Pam is a Dallas native who is passionate about helping individuals and families plan for their future needs, as well as the legacies they wish to leave. She enjoys spending time with each of her clients to understand their goals and concerns and devise solutions that will best meet their needs.
Pam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, then worked for many years developing software for a Fortune 500 tax software company. She enjoyed digging into the Internal Revenue Code and state statutes to learn the nuances of tax law, then translating that knowledge into program code to produce accurate tax returns for professional tax preparers.
After being a victim of identity theft, and uncovering a fraud scheme, Pam was called to federal court as a witness against the perpetrator. This was her first real experience with our legal system, and she found that being involved with the case from beginning to end gave her a deep appreciation for the rule of law, and specifically for our judicial system. This experience prompted her to attend law school at SMU Dedman School of Law, where she mentored incoming law students, was selected as a Pupil in a prestigious American Inn of Court, and served as a Senior Articles Editor for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.
After completing law school, Pam worked for a national private bank, administering estates and trusts. She found that her extensive background in tax law significantly helped her in determining the best way to utilize tax elections and planning to reduce the burden of the estate tax and income tax on estates and trusts. Through this experience, she learned the importance of having a good estate plan in place, as well as ensuring that potential contingencies are covered in that plan.Pam will be celebrating her 20th wedding anniversary this year and is the proud parent of three great children. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and several local charities.