Lakewood, Littleton, Boulder, Colorado
January 1988 – Current
Draft wills and other documents related to death and disability planning; Represent clients in probate
and estates; Prepare returns and consult in tax matters; Advise on landlord and tenant and other legal matters
Publisher – Foolscap & Quill, LLC
Write, edit, proof, layout and publish paperback and e-books; design covers; market and promote books.
President - Inferno Film Productions, LLC
Managed production, post-production, sales, and distribution of in-house productions; negotiated and
drafted distribution agreements for other movie production companies and coordinated delivery of
masters and other materials as a motion picture sales agent.
President - The Midgard Corporation
March 1999-August 2013
Oversaw the financing and management of start-up companies and other investments.
Master of Arts (expected May 2017) 31 Credit Hours GPA: 3.903
Major: U. S. History; Concentration: Nineteenth Century; Minor: American West
History Department, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Colorado Denver
University of Oklahoma
College of Law
August 1983 - May 1986
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Law Enforcement Administration
Political Science Department, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Oklahoma
August 1976 - May 1980
Board Member – Boulder Emergency Squad
President (Chief Surgeon) – Dr. Watson’s Neglected Patients
Coordinate activities of non-profit literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes; Assisted Denver Museum of Nature and Science with their 2015-2016 exhibit; worked with Rocky Mountain
PBS to promote BBC Sherlock series; drafted new articles of incorporation and bylaws; planned and promoted events.
Advisor – Catherine Falk Organization
Provided advice concerning laws related to guardianship and conservatorship abuse; advised Colorado State Senator on legislation.
Advisor – Free Sherlock
Provided advice to the legal campaign to prove that the “Sherlock Holmes” and
“Dr. Watson” characters were in the public domain; advised other authors on the issue.
Secretary/Treasurer & Director - Nyx Net
Drafted articles of incorporation, bylaws, & 501(c)(3) application; negotiated transfer of assets
from the University of Denver; negotiated leases and service contracts.
Licenses & Certifications
Law License, State of Colorado, January 1988 to present
Law License, State of New York, July 1987 to present
Notary Public, State of Colorado, 1989 to present
Electronic Return Originator, Internal Revenue Service, 1992-present
Castle Rock Film Festival
Castle Rock, Colorado
Invited to speak about movie distribution.
Creative Businesses Expo
City of Denver
Invited to speak about business plans for creative businesses.
Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference
Invited to speak on panels about movie distribution and entertainment law.
Legal Aspects of Film and Video Production Conference
Organized conference and spoke about tax law applicable to film and video production.
Colorado School of Mines
Spoke about the law & induced seismicity.
Colorado Bar Association Mineral Law Section Meeting
Spoke about the law related to induced seismicity.
U.S. Bureau of Mines
Spoke about law & induced seismicity.
International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics Conference
Spoke on the law related to induced seismicity.
National Writers Club
Spoke about tax law for writers.
Colorado Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
American Geophysical Union
Grants & Honors
Viola Vestal Coulter Scholarship, 2014-2017
Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2005 to present
Marquis Who's Who of American Women, 2005 to present
Marquis Who's Who in America, 2000 to present
Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 1995 to present
Research Grant from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1995