I am a graduate of Vanderbilt University, the University of Arizona, the University of New Hampshire and Oklahoma City University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, my first master's in nursing with a focus on Clinical Specialty in Adult Nursing and Research with a Minor in Human Physiology. After graduation from my master's program in Nursing I taught Nursing at the University of Oklahoma and help get the Oklahoma City University School of Nursing started. It was at that time I was encouraged to get a doctoral degree to stay in education, and the head of the National Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, encouraged me to attend law school. I began my legal studies at Oklahoma City University while teaching full time at OU. After graduation due to the collapse of the oil and gas industry, I taught and worked for hospitals in Connecticut before joining a Securities related firm as their in-house counsel and compliance officer. I helped with the development, marketing and copywriting of their proprietary international financial database, and the setup of their foreign subsidiaries. Returning to Oklahoma due to family concerns, I have work in Aviation Title and Finance, and the Oil and Gas Industry. I have worked in the Oil and Gas industry for the last 25 years. To better understand the drivers behind the industry, I sought an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. During this entire time, I have taught adult education classes, employees, mentored and coached employees. My greatest satisfaction has been seeing individuals go on to achieve their degrees or attend law school.
While I can tutor a broad range of subjects related to Law, I am most passionate about tutoring people to be successful in taking and passing their entrance exam either to law school or the Bar itself. I have been a member of three state Bars, Oklahoma from which I resigned in good standing in 2010, Connecticut and New York where I am still an active member. I passed the Bar exam for each of these states on the first attempt. I am now in semi- retirement looking forward to teaching and traveling. Toward that end I have joined Varsity Tutor to help pass on the knowledge I have gained and to begin teaching English as a second Language, both online, so I can travel extensively and see the world.
I am a strong proponent of education and reading, and that all individuals should endeavor to achieve their dreams, and towards that end we should do what we can to program the upcoming generations to strive for success. My hobbies are photography, travel and stock trading.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN)
Graduate Degree: Oklahoma City University - Juris Doctor, Legal Studies
Travel, Stock Trading, Photography, Gardening