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Education

Presently Attending

Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership

Colorado State University

Specialization areas:    (1)Project Management; (2) Organizational Learning and Performance 

2014

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

Washington State University

Primary concentration: Human Development
Secondary concentration: Business Administration
Tertiary concentration: Political Science 
 *Ranked in the top 35% of my graduating class

2013

Associates of Arts & Science

Wenatchee Valley College

"Running Start" Participant, which is a program where you attend college courses for dual credit as a high school student.

Work History

March 2016Present

LEGAL ASSISTANT / PARALEGAL

Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.
  • Drafting of estate planning documents such as Wills, Trusts, Health Care Powers, General Powers, and various assignments to fund Trusts
  • Formation and maintenance of Arizona limited liability companies and incorporation's, including drafting the Articles, Operating Agreements/By Laws, Annual Reports and Minutes 
  • Preparing deeds for homes in Arizona, California and sometimes other  states, including working with title companies and appraisers for accuracy
  • Researching statutes and complying with high ethical standards and confidentiality matters 
  • Administrative duties such as depositing checks, maintaining accounting reports, and other clerical departmental needs
  • Responsible for updating all training materials with a step by step guide that included visuals when necessary. I have been used as a test for firm wide training's and changes and was involved in the process of making changes and presenting the new information to firm employees.
  • I converted our department to paperless filing. Scanned and digitally organized over 500 files and gave notice to clients of new file retention policy

*The attorney I work for has been a wonderful teacher and empowers me to research and learn on my own with his guidance.  He has been extremely complimentative of my abilities and work ethic. 

Nov 2015March 2016

RECEPTIONIST / LEGAL ASSISTANT

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer P.A.
  • Entering time for (2) attorneys
  • Preparing and editing pre-bills to be sent to clients for (17) attorneys
  • E-billing clients for (1) attorney
  • Drafting complaints for AZ and NV foreclosures, sending out all certified mailings thereafter, and taking calls for trustee sale information
  • Answering and screening all incoming telephone calls
  • Transcribing and/or editing letters, memos and other documents for (5) attorneys  
  • Greeting clients, preparing conference rooms for depositions and meetings
  • Phoenix firm's leader of the Community Engagement Committee
  • Any miscellaneous tasks that need completed 

*Left for a significant increase in responsibility and pay. Continue to have a very good relationship with the firm. 

Aug 2015Nov 2015

LEGAL ASSISTANT - Judgment's Team

Suttell, Hammer & White
  • Prepared documents to be reviewed by attorneys and/or the courts in WA, OR, ID, CO, AK, UT, & CA.
  • Followed up on court proceedings by reviewing the docket and judgments
  • E-filed with some courts
  • Exceeded personal quota each week and helped to meet team quota as well
  • Joined the firm's book club that was focused on success and improvement
  • Was promoted from Receptionist within 3 weeks of employment 

*Left for relocation to Phoenix, Arizona

"Leah has an extremely positive attitude and has assisted inventory/skip a great deal since she has started working here. She picks up new things quickly, completes things efficiently and is always looking to take more on. She has been a strong addition to the SHW team!!" - Ryan Poth, Department Head

May 2015Sep 2015

RECREATION SPECIALIST / NUTRITION LITERACY EDUCATOR

Longview Recreation
  • Coordinator for the Free Summer Meals program - recruited and scheduled 25 volunteers to serve meals at low-income sites
  • Taught Organ Wise nutrition literacy curriculum to school aged children
  • Site Lead at summer program in the morning hours; managed 3 assistant staff members and 2 volunteers 
  • Traveled between 4 low-income sites to talk to children about the importance of taking care of their health and eating healthy
  • Taught children to grow vegetable gardens and had them help with the site gardens to promote healthy eating 
  • Taught yoga classes to children that involved games and connection time
  • Promoted wellness programs to the community and staff - appeared on local TV to invite community members to our activities
  • Personal assistant to the Recreation Coordinator - shopping for supplies needed, delivering supplies, dropping fliers, helped coordinate community events, other miscellaneous duties 
  • *Summer Employment: May-September 2015

"Leah, you are always there when I need you! Thank you for always being one step ahead." - Karry Williquette, Recreation Coordinator

Skills

Communication
Organization
Project & Team Management
Research & Writing
Technology
Customer Service
Reliability

Volunteer Experience

Free Summer Meals - Longview, WA

  • Served free hot lunches to children at multiple low-income sites

Salvation Army - Melbourne, Australia 

  • Hamodava Cafe waitress; served breakfast and lunch to ~300 attendees per day, every other Friday 

Assistant Basketball Coach 

  • Assisted in building individual and team skills during weekly practices and games to a team of 10 boys ages 9 to 11 

More about me

Spent a year abroad in Australia as an Au Pair

Certified Holistic Nutrition Health Coach 

Avid yogi, sports enthusiast, and love for travel