Heather has been helping people navigate Arizona divorce proceedings and contested child custody matters for a long time. In fact, she has been assisting attorneys with domestic relations law practice since 1994. That was the year Heather began working for the Honorable Boyd W. Dunn, then a judge on the Maricopa County Superior Court.
Although Heather was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and will always be a West Coast gal, her parents moved the family to the Grand Canyon State in 1981. Heather is a proud graduate of Chandler High School – “Go Wolves!”
Being the type of person who is embraces challenge, she went on to obtain her associate degree in paralegal studies from Phoenix College (1992), not far from our main office location on Thomas Road.
Heather has always had a strong desire to help clients avoid the stress and cost of litigation whenever possible. One way is by solving problems through mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution widely used in Arizona civil cases. With her mind set on the value of being a facilitator of mediated agreements, Heather received her training and Certificate of Mediation in 2007 from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.
What about life outside the office? When asked about her favorite hobbies, Heather just laughed. “My hobbies are my children!” She and her husband have three great kids. Heather’s youngest son hopes to play high school football. Her oldest son is an ASU senior and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. In Tennessee, her daughter is on the women’s softball team as a sophomore at Austin Peay State University. “I travel to Tennessee as much as possible to watch her play!” What parent wouldn’t enjoy that hobby?
Her favorite vacation destination is Tillamook, Oregon, where Heather’s father owned a dairy for more than 25 years. The sleepy town known as the ‘Gateway to the Oregon Coast’ has always been special. “There is nothing more relaxing than the land of cheese, trees, and ocean breeze!”
At the end of a stressful workweek, Heather and her husband usually head to their Prescott cabin. A rustic get-away surrounded by national forest. That is the one place where they feel free to really relax, do some hiking and shooting, and enjoy cool summer days and snowy winter trails.