OREGON DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
WHY DID YOU BECOME A PROSECUTOR?
Working as a clerk for a judge after law school, I watched prosecutors in action and was intrigued. My judge encouraged me to be a prosecutor. Best career advice I ever received, and I never looked back.
WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR WORK?
I have met the most amazing, resilient people who are suffering through agonizing, horrific situations of trauma and loss. Helping these victims seek justice and closure is both humbling and profoundly rewarding.
WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART OF YOUR WORK?
Watching these same victims relive and re-experience trauma over and over again as their cases wind through years in the justice system.
WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU AND THE WORK YOU DO?
Douglas County is my home. I want Douglas County to be a safe place to live, to raise a family, and to thrive.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE COMMUNITY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM?
The process of the justice system is never fast enough to suit anyone. It is slow, but deliberate.
DO YOU HAVE VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES IN WHICH YOU PARTICIPATE?
I am active on several non-profits boards. These include Phoenix Carter School and Douglas C.A.R.E.S. child assessment center.
OF THE WORK OF YOUR OFFICE, WHAT MAKES YOU THE MOST PROUD?
The incredible people I work with. Each is dedicated and determined to compassionately serve the people of Douglas County.
Diversion Programs and/or Alternative Sentencing Programs and community engagement programs.
My office participates in the Drug Court Program, Mental Health Court, and Domestic Violence Court