A New Bern native with 30 years experience in the legal field, an active member of the NC State Bar, 3B Judicial District Bar, and Craven County Bar Association, among others, and serves as the Clerk of Superior Court for Craven County. Duties include Judge of Probate with exclusive jurisdiction over estates, guardianships, competency hearings, land partitions, publ ic land condemnation, foreclosures, adoptions, name changes, and many other civil hearings. Administrator and Record Keeper of court-related matters, supervising jury service, and staffing of courtrooms. Comptroller of funds for court-related activity and minor funds. The leader and supervisor of an office staff of 28 assistant and deputy clerks.