Meet one of our newest team members who is part of our licensing team and is responsible for all legal affairs, including conducting those pesky Stage 6 IP reviews :).
Q1. What is your position and what does it entail?
A. My position is General Counsel, which basically means I am Edison Nation’s attorney. I do everything from drafting and reviewing legal documents, completing internal IP reviews of idea submissions, coordinating all of our patents with outside counsel, handling trademarks and copyrights, etc. etc. I’m a one woman show, and I stay very busy!
Q2. What do you enjoy most about working at Edison Nation?
A. The people here are amazing, but they are slightly edged out by the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine since it supplies me with Dr. Pepper. I require large amounts of caffeine to do my job.
Q3. If you could be doing anything else right this moment, what would it be?
A. Hanging out with my 3 year old son Logan, though this would likely mean watching the same Disney/Pixar movie for the 658th time.
Q4. What’s your hidden talent?
A. I actually have a pretty decent singing voice. I sang with the Virginia Children’s Chorus when I was young, which also allowed me the opportunity to sing with the Virginia Symphony once. These days most of my singing is done either in the car or as part of my son’s bedtime routine.
Q5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. For a brief period of time in the 80’s I wanted to be a marine biologist, but from the time I was about 6 years old I wanted only to be a lawyer. I do still have a fascination with great white sharks, and one of my dreams is to see one up close and personal…from the safety of a cage of course!
Q6. If you could experience someone else’s life for just one day, who would it be?
A. I don’t know a particular person I would like to be for a day, but I would love to spend a day experiencing my yorkie Chloe’s life. Her days are filled with naps, treats, and cuddling on the couch. I long for a day that relaxing and carefree.
Q7. Who are you often told is your doppelganger?
A. I am not often told I look like anyone in particular, though when I was little I was the spitting image of the little girl from Poltergeist. People often asked if I was that actress, to which I would reply, ‘They’re heeeeeeerrrrrrree…”
Q8. You’re only allowed to eat one food for the rest of your life. What would you choose?
A. Easy. Homemade fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken and steamed broccoli. Eating this one food for the rest of my life would likely greatly reduce my lifespan, but what a way to go.
Q9. What’s a goal you’re most proud of accomplishing?
A. I had the bright idea of having a baby while attending law school. That was pretty tough at times. Thankfully, my husband Joey is a saint, and together we made it work. I’d say that was a pretty major accomplishment.
Q10. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
A. The internet. Hands down. I remember when we used to have to go to the library to find answers to questions. Who has time for that?! Microwaves are pretty awesome too.
Want to meet other members of our staff? Catch up on past Meet the EN Team posts!