’s ministry program.