I work with local governments throughout the state to facilitate community economic development projects, by promoting the use of local resources to enhance economic opportunities and improve social conditions in a sustainable way. I’m a certified Community Economic Development professional and have a particular interest in downtown development and redevelopment.

In addition to my duties at Sanford Holshouser LLP, I serve as Chairman of the Planning Board for my hometown of Wendell, and as a Council Member of the Zoning, Planning & Land Use section of the North Carolina Bar Association. As a native of North Carolina, community economic development and land use issues within the state are things I care about deeply. I recently worked with a team on a proposed redevelopment of the East Main Street corridor in downtown Durham. Previously, I worked as a Title I intervention teacher for the Zebulon Elementary School system, and spent time as a real estate agent and property manager.

During my time at UNC Law, I volunteered as part of the Women in Law peer mentor program, assisted with the pro bono cancer clinic, and served as managing editor of the First Amendment Law Review. I was also privileged to intern for the Honorable Robert C. Hunter of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. I live in Wendell and enjoy collecting early American antiques.



  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD 
  • Meredith College, BA 



  • North Carolina


Phone: 919-524-2096