She has held a variety of upper management positions in state government, including Assistant Director of Licensing in charge of regulating securities, real estate, and professional licensing. She has served as a member of the governor’s Securities Advisory Board and is a member of the advisory board to the Department of Financial Institutions. In addition to her law practice, through 2010 Ms. Duryea was the owner of two women’s clothing boutiques – Juicy Fruits in Olympia and Willow at University Village in Seattle. She has a BA and MSW (community organization) from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Seattle University. She has been a “Big Sister” and has served on the boards of the YMCA, the EDC, Olympia Symphony, Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts, and Leadership Thurston County and has been active in a variety of organizations to promote gender and racial equity. In July of 2015, she joined Bean Gentry Wheeler & Peternell, PLLC as “Of Counsel” while maintaining her private practice.