My name is Elizabeth (“Liz”) Brogan. I was born on December 5, 1980. I grew up in a very small town called Petoskey, Michigan. I graduated from Petoskey High School in 1999 and went on to college at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. My first year there I majored in English Equestrian Studies. I had ridden and worked with horses my entire life and thought I wanted to turn my passion for all things horse into a career. Unfortunately, toward the end of my first year at Findlay, I took a bad fall when the horse I was riding stopped short in front of a jump. I flew over his head and landed on my lower back on the [hard wooden] jump pole. That was the beginning of what has become a lifetime of chronic back pain. I could no longer ride with regularity. So I changed my major to Equine Business Management and took up a minor in Communications. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in May 2002.
After college I moved with a friend to the D.C. area. By that point I was ready to take a break from horses and pursue my interest in the legal field, so I obtained a Paralegal Certificate and began my legal career as a secretary for two attorneys in a mid-size D.C. law firm. I stayed in that position for nearly nine years, learned a ton, and very much enjoyed the work. In the spring of 2012 I decided I wanted to work closer to home in a smaller environment, and began working for a solo attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.
In May of 2013 my father, whom I was very close to, took his life. It came as a shock, but wasn’t terribly surprising, as he had many medical ailments and simply wasn’t enjoying life any more. I have always envisioned becoming a small business owner, and in the months since Dad passed I have had nothing else on my mind. Therefore, I am currently phasing out of full-time work and starting up my business! I know that Dad is smiling down on me for finally taking the plunge and doing what I want!
I am also an extreme animal lover. I currently have one dog who lives with me, “Sparty,” and have had several previous dogs. As I said, I grew up constantly around horses, and still have an intense love of them and the industry. Additionally, I love photography and recently purchased a very nice camera in an attempt to take my photography skills to the next level. I am kind, compassionate, honest and hard working. I hope that we can work together in the future. Please feel free to contact me – no job is too big or too small!