Both my daughters, Chloe and Taylor, have been students of MSGL through the Elementary I program. I am a self-employed attorney in downtown Lafayette. I primarily practice in the areas of family and juvenile law (so I am somewhat of a social worker and therapist). I have passionately advocated on behalf of children in the le-gal system for over fifteen years and have thus learned much about child development and the influence of environ-ment on that development. I believe that my experience can be of great benefit to the Board in serving all the children of our community, as well as my own children.