Most of my time outside of work is spent with family. We like watching college basketball, specifically KU basketball (Rock Chalk!) and trying new restaurants or recipes. I also spend a lot of time reading.
After grad school, I accepted a position as Director of Debate and Assistant Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio. There, I taught persuasion, social movement, public speaking, argumentation and debate. After several years, I wanted to try something different. I learned about a position at JurySync and suspected it might be a good fit… more Q: How did you get into this line of work? What keeps you in it?
I have a PhD in Communication Studies from Kansas University. My focus was on rhetoric, persuasion and argumentation. I also have a BA in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Our team is dedicated, hardworking and intelligent; I love that. I also love that we get to work on a wide variety of complex cases, with some of the brightest and hardest working legal teams in the country.
Humans are essentially storytellers. Humans participate in the world as storytellers and observers of narratives. Often, a good story can be more convincing than a good argument. Similarly, a good (affirmative) story tends to be more compelling than refutation or denial of another narrative. This is why we often recommend supplanting the other side’s story… more Q: Tell us something fascinating about human behavior.