As a lawyer and researcher with a passion for helping others, Carolyn combines keen analysis, a propensity to detail, and a compassionate ear to assist her clients with all manner of estate planning and administration matters. Whether planning for a family member with a disability, protecting an aging parent or navigating a complicated estate after someone has passed away, she is committed to finding practical, tailored solutions.
Carolyn was the gold medalist in her law school class and won multiple scholarships and awards throughout her academic journey. She articled with the Court of Appeal and a Calgary law firm focused on business law and civil litigation. Her career prior to law school using her Master of Public Administration degree provided her with broad experience in a wide range of public, private and academic settings. She has operated her own business as a research consultant, looked after day-to-day operations for a multi-million-dollar program in a Crown Corporation, worked as a training and organizational development manager, and now enjoys providing tangible help to clients through the practice of law.
Service is a vital part of Carolyn’s life. She currently sits on the Policy, Family and Civil Litigation Sub-Committees of the Honourable Beverly Browne – Wîyasôw Iskweêw - Restorative Justice Committee and presents workshops for Calgary Legal Guidance on estate planning to various groups in Calgary. Previously she was vice-chair of the Accreditation Council of the Alberta Council of Disability Services and has served in many capacities in her local church and the community.
Having grown up on Vancouver Island, Carolyn’s idea of a getaway is spending time with family and friends as close to the ocean as possible. Although claiming no athletic prowess, she enjoys boating, cycling and cross-country skiing. She hopes that one day soon she can venture back out with her family on trips to interesting destinations they have yet to explore.