Practicing law has been a long-term goal for me ever since participating in a mock trial exercise in middle school. With that goal in mind, I pursued a degree in political science at Grand Valley State University with the intent of going to law school immediately following my undergraduate studies. I graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and joined the team at Kraayeveld Law.
I have always had a passion for working with kids. Throughout my time in college and law school, I worked as a high school marching band instructor and as a recreational gymnastics coach. One of my proudest achievements was founding and directing a competitive indoor percussion organization for my students to participate in at a local high school. I formed relationships with each of my students and this allowed me to gain insights into teenagers’ struggles and victories. This experience provides me with a greater understanding of young people’s struggles when the parents divorce. I utilizes my passion for helping kids as a family law attorney by working hard to ensure a positive outcome for children as families navigate divorce and custody proceedings.
As a Grand Rapids native, I strive to make a difference in the community by helping families navigate the legal process during a challenging time in their lives. I have a twin brother and value spending time with my large family. In the summer, I spend my spare time outside with my wife, Michelle and our dog, Zoey. In the winter, you can find me on the ski slopes when I am not in the office.