I am dedicated to this Member Crowdfunding project, and was one of the volunteer member-owners who helped draft the guidelines document during the 60-day campaign. I recently retired after working for 33 years at the Office of the State Public Defender - as the Appellate Division Administrator, a local office attorney-manager, an appellate attorney and a trial attorney. I’ve been involved in state politics for decades as a member of the Public Defender leadership team and as a State Supreme Court candidate in 2010-11. I have argued cases before the state Supreme Court and testified before the legislature numerous times. I believe my experience - as an attorney, an administrator, a board member or chair of various organizations (Wisconsin Judicial Council and the Executive Committee for the State Bar of WI Board of Governors), and as a candidate for public office - would help me to be a valuable addition to the Member Crowdfunding steering committee.