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 fifteen 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 thirty-four 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: Current Director, Past President and Treasurer, NALS of Mid-Willamette Valley
Sara has over twenty-six years of experience in working as a paralegal dealing with Estate Administration and Probate.
Darlene Delaney – Legal Assistant
Education: B.S., Western Baptist Bible College (now Corban University)
Bio: Darlene has over thirty years of experience as a legal assistant working with bankruptcy and creditors rights. She previously worked for a title company for seven years.
Elisa Lewis – Legal Assistant
Education: A.A.S., Paralegal Certificate, Portland Community College
Bio: Elisa is the newest member of our team. Her primary focus is in Estate Planning and Trust Administration.
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 sixteen 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 11 years experience in the legal field.
Community Involvement: Adopt a Street Cleanup, Volunteer, Marion-Polk Food Share, Habitat for Humanity
Ashley Melton – Clerical Assistant
Ashley 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.