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I am a “military brat” (Army), having been born and mostly raised in Camp Zama, Japan. After graduating from a DOD high school, I took my time trying different career paths until I began working at Crestar Bank (now SunTrust/Truist) in the early 1990’s. I started as a bank teller and worked my way up to a position in Trust and Estate Administration. I worked there for almost 9 years, thoroughly enjoying the ins and outs of Trusts and Estates. In 2005, as the U.S. was going through a recession, most banks were consolidating their departments into call centers. Realizing that my position may be eliminated as many others had, I decided to take an Accelerated Paralegal Studies Program at Old Dominion University, where I graduated with the second-highest score in the class. But even before I completed the course, I was invited to interview at a local estate planning law firm and was hired as an estate planning paralegal. If I had known how much I was going to love working in a law firm, I would have gone to law school to become an attorney!
After 14 years at that firm, I decided to retire on December 31, 2019. I took a little more than a year off, dedicating my time to upgrades in our home and taking care of our cute little grandson. In October 2020, he started Day Care several days a week, so I decided to look for a part-time job since my husband was still working full time. And here I am, once again drafting estate planning documents, assisting clients with trust funding, and doing all the other paralegal duties I love here at Alperin Law.
In My Free Time
My husband and I have a cute little house in Pungo where we enjoy everything outdoors, including biking, running, going to the beach, camping in our RV, and most of all, spending lots of time with our grandson.