Christine’s practice is limited to legal matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), including both health care plans and qualified retirement plans. Christine assists public and private sector plan sponsors, third-party administrators and investment professionals in all aspects of establishing and operating employee benefit plans. She is particularly adept at designing health and retirement plans to fit the individual needs of her clients. She also has extensive experience in guiding clients through the process of correcting plan administration errors through the IRS Employee Plans Correction Resolution System (“EPCRS”).
Christine is passionate about assisting employers in meeting the compliance challenges of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and the Affordable Care Act. She enjoys navigating the regulatory framework of retirement plans and health plans to meet the individual needs of her clients.
Christine is a past Board Member and Program Chair of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference and she is a frequent speaker on employee benefits topics.
Lewis and Clark Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2004
Lewis and Clark College
B.A., Biology, 1999
- Tandem Northwest, President of the board
- Western Benefits Council, Board Member
- American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Associated Professional Member
- ASPPA and WBC Joint Conference Planning Committee, Member
- Oregon State Bar, Member
- Marion County Bar, Member
- Leadership Salem, Class of 2013
Off the Job
Christine was born and raised on a small farm on the outskirts of Salem. She attended Cascade High School and was active in five different 4-H clubs. She is the mother of one and looks forward to the day when her daughter is old enough to follow in her hoof prints and show lambs at the Marion County Fair.
Christine enjoys gardening and hiking. She recently took up snowshoeing, although on stormy winter days you are more likely to find her inside reading a book than tromping through the woods.