After being born in Iowa, Kylie moved to Summit County and grew up immersed in the mountain lifestyle. She spent her high school career participating in theater technology, music, and skiing. After high school, Kylie attended the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder), where she received her Bachelors of Arts in environmental studies and political science, as well as a minor in geology and a certificate in global environmental affairs. She also spent a lot of her time with the Golden Buffalo Marching Band, and was proud to become the Color Guard Captain her senior year.
After graduating, Kylie began working in the non-profit environmental sector, and held duties related mainly to customer service. She realized in this work that she had a passion for the law, and had a great time debating legal and political subjects with her friends. After this realization, she went back to school to become a certified paralegal. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Front Range Community College in 2021 with this certificate.
Since then, Kylie worked in a law firm specializing in insurance bad faith law, and assisted with personal injury cases while there. It was working with the personal injury cases that she felt the most joy, and was ecstatic with the opportunity to work with FWI Legal’s Personal Injury team in order to continue helping those whose lives have been turned upside down by an injury.
Kylie and her partner, Hartland, met in high school, and have been together for 6 years. They love road tripping across the United States while camping in the back of their truck, and enjoy rock climbing, hiking and skiing through the western United States. They also love traveling domestically and abroad for scuba diving, and love being immersed in the underwater world. Kylie and Hartland love taking their two dogs, Molly and Charlie, on as many of these adventures as possible. Kylie is also a proud nerd, and loves watching anime, playing video games, playing D&D, and reading fantasy novels.
Q&A to Kylie:
1. What made you decide to work for FWI legal?
Ever since I began studying to become a paralegal, I was instantly drawn to Personal Injury Law, and assisting those wrongfully hurt satisfies my drive to help people. Additionally, I was instantly drawn to the team dynamic at FWI Legal, and working with such an amazing and supportive group of people is a definite plus!
2. How does your environmental studies and political science degree play a part in being a paralegal?
My degree in environmental studies gave me an extremely well-rounded education in science, law, politics, sociology, and psychology. These topics we focused on gives me a deeper understanding of medical records, mental trauma from injury, and of course, understanding and implementing the written law. For political science, I got to nerd out on how the law is made, how to read and understand the law, and how it is implemented on a daily basis. These studies gave me a huge leg up when I began my scholastic and professional career, as I already had experience with legal research, writing, and comprehension of the law. Additionally, I chose my major in environmental studies due to my desire to help others, and that translates perfectly with my job of helping our clients who were hurt wrongfully get the justice they deserve.