Current Placement(s) in the JLLB?
What year did you join the JLLB? How many years is that?
Where did you go to school and what degrees do you hold? I received my bachelors degree from UC San Diego (Eleanor Roosevelt College) majoring in Political Science, and received my JD from Whittier Law School (emphasis in Tax and Estate Planning)
What do you do outside the League as a job? Tell us all your jobs both professional and other places you volunteer. I work for myself. I help clients manage their trusts or manage it for them as a private trustee/trust accounting/tax preparer/property management. I help my older clients open their mail, write checks, and pay bills. Some are elderly “orphans” and others have family members who are not able to help with the daily money management. Many of them are potential victims of fraud and do not know the difference between a real bill and a fake bill. Also, many women have never taken care of their finances, their husbands have handled everything, and when their husbands pass away they are completely lost. With three little kids, I didn’t want to work at a law firm 60+ hours. I had worked drafting estate planning documents and trust administration at law firms prior to having kids.
What city did you grow up and how’d you end up in Long Beach? I grew up in Los Angeles and attended Immaculate Heart High School. After law school, I was working in Newport Beach and my husband was working in Orange, Ca. He was going to change jobs either to Downtown Los Angeles or El Segundo, and we needed to find something that would be halfway for the both of us. Having grown up in Los Angeles, I only knew very little of LB , and I really didn’t want to move here. He had me attend my Delta Gamma Alumnae meeting, and I met some wonderful ladies including Sharon Eastman (who also recommended I join JLLB) who shared with me where to live in LB. It has been the best decision!!
Why did you join the JLLB? I joined because Sharon Eastman (and other wonderful ladies) who told me what a great organization this is. Not only to help others in the community, but also leadership training, and social events!! Having three little kids (11, 8 and 5 yrs old) I relish the opportunity for socializing with the wonderful women of JLLB.
What keeps you staying in the JLLB?
What are your hobbies / what do you like to do for fun?
What’s your New Year resolution? To lose weight, which is why I want to take spinning and barre classes, I realize that I am a people person and working out at home alone is not for me.