Ms. Brown received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College. After her active duty tour as a United States Air Force Judge Advocate and Assistant, for which she was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for her efforts during the Gulf War and the subsequent Philippine evacuation crisis, Ms. Brown moved back to Salem, Oregon to open her own estate planning firm. She is a co-author and -editor of “Giving ”“ Philanthropy for Everyone,” and is a frequent lecturer and contributing author on estate and charitable planning topics including estate planning for pets.