Our Team

Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel brings together an experienced team of legal professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants.

Our legal team and our staff keep the EPIC office running smoothly in pursuit of justice. EPIC’s success is based around our shared principles regarding what is right and a shared understanding of how justice should play out. These ideals have driven us to provide each client with compassionate personal attention and high-level service.


Sam Parker Bogle

Legal Case Manager

Sam Parker a Legal Case Manager at EPIC . Sam says he immediately felt embraced by the EPIC team. When asked how he handles the fast pace of our office, he said that he tries not to let stress affect his mindset, preferring to keep a level-head so that he and those around him can maintain good energy in the workplace.

When Sam isn’t greeting clients at EPIC, you can find him doing something creative like painting, exercising, and spending time with his family. If his name sounds familiar, you may have heard some of his music! He is part of the Sam Parker Trio, an indie/soul/rock group based right out of Tacoma. You can find them on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube.

Whitney Johnston

Facilities Manager/File Clerk

Whitney Johnston is a receptionist and file clerk at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. With a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, Whitney is responsible for monitoring the files brought into the firm; she is also the friendly and familiar face that clients and staff see when they come through the front doors.

Whitney loves working at EPIC and witnessing the support that a client receives from the EPIC attorneys and staff throughout the legal process. She enjoys seeing the client/attorney relationships build and grow throughout the years.

Outside of work, Whitney stays busy with her three sons, attending their sports games and spending time outside enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

Susan L. Kaelin

Litigation Paralegal/HR Manager

Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Susan Kaelin has been employed in the legal profession since 2008. Prior to joining the EPIC team, Susan brings 15 years of diverse management and human resources experience with a client-focused approach to advocacy. In 2013 she was recognized with the “Award of Excellence” from the National Association of Legal Professionals of Pierce County as well as the “Award of Excellence” for Washington State.

In addition to her work at EPIC, Susan is a highly active and accomplished member of her local communities. She is the former Vice President of NALS Association of Legal Professionals and Workplace Campaign Coordinator for United Way Pierce County, as well as a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, the Professional Women’s Network, and the HR Professionals Association. She also volunteers and advocates for the American Cancer Society.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Susan and her husband, Mark, have three children: Hali (a senior graphic designer), Taylor (a cardiac rehab exercise physiologist) and Markus (Electrical Journeyman Lineman). In her free time, Susan enjoys running, biking, exploring the PNW and spending time with family and friends.

Heather Stamper

Litigation Paralegal

Heather Stamper is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Her legal career began in 1993 and started to specialize in personal injury, after attending numerous CLE courses and seminars to hone her legal knowledge and skillsets. She received her legal assistant certification from Clover Park Vocational Technical College. She is currently a member of NALS and served as their Educational Director from 2014-2015.

During her tenure at EPIC, Heather has accrued considerable experience case management from the early discovery stages through trial. She prides herself on her personal commitment to professional client service and has found assisting clients in need to be an exceptionally rewarding experience. She also enjoys the caring, family-like environment at EPIC.

Heather is married and has two daughters. Her interests include spending time with her family, friends, and bulldogs. She enjoys going to comedy shows and concerts, playing bass, camping, going to the sand dunes with her dune buggy, rafting down whitewater rapids, pole fitness, belly dancing, PiYo, and Zumba.

Katherine Stamper


Katie is a paralegal. She loves working for EPIC because of the rapport everyone has with each other.

Katie feels like she’s making a difference in people’s lives working for EPIC. As she puts it, we can’t turn back time and prevent the injury, but we can help clients feel more at ease with kind and gentle guidance through the legal process. Katie’s calm demeanor and strong work ethic make her a key part of our team.

She holds an associate degree in Arts and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Outside of work you can find her on runs with her dog (a Shiba Inu named Kenji), streaming video games, and working on coding projects.

Claire M. Stubbs


Claire is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Prior to joining the EPIC team, she worked as a paralegal specializing in worker’s compensation claims since 2016. Claire understands that the legal process can be stressful and strives to provide each of our clients with the level of compassion, communication, and clarity that they deserve.
Claire enjoys the camaraderie here at EPIC and appreciates that we all have one common goal; to help our clients. She is also the sister of EPIC Attorney, Neil Stubbs, and finds working with her family to be a great joy.
Outside of her work at EPIC, Claire owns and operates a portrait photography business based in Tacoma. She enjoys kayaking and boating during our beautiful PNW summers, snowboarding in the winter, and spending time with family, friends, and her standard poodle, Boone.