Anita was raised in Oslo, Norway. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English – Rhetoric and Language from the University of Alaska Anchorage and graduated cum laude from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. During law school, Anita served as summer clerk for Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court, externed for Judge Dayna Beamer of the Honolulu Immigration Court and with a criminal defense firm, and worked for a boutique civil litigation law firm. Following law school, she served as law clerk at the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals to Judge Alexa D. M. Fujise for one year, then as interim law clerk to Chief Judge Lisa M. Ginoza and Judge Clyde J. Wadsworth.
After her clerkships, Anita relocated to Boise, Idaho, where she entered into private practice with a civil litigation defense firm. She is excited to have joined the team at Quane McColl, PLLC. She is admitted to practice law in Idaho and Hawaii.
Anita enjoys spending time with her husband and children, taking her son to skateboarding contests around the country, enjoying a plethora of outdoor activities, and engaging in various creative arts.