Christa is Native of Botetourt County, Virginia, and a graduate of Lord Botetourt High School. After HS, entered the Blue Ridge Job Corps followed by Edison Job Corps earning certifications in Building and Apartment Maintenance, Food Services, Auto Mechanics, and attended the First AAMCO training school in Edison, New Jersey to receive a Transmission Specialist Certification.
Upon her return to Virginia, Christa volunteered for T.A.P. (Total Action for Progress) in the VA Cares Program for ex-offenders where she earned TAP’s Role Model of the Year for 2011 and 2012. She also worked closely with the local NAACP and the Black Caucus on Voices for the Vote, a movement focused on reinstating voting rights to Virginia felons, with success. Her interest in the legal field quickly developed while protesting for voting rights for all people at the Capital.
This experience prompted her to earn her Associates of Applied Science degrees in Paralegal Studies and Business Management as well as Certifications in Entrepreneurship and Microsoft A+ at Virginia Western Community College. She has been working as a paralegal in a variety of legal practice areas since 2015. She is excited to focus on family law once again at Parks Zeigler.
Outside of work, Christa is an avid gamer and swimmer. She likes to spend time with her extremely large family which includes 17 nieces and nephews, greats included. She is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and has one “fur baby” – a poodle-terrier mix affectionately named, “Cowboy.”