Staff Bios


Kelly S.


Kelly was born in Fayetteville, NC, but moved to Ft. Myers at 3 months of age. She has a love of learning and is a former kindergarten teacher with a BS in Education, a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies, and an AA in Paralegal Studies. Kelly began coursework to obtain a master’s degree in Counseling before deciding to take a break from school. She has 2 adult daughters who are married to wonderful men, and 2 fabulous grandsons she gets to visit weekly. This third generation Floridian is a huge Florida State fan and when she’s not flaunting her garnet and gold, she spends a fair amount of her spare time trying to convince her rescue dog that she is the pack leader. She is a Florida Registered Paralegal and assists the attorney with Guardianship, Probate and Trust Administration cases.





Lisa was born in central IL, just south of Chicago, and has lived in IL her entire life until recently. Four years ago, Lisa and her husband moved to Ft. Myers to see more family and friends and enjoy paradise. She has an AA in Paralegal Studies and a BA in Criminal Justice. She worked for the State Attorney’s office for decades in several roles. Lisa and her husband have 1 daughter who is an EMT currently attending college in IL to obtain a Nursing degree. Lisa is devoted to her family and her Chicago Cubs and loves going to the beach. She assists the attorney with Medicaid and VA Benefits cases.




Beatrice was born and raised in Miami. She moved back to Ft. Myers after receiving her AA degree in Business Administration with a background in Finance and Management. She speaks Haitian-Creole as a second language. She loves to cook, scrapbook, and spend time with family and friends. She also likes to find a good coffee shop to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good book. She assists the attorney as a receptionist and office assistant.



Kristen was born and raised in Ft. Myers. She graduated with her BA degree in Business Management with a focus in Human Resources from FGCU in 2013. She and her middle school sweetheart have been married since 2012 and have 2 young sons, Will and Emmett, 3 fur children, Bella, Colt and Sawyer, and their feathered friend, Mama Duck! In her free time, Kristen enjoys working with her husband to refurbish an old school bus into a RV. She does administrative work for a local nonprofit and small businesses. She assists the attorney with bookkeeping.




Kathy moved from Washington DC, where she worked for many years in communications and hospitality, to St. James City in 2007. She began her career in senior healthcare at Gulf Coast Village as a Senior Living Counselor and later served as its Director of Sales. Kathy is an active member of CAMEO and volunteers to assist seniors, many with dementia related illnesses, with a local respite care program. In her spare time, she likes to boat with her husband Billy, read, and relax with her 2 cats, Mr. Peppers and Stinker. Kathy assists the attorney as a Life Care Coordinator. She is a resource for families and a support person for caregivers. She assists clients with finding and advocating for good care for their loved ones.




Cooper was rescued as a puppy from a parking lot and adopted by his mom Kelly. Since being adopted, he has been spreading joy and a bit of mischief around the halls of the law firm. He loves to jump, play, eat and wipe his fur on the business attire of any human he can find. In fact, leaving fur on dry clean only clothing is his specialty. Cooper is the law firm’s Director of Happiness.