Alexis has a B.A. in Spanish and a J.D. from the University of Idaho. She moved to Spokane in 2015 to clerk for Judge Laurel Siddoway at Division Three of the Washington State Court of Appeals. She joined the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office in 2017 and has held a variety of positions there, including as a member of the Involuntary Treatment Act Unit, which represents Frontier Behavioral Health in involuntary treatment of individuals who are gravely disabled or at risk of harm to themselves or others due to mental health or substance use disorders. Alexis also briefly worked as an Assistant Attorney General representing Eastern State Hospital in involuntary treatment issues. Since June 2021, Alexis has worked as an appellate attorney in the prosecutor’s office, handling appeals from felony convictions in the court of appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.
Through professional and personal experiences, Alexis is aware of the complexities facing individuals and the community when addressing serious mental health disorders, and hopes to bring those experiences to NAMI to further its goals of supporting those who have been impacted by mental illness.