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12245 W. Lakeshore Drive

Brimley, MI  49715

(906) 248-3241




8/91-5/94         Juris Doctorate.  Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, MI. 

9/90-5/91         Millender Fellowship.  Detroit, MI Office of the Honorable Coleman A. Young.

8/88-5/90         Master of Public Administration.  Kent State University, Kent, OH.

8/85-5/88         Baccalaureate of Arts.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  Political

Science Major.

8/83-5/85         Associate of Arts.  Haskell Indian Junior College, Lawrence, KS.

11/95-6/01       CE Seminars-gaming law, human resources, Indian law and criminal law seminars.  Bay Mills Community College [1997-2002]-Computer and Native American courses. 



                        Bay Mills Indian Community, Brimley, MI

5/00-Present    Public Defender/Tribal Attorney.  Criminal misdemeanor cases in Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Court and family law civil cases in Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Court and Chippewa County Circuit Court.  Case types included juvenile, appellate, and adult criminal.  Tribal attorney research duties included monthly news articles, trademark applications, drafting family laws, and other duties as assigned.


                        Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, MI

1/99-Present    Adjunct Instructor-Gaming Law (2 cr.), Tribal Law (3 cr.), Tribal Government & Economic Issues (3 cr.).  Developed syllabus, organized and presented materials, graded assignments and tests.


                        Kewadin Casinos, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

1/98-1/2000     Casino Attorney.  Advised Casino Management Team on legal issues; negotiated, drafted, and reviewed contracts; researched various gaming issues; liaison with tribal gaming commission; and, various administrative duties for Security Director.

10/95-12/97     Administrative Assistant/Security.  Advised Casino Management on legal issues; reviewed contracts; designed, implemented and maintained a Security Incident Report Database and Reporting System; and, various administrative duties for Security Director.


Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services (WCNLS), Detroit, MI

10/94-10/95     Law Clerk.  WCNLS Children’s Law Center.  Interviewed clients; legal research; represented clients in Wayne County Probate and Circuit Courts; drafted and filed pleadings; and, prepared Michigan law fact sheets.

5/94-10/95       Librarian.  Managed daily library system for four legal libraries.

6/93-5/94         Student Attorney.  WCNLS Free Legal Aid Clinic.  Interviewed clients; drafted and filed pleadings; and, represented clients in Probate and Circuit Court family law matters.


Computer:      WordPerfect, Word, Lotus, Excel, Visual Dbase, Access, and Internet.



Excellent References Available Upon Request