Professional Staff

Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt LLP: Professional Staff

Our professional staff members work hand in hand with our attorneys on behalf of our clients. They are an important part of our team and contribute greatly to our ability to efficiently and cost-effectively accomplish our client’s objectives.


Sarah Bragg – General Business & Litigation


Education: A.A.S., Pioneer Pacific College

Professional Memberships: NALS of Mid-Willamette Valley

Bio: Sarah has over twelve years experience in the legal field.

Beth Farrand – Real Property/Foreclosure/Litigation


Education: Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

Community Involvement: Beth has volunteered with Alzheimer’s Association, Salem Hospital, and Marion-Polk Food Share

Beth has over twenty-nine years of experience as a paralegal dealing with Real Property, Foreclosure and Litigation.

Sara Salgado – Estate Administration & Probate


Education: B.A., Occidental College; Paralegal Certificate, UCLA

Professional Memberships: President, NALS of Mid-Willamette Valley

Sara has twenty-five years of experience in working as a paralegal dealing with Estate Administration and Probate.

Legal Assistants

 Darlene Delaney – Legal Assistant


Education: B.S., Western Baptist Bible College (now Corban University)

Bio: Darlene has over 29 years of experience as a legal assistant working with bankruptcy and creditors rights. She previously worked for a title company for seven years.

 Martha Sellers – Legal Assistant


Education: B.A. Concordia University, Irvine; Paralegal Certificate, University of California, Irvine

Bio: Martha is starting her third year in the legal field as a legal assistant.  She has worked in criminal defense, family law and estate planning firms.  She is greatly looking forward to establishing a great career in the legal field.

Administrative Staff

Kathie Schumacher – Office Administrator


Kathie is responsible for the administration of our office, including financial transactions & billing, HR, facilities, IT, and day-to-day operations.  She has over ten years experience in law office administration and a background in retail banking.

Professional Memberships: Association of Legal Administrators, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

Tory Ellegood – Receptionist & Assistant to the Office Administrator


Tory is the friendly face of the firm.  She connects callers to the right person in the firm, greets clients and visitors, organizes events, and keeps our office running smoothly.  She has over 10 years experience in the legal field.

Community Involvement: Adopt a Street Cleanup, Volunteer

Molly Frazer – Clerical Assistant

Molly helps manage files on a daily basis.  She meets attorney and staff needs by making sure files are up to date, and when necessary, running office errands and covering reception.