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Staff

Stephen Bulzomi John Christensen Jeremy Johnston James McCormick Gemma Zanowski

To give you the finest counsel, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel brings together a team of professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants. These individuals handle all aspects of your case, answer your questions and assist you as your case proceeds. If you are in need of a traumatic injury attorney, this legal team is supported by a number of individuals who maintain your confidential records and ensure that you receive our fullest attention throughout the resolution of your case.

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ALEX CLAYTON

WORD PROCESSING/FACILITIES MANAGER | ACLAYTON@EPIC-LAW.COM

As Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel’s Word Processor, Alex is involved in every case. With an editorial background, and keen organizational skills, she juggles many moving parts with ease. Alex originally found a passion for helping people while receiving her Bachelor's degree at Pacific Lutheran University. She was very involved in PLU’s social justice scene, later continuing on to work as a victim advocate for the Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County.

Alex loves working at EPIC, and sharing the same passion and dedication for the clients with the team. Working with heavy cases can take its toll, but Alex prides herself on her ability, as well as the EPIC team’s ability, to find a way to make one another smile at the end of the day.

Outside of work, Alex stays creative by either working on her novel, crocheting or throwing ingredients together in the kitchen.

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COURTNEY GOULD

CASE MANAGER | CGOULD@EPIC-LAW.COM

Courtney Gould works as a Case Manager at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Coming from her previous experience in the same role at the State of Oregon Employment Department, Courtney has developed her abilities to maintain constant communication with clients, explain complex issues, and keep up to date on case status. Her previous position was more educationally focused, but she is passionate about putting more emphasis on her role in the legal side.

Courtney loves the team atmosphere at EPIC, and the support that each team member provides for everyone else. Her creativity and dedication to her work help her think outside the box, in order to always achieve the best outcome for clients, and take every task to completion. She believes that positive change in society comes first and foremost through changes in legislation, and has a deep admiration for those who push these positive changes forward.

In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading and writing (she has a Bachelor’s in English from Pacific Lutheran University), and hopes to have a book published in the near-ish future. She also loves video games, and checking out new bars and restaurants around town.

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SUSAN L. KAELIN

LITIGATION PARALEGAL/HR MANAGER | SKAELIN@EPIC-LAW.COM

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 team at EPIC, Susan accrued 15 years of diverse management and human resources experience, developing an expertise in client focus and 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 the current Workplace Campaign Coordinator for United Way Pierce County, as well as a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, Professional Women’s Network, and 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 (a lineman with the Mountain States JATC). In her free time, Susan enjoys running, biking, and spending time with her family.

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Saige Parker

PARALEGAL | SPARKER@EPIC-LAW.COM

Saige Parker is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. As a paralegal, Saige helps keep case workloads on track, communicates with clients, and manages the administrative aspects of each case assigned to her. She received her bachelor's degree in anthropology from Washington State University in 2018, graduating summa cum laude.

Saige loves working with clients to help resolve the issues/problems they have brought to the firm. She makes it a top priority to keep in frequent contact with clients in order to build a strong relationship and, most importantly, let them know that they matter.

Saige enjoys working at EPIC because she is surrounded by like-minded and hardworking people who care as much as she does about the well-being of their clients.

When she’s not working, Saige likes to read, travel, and spend time with her friends and family. She is a huge supporter of refugee rights and volunteers her time through the World Relief Foundation at youth tutoring centers and refugee family services.

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Cheyenne Reasoner

CASE MANAGER | CREASONER@EPIC-LAW.COM

Cheyenne Reasoner is a case manager at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. She is responsible for monitoring the cases assigned to her, researching the information needed to pursue each case, and working closely with clients. Her attention to detail and strong communication skills help Cheyenne keep her case workload running smoothly.

Cheyenne prides herself on her ability to help others, and has found working with those in need to be especially rewarding. She is equally proud to be part of the EPIC team, working closely with others who share the same drive, passion, and desire to help that she brings to her work.

In her spare time Cheyenne enjoys reading, travel and painting. When she is not telling a story with a paint brush, you will find her at the ocean or on one of the many backpacking trails scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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HEATHER STAMPER

LITIGATION PARALEGAL & HER EPIC ASSISTANT LESTAT | HSTAMPER@EPIC-LAW.COM

Heather Stamper is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Heather began her legal career in 1993, specializing 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. Currently she is also a member of NALS, where she served as Educational Director from 2014-2015.

During her tenure at EPIC, Heather has accrued considerable experience in managing a case from the early discovery stages through the trial of the matter. She prides herself on her personal commitment to professionally serving her clients, 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 also 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.

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JANET STRAUB

LITIGATION PARALEGAL | JSTRAUB@EPIC-LAW.COM

Janet Straub is a paralegal at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Janet began her career in the legal industry in 1985. She worked with many of the EPIC attorneys for more than 25 years before making the move to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she lived for three years. While in Mexico, Janet worked on building her house in the coastal town of Puerto Ángel. She received her legal assistant certification from Bates Vocational Technical College

As a detail-oriented person, Janet enjoys her role as paralegal. She likes being able to closely support both the client and attorney through her part of the legal process, which includes gathering information, collecting records, processing paperwork, hiring experts and much more.

When she’s not working, Janet loves animals (especially dogs!), gardening, cooking, and spending time with friends. One of her favorite pastimes is to explore the thrift stores and antique shops here in the South Sound.

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WHITNEY JOHNSTON

RECEPTION/FILE CLERK | WJOHNSTON@EPIC-LAW.COM

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 in to the firm, as well as be 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 out enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

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NEIL STUBBS

LAW CLERK | LAWCLERK@EPIC-LAW.COM

Neil Stubbs is a Law Clerk at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Washington State University, Neil is now focused on finishing his Law Degree from the University of Montana School of Law.

Neil's passion for justice begins with his passion for people, and building meaningful connections. Neil utilizes his energetic, compassionate, and respectful demeanor while working with the EPIC team.

In his spare time, you can find Neil mountain biking, backpacking, boating, or snowboarding. After a long day in the outdoors, Neil enjoys visiting hole-in-the-wall restaurants and tasting all the different beer and bourbon he can.

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OLIVIA COLANTONIO

FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONIST | CLERK@EPIC-LAW.COM

Olivia Colantonio is a receptionist and file clerk at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. Olivia's responsibilities include greeting clients and visitors to the firm and handling the high volume of telephone calls received each day.

Olivia, who describes herself as easygoing, adventurous and ambitious, is currently working on a Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University.

When not at work or school, Olivia loves to read, paint and stay active either in the gym or hiking throughout the South Sound.

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KIMBERLY MINTON

FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONIST | CLERK@EPIC-LAW.COM

Kim Minton is a Front Desk/Receptionist at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel. She is a devoted people-pleaser, who loves finding meaning in her ability to serve EPIC’s clients and staff, however she can. As a point of first contact, she enjoys meeting the people and families that come by the office, and helping them begin their journey to justice. With a degree in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University, Kim approaches her work with joy, compassion, and an upbeat attitude, always handling her tasks with both kindness and efficiency.

Outside of work, Kim loves spending time with her husband and friends, keeping active, eating and cooking healthy food, and serving and building her local church. In terms of the one thing she wishes more people knew about her, on the record, she will say her passion for leadership development. Off the record, she will say that she can rap almost every single one of Justin Bieber’s songs.