I received my Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley and my Doctorate from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. I am the owner of UCL Investigations and have worked in the Criminal Justice field for almost 25 years. Additionally, I am a weekly commentator on HLN's Dr Drew Live Show, and have been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC's Today Show, and countless other network programs. Furthermore, I've been interviewed as an expert on various topics pertaining to proactive parenting, bullying, cyber safety, infidelity and relationship repair for numerous television, radio, newspaper, and Internet pieces.
In terms of educating parents, my keen understanding of the law as it pertains to juveniles, coupled with my extensive experience in investigative techniques while parenting two tech savvy teenagers, has amply prepared me to offer insight and guidance to parents and others struggling to navigate through this new age of cyber intrusion. Additionally, having worked as an investigator in the streets of Oakland for almost 25 years, while raising my young daughter, I am reminded on a daily basis of the importance of instilling confidence, strength and knowledge in our girls. Messages for Joey is a collection of many of the things I feel young girls need to know as they transition into adulthood.
As a media infidelity expert, author and infidelity survivor, I have an intimate connection to issues pertaining to marriage and relationship repair. Consequently, I am able to present a fresh, direct and compassionate approach to recognizing, uncovering and dealing with infidelity. In addition to my book: Ultimate Betrayal, I have published numerous pieces on infidelity detection, affair repair and building and maintaining healthy relationships. I am also the facilitator of an infidelity support group in San Francisco.
Industry Expertise (3)
Media - Broadcast
Areas of Expertise (4)
Pro Active Parenting the Cyber Savvy Child
Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity
Empowering Our Daughters!
Author: Ultimate Betrayal: Recognizing, Uncovering and Dealing with Infidelity (professional)
Ultimate Betrayal is the complete guide to recognizing, uncovering, and dealing with a cheating partner. You will learn how to evaluate your mate’s history, note changes in his routine, and gather evidence of his extracurricular activities—from phone bills and ATM receipts to computer records and hair on the headrest. The author also provides guidelines for confronting your mate, evaluating his reaction, and finally, choosing your next step, whether separation or reconciliation.
Private Investigator (professional)
Owner and Operator of UCL Investigation Services
Author: Messages for Joey: A Few Things I Need You to Know (professional)
A timeless gift, Messages for Joey is a collection of one mother's valuable lessons on life, friendship, money, love and self. This wonderfully touching coming of age guidebook is an easy-to-read conversation starter written in a comprehensible, straight forward manner. Although the messages were uniquely tailored for Joey, this book presents the perfect opportunity to help any young woman navigate through many of life's challenges. Manette also provides an area to include personalized notes at
University of California at Berkeley: BA, Social Welfare 1990
University of California Hastings College of Law: Juris Doctorate, Law 1995
- BAN- Beyond Affairs Network
- Mocha Moms
- Girl Scouts
Media Appearances (2)
Media Pundit, Criminal Investigator
Dr Drew HLN, Manette Media, Network Television tv
Weekly on-air commentator for HLN's Dr Drew Show. Countless expert appearances on various programs which appeared on multiple networks. Please view the link for tape.
Messages for Joey: A Few Things I Need You to Know
Blurb/Create Space Publishing print
Messages for Joey is a collection of one mother's valuable lessons on life, friendship, money, love and self. This wonderfully touching coming of age guidebook is an easy-to-read conversation starter written in a comprehensible, straight forward manner. Although the messages were uniquely tailored for Joey, this book presents the perfect opportunity to help any young woman navigate through many of life's challenges. Manette also provides an area to include personalized notes at the end of each chapter. Since empowerment is acquired through knowledge and awareness, Messages for Joey is a must read for every girl.
Event Appearances (2)
Keeping Kids Safe in a Cyber World
Mocha Moms Convention Las Vegas
Afternoon of Empowerment
Afternoon Of Empowerment Hayward, California
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance