Brenda Lind is our legal secretary. She has worked in the area of family law since 2008. She has lived in Vacaville, California for 35+ years and started a career in retail management. It was here that she learned that she enjoyed working with a diverse group of people that gave her the insight on how to assist those she later would come into contact with in the family law field. She enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life, does her utmost to treat everyone with respect, does not personalize when another relays negativity and strives to never judge another. Brenda has attended Solano Community College and studied in the area of human services and believes that her life experiences have greatly lead her to be able to help others when they walk through the door. In her words, “I love my job for the simple fact that I am paying it forward to others with compassion, dedication and with an amazing mentor.”
KelliAnn Rubalcaba is our paralegal here at the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. and has worked with the company since 2016. She obtained her paralegal degree, and language studies degree from American River College with high honors and at the top of her graduating class. KelliAnn is currently attending American River college maintaining a 4.0 GPA and straight A’s while finishing up her ASL interpreting degree, Deaf studies degree, and sociology degree. On top of being a paralegal with our firm she is also an overall assistant to anything that is needed in the office. Her goal is to finish her ASL interpreting degree so she can work with the Deaf community in the legal field. She is always eager to advance her knowledge on a variety of topics and enjoys her work. KelliAnn tries to provide positivity and understanding to all the clients she encounters as she knows they are facing a challenging time in their life. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, cooking, and all styles of dance. We describe her as “mature beyond her years”.
Karen Nielsen-Balch has been a Family Law paralegal since 2002. Before obtaining her certificate in Paralegal Studies at American River College, she worked for many years as an administrator at a private arts college after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University. As a family law paralegal Karen enjoys the challenge of incorporating her organizational skills with her goal of providing a quality service to the clients during this often stressful time of their lives. In her spare time Karen has a passion for travel and enjoys the detail involved in planning trips for herself, family and friends. Karen takes every opportunity to visit with her adult daughter who lives on the East Coast, and feels a sense of pride and admiration in being a parent. Karen enjoys spending time with friends and family, and taking extended walks whenever possible, especially on weekends.
Ann is a leading human resources professional with extensive senior-level experience in consulting, corporate and entrepreneurial roles. Ann has been a human resources professional for over 20 years, having obtained her masters degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from Chapman University in Orange California. She began her HR career working with a national corporation out of Southern California. Upon returning to northern California in 2014, she continued her career while working as the Regional Director of HR and providing internal HR support and HR consulting to more than 200 small and mid sized organizations. Ann has a proven ability to strengthen the link between people and strategy, as well as manage, motivate and retain talent. Throughout her career, Ann has been an innovator who helped design the strategies, systems and procedures of several HR departments. Ann has always been passionate about child and family advocacy. She served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and was a licensed foster care resource family and defacto parent.
Alissa Brown has worked with our office as a family law file clerk since early 2018 to the present. Alissa has worked both in our Folsom office physically from 04/2018 to 1/2019 and, as of 1/2019, began working remotely as our digital file clerk from Oceanside, CA. Alissa is presently working on completing her schooling, is passionate about dance and enjoys helping others. She also has some limited experience working with the military, as she is presently married to an active duty Marine.
Cynthia Wojan is our Billing Specialist. Cynthia comes to us with 28 years of legal experience. She retired from the Superior Court of California, County of Solano in 2018, where she held the positions of Judicial Assistant and Juvenile Court Coordinator. From 1992 to 1997, she served as the Executive Director of the Solano County Bar Association. Cynthia earned her Paralegal Certificate from UC Davis Extension in 1994 and has experience in criminal, civil litigation, juvenile, probate and family law. While living and working in Solano County, Cynthia also served on the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Board of Directors for 11 years as the Secretary and Treasurer. Cynthia’s attention to detail and organizational skills make her an invaluable member of our billing department.
Cynthia lives in El Dorado Hills with her husband, Ron, and in her spare time she likes to play pickleball and spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Melodie Ku is our Paralegal. She and her parents come from a long history of owning local restaurants. In her years as a small business owner, Melodie has learned that building relationships with customers, employees and the community are essential to a successful business. This love of creating relationships with those around her and helping others was the reason that she left her business days behind and obtained her Paralegal Certificate from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. She, also, holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Sacramento and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from UC Davis.
Melodie lives locally with her family. In her spare time, she loves to read, cook and spend time with her family.
Christina is a Family Law Paralegal with over ten years of experience working in the legal field. Christina previously worked in Probate Law/post death administration and Estate Planning for many years before making the move to Family Law. Christina has a Paralegal degree and a psychology degree and finds that both are very useful in helping with the challenges clients face in Family Law. She takes great pride in her work and is compassionate in her approach to helping families succeed. She tries to approach every situation and case with empathy and understanding.
Christina is a mother of two great teenage boys and they are very active as a family. The three are always taking great advantage of our community held events. Christina is an avid lover of being outdoors on one of our many trails, rivers, and lakes. She enjoys spare time spent with her family and is involved with community efforts to serve those less fortunate through both her church and The Upper Room in Placerville.
Stacie Adams is a Paralegal with our office. Stacie has been practicing Family Law exclusively since obtaining her Paralegal Certification in 2006 working for both large and small firms. Stacie also worked for the Fresno Superior Court with the Family Law Facilitator's office assisting the public and worked closely with family law judges gaining valuable experience from working for the court. Before Stacie became a Certified Paralegal, she worked as a Regional Director for a political lobbyist.
Karissa Ashley is our File Clerk. She originally grew up in Placerville but has lived locally since 2010. Karissa obtained an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice from Folsom Lake with highest honors. She has now transferred to Sacramento State University to study criminal justice with an emphasis on constitutional law. Karissa is on track to graduate in the Fall of 2020. Her next goal is to attend law school. In her free time, Karissa enjoys spending time outside with family and friends whether it's traveling, hiking, trying new food, or attending concerts.