I am a fifth generation native of Florida. I live in delightful Dunedin, which is also the town that I was raised by my parents, Bill and Barbara Bates. By week day, I am an attorney in the areas of wills and trusts and probate administration. I am a devoted parent to my dear, sixteen year old daughter, Carolina. I enjoy being outdoors in nature, hiking, exploring, bird watching, reading, and visiting art museums and sharing these experiences with my family.
I have always had a deep love and connection with the arts and devote my volunteer time to supporting the arts and artists in our community and beyond. I believe that art is one of our greatest teachers of compassion, sensitivity, kindness, thoughtfulness, focus, honesty, awareness, understanding, and peacefulness.