I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. degree in 1986. I received my Law degree from Campbell Law School in 1992. After law school, I was a clerked at the N.C. Supreme Court for a year and have worked at Thomas & Farris, PA since 1993. After the birth of my daughter in 1998, I began tutoring in the public school system. In 2000, I started tutoring at Margaret Hearne Elementary School through the H.O.S.T.S. (Helping one student to succeed) Program. I also tutored at Wells Elementary School for 8 years. In 2013, I took the Augustine Project Training program and have completed 60 hours of tutoring. I have also privately tutored for several years. I am married to Eliot Smith and have two children.