To promote community safety through public service by providing a positive
influence to individuals under the authority and responsibility of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, and to assist them with the
skills and programs available to further
their success which, in turn, will reduce recidivism and make our communities safer.
Approved FBI background investigation & medical review
Presentence and Pretrial Experience
Ability to interpret and apply Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure & U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
Experience in conducting investigations & preparing recommendations to the Court
Relationships established with officers in other districts to aid EDWA in the fair administration of justice
Systems skilled in: CM/ECF, PACTS, ATLAS, SRF, PSX, Word, Wordperfect & Email programs
Currently Supervises 330 Alien Offenders
Created and implemented a paperless system for collateral responses which saves the EDWA money
Courses Completed: FJC's Workshop for New Court Trainers & Pretrial Justice "How to Maximize Safety, Court Appearances, and Release"
U.S. Probation & Pretrial ServicesSpokane, WAU.S. Probation Officer Assistant10/2015
*Conduct presentence investigations on alien defendants to include:
review & analyze discovery materials; gather, summarize &
score criminal history per U.S. Sentencing Guidelines; apply relevant conduct; write report; prepare recommendation & submit to Court; discuss report with Judge & answer questions; attend sentencing; & docket legal pleadings in CM/ECF.
*Experience reviewing bail reports for grammar, punctuation & legal content; ability to interpret criminal history; experience attending initial appearances & detention hearings; & observed multiple interviews of defendants.
*Supervise district-wide alien post-conviction supervision caseload: enforce court-ordered supervision components; monitor alien contact with law enforcement agencies; report violations of conditions of supervision to SUSPO; & track date of deportation & port of removal.
*Facilitate transfers of jurisdiction (TOJ) occurring in & out of the EDWA: contact USPO in other district to obtain pertinent information relating to TOJ; submit Prob 22 & accompanying letter to Judge; track progress of fully executed Prob 22; ensure full compliance with court rules & regulations; & update PACTS.
U.S. Probation Services Technician01/2015 to 10/2015
Built professional relationships with state courts & law enforcement
agencies located within the EDWA. Researched, gathered & interpreted criminal history for U.S. Probation officers in other districts. Created records management system to keep track of up-to-date contact information for state courts and law enforcement agencies. Worked independently.
U.S. Probation Clerk06/2012 to 01/2015
Assisted pretrial, presentence & post-conviction officers with daily needs. Prepared judgments for sentencing & revocation hearings. Familiar with EDWA's grammar guidelines & ability to recognize when used incorrectly. Draft violation reports under supervision of USPO.
Windermere Real EstateSpokane Valley, WASales01/2007 to 06/2012Built relationships in person and online with clients. Strengthened my listening skills and sharpened my decision making ability through the development of interpersonal relationships. Liaison for clients during real estate transactions specifically negotiated, interpreted, and informed clients of the ramifications of real estate contracts. Resolved conflicts and developed excellent negotiation skills while working with clients and customers.
Associate of Applied Science:Legal Assisting2000The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology
Bachelor of Science:Criminal Justice, Human Services2015Walden UniversityAlpha Sigma Lambda member, a national honor society for undergraduate students