Natalie grew up in North Carolina where she earned her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Natalie was the starting pitcher for the collegiate softball team for four years and was a NCAA Peach Belt Conference Woman of the Year Finalist. Her discipline on the field and in the classroom guided Natalie to further her education in the field of law.
Natalie received her Juris Doctorate from Campbell University School of Law. During law school, she interned for both the Wake County Public Defender’s office and the Capital Defender’s officer where she prepared motions, met with clients, and drafted criminal pleadings. Natalie also worked for the Sparrow Law Firm, a criminal defense firm where she mainly handled traffic offenses in Wake County, North Carolina.
She was also the President of Campbell’s Public Interest Law Student’s Association, participated in the North Carolina Innocence Project, and was heavily involved in the Restorative Justice Clinic (RJC) at Campbell Law School. The Restorative Justice Clinic brings victims and offenders together in order open a dialogue and foster healing on all those impacted by crime. During her time with the RJC, Natalie handled referrals from juvenile intake counselors and participated in mediation within surrounding grade schools and attended clinics at the Butner Federal Prison in North Carolina.
Upon graduating from law school and passing the bar in North Carolina, Natalie worked as a compliance officer for Credit Suisse where she monitored for abusive trading activity within the firm.
In April 2019, Natalie and her husband moved cross-country with their two rescue dogs to Colorado, where she sat for the Colorado Bar exam and became a Colorado licensed attorney.
Natalie is an attorney who is dedicated to serving others. A quote by Helen Prejean is what inspired Natalie to become an attorney. “People are more than the worst thing they have ever done” and Natalie is grateful she has the ability to advocate and be a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves.
Natalie is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Colorado. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.