Jeff Anderson & Associates: Advocates and Staff

Therese Gahler

Legal / Executive Assistant

Therese has worked for Jeff Anderson for over nineteen years and currently serves as a legal and executive assistant to Jeff Anderson, Mike Finnegan, and Elin Lindstrom. In the ever demanding world of a major litigation environment, Therese provides a capable and steady hand that keeps the firm focused and on time.

Erin Dalluge

Legal / Executive Assistant

Erin is the legal and executive assistant to attorneys Mike Reck, Trusha Patel, Josh Peck, Molly Burke and Jeff Anderson. Erin has been with the firm since 1993, making her the longest tenured employee at Jeff Anderson & Associates. She brings a calm demeanor and historical perspective that are invaluable to the day-to-day work of the firm.

Michelle Stoltz

Office Coordinator

Michelle has been the lead Front Line Responder and Office Coordinator at Jeff Anderson & Associates since 2004. Before coming to the firm, Michelle worked with adolescents as a client representative for Face to Face Health and Counseling Inc., in St. Paul, Minnesota. Michelle leads with empathy, and demonstrates patience and compassion when communicating with survivors. Michelle is often the first person a survivor will confide in about their abuse, and she makes every survivor feel believed, safe and heard. Outside of the office, you will find Michelle embarking on many adventures, such as golfing, boating, traveling and spending time with her friends and family, and most importantly…being a die-hard Vikings fan.

Tim Schultz


Tim is an experienced paralegal with a background in civil litigation and criminal prosecution. Tim began his career as a journalist and uses his interviewing and writing abilities to help the firm and our clients achieve success.

With previous experience in advocating for injured persons, Tim works on behalf of our clients diligently and with great respect. Tim has a Paralegal bachelor’s degree from Winona State University and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University. Outside of work, Tim enjoys live music, reading, playing hockey, running and all outdoor activities.

Lakeesha Tillmon


Lakeesha’s experience as a litigation paralegal is vital to our mission; her experience interviewing and then maintaining client relationships is invaluable; and her attention to detail in every aspect of case management is important to the overall success of our team.

In addition to her Paralegal certification, Lakeesha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in History and Philosophy.

Parker Theuninck


Parker brings several years of civil litigation experience to our firm. Parker’s success as a paralegal can be attributed to his previous experience in law enforcement, accounting, and private investigation. In addition to his paralegal certificate, Parker completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His compassion for survivors and intolerance for injustice drives him to help our clients find a path to healing and closure. Parker epitomizes a phrase commonly heard around our firm, “We lead with our hearts and steer with our heads.” Outside of work, Parker stays active playing golf, hiking, working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Asja Karic

Client Communications Manager

Asja holds a B.S. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Before joining Jeff Anderson and Associates, she worked as an Advocate coordinating crisis lines, providing court advocacy and supporting survivors through Sexual Assault Forensic Exams.

Asja enjoys volunteering in her spare time and has been involved with Women’s Advocates and HandsOn Twin Cities. She brings expertise in working directly with survivors and provides a safe environment for clients here at Jeff Anderson and Associates.

Rachel Mendivel

Client Communications Advocate

Rachel brings several years of advocacy experience to our firm. Rachel’s success as a Client Communications Advocate can be attributed to her previous experience as a Victim Advocate at various District Attorney offices. In addition to her experience as an advocate, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master’s in Business Administration degree. Her passion for justice, loud voice for survivors and being relationship-oriented, helps Rachel connect with her clients on a deeper level. Rachel believes that every survivor that comes forward helps prevent a future child from abuse. Outside of work, Rachel stays active playing soccer, working out, learning Arabic, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Melissa M. Harris

Records Manager

With great attention to detail and an incredible work ethic Melissa has kept things in impeccable order at Jeff Anderson & Associates for more than eight years.

Michelle Ferguson

Accounting Manager

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With a finely-tuned eye for the tiniest details and a knack for deftly managing multiple processes at varying altitudes, Michelle has handled all of our day-to-day financial operations with precision and efficiency since joining the firm in 2018. She credits these abilities, in part, to her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University. Michelle is continually inspired by the passion of her colleagues and is energized by our collective, ongoing dedication to the fight for survivors’ rights. Outside of the office, you may very likely find her golfing, spending time with friends and family, or relaxing at the lake.

Sandy Famodu


Sandy provides part-time accounting support to the firm.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and is a licensed CPA. Her background includes over 25 years of experience providing tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals. Sandy brings positivity and professionalism to her role. She enjoys the vibrant, collaborative culture of the firm and is grateful to be part of the work we do to help survivors. Outside of work, Sandy serves as a volunteer board member and is an advocate for mental health awareness.  She enjoys working with textiles, biking on Minnesota’s beautiful trails, and spending precious time with family and friends.

Chelsea Schullo

Communications Manager

Chelsea graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing. With experience managing communications efforts for large business divisions, Chelsea brings expertise in project management, budget planning, copy editing, and writing and analyzing outreach efforts through data. Her empathy and passion for helping others drives her and continues to motivate her to make positive improvements and developments for the team. In her free time, Chelsea can be found reading Harry Potter, listening to true crime podcasts, painting, cooking or going on walks near the St. Croix River. 

Ian McIntyre

Digital Marketing & PR Strategist

Ian graduated from the Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Public Relations emphasis. Ian’s commitment and passion for helping survivors is unwavering and motivates him daily. Ian’s attention to detail, reliability, and ability to tackle new projects is essential for the communications team’s success. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, camping, playing guitar, and staying active.

Jordan Egan

Law Clerk

Jordan graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. She is currently enrolled at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and is pursuing a law degree. Jordan’s attention to detail, thoroughness and passion for the mission make her a valuable member of the team. Prior to working at Jeff Anderson & Associates, Jordan worked in the hospitality industry and volunteered at Communities United Against Police Brutality. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her dog Sheila.

Lisa Rivera

Legal Executive Assistant

Lisa was born and raised in New York and has been working in the legal field since 1996. Lisa began working in the child protection space in 2004 in Miami and continued when she moved back to New York.  When she learned the law finally changed in New York for victims of sexual abuse, she immediately knew she wanted to work for the cause again and be a part of keeping kids safe and helping survivors on their journey to healing and justice. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, and finding fun things to do in New York.

Alley Munoz

Client Communications Advocate

Alley graduated from California State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Art in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She has spent the entirety of her career working with survivors of sexual abuse. She volunteered with a rape crisis center in Orange County as an undergrad and upon graduating was hired to work with survivors at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. She strives to create a space where survivors can feel supported through their healing journey and a space where they can feel empowered and believed in. Outside of work, Alley enjoys trying new foods, roller skating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Sharetta Belfort

Client Communications Advocate

Sharetta brings years of advocacy experience to the firm. Her previous experience as an investigator, caseworker, director, and small business owner attributes to her tenacity. Sharetta completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a post-bachelor certification in Child Rights & Advocacy, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Outside of work, Sharetta enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Moskowitz

Client Communications Manager

Lauren is a New York State licensed master social worker (LMSW) who obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. Lauren has over a decade of experience working directly with survivors of interpersonal violence in multiple capacities, including as an advocate, forensic interviewer, case coordinator, and therapist. Prior to working at Jeff Anderson & Associates, Lauren worked at two different child advocacy centers as part of the team responding to allegations and suspicions of youth being sexually abused. Lauren is passionate in her advocacy for both the protection of children and empowerment of adult survivors as they navigate their journey of healing from childhood trauma Lauren is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, podcasts, long walks with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Tessa Cox 

Legal Administrative Assistant

Tessa graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Art in English Literature and loves to edit documents. Tessa brings positivity, empathy and a deep commitment to helping survivors to her role, which positively impacts her colleagues and the survivors she connects with. While also detail-oriented and thorough, she leads with an approachable and empathetic communication style. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, watching movies and documentaries and taking her cat on walks.

Elizabeth Ornelas


Elizabeth graduated from California State Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and obtained a certificate in paralegal studies. She has over 12 years of experience as a Paralegal in various areas of the law such as criminal prosecution, family law, workers compensation and civil litigation. Elizabeth also has previously worked at a police department which is where she discovered her passion for the law. She is driven, motivated and a quick learner. Her proactivity helps her to complete tasks quickly while her reliability and deep loyalty help her to build trust with survivors and colleagues. When she has the time, Elizabeth volunteers at her son’s school for their holiday events with setting up, and decorating for celebrations throughout the year. Elizabeth also used to mentor for the Higher Education Program and would provide students with encouragement and support as they worked on college prep activities. In her spare time, she also enjoys running, attending sports events and concerts and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Tara Rowan

Records Specialist

Tara Rowan has worked in the Records Specialist Department for over three years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology. She takes care of legal documents that come through the mail and files them into each client’s folder for safe keeping. Tara leads with positivity, authenticity, and a passion for helping survivors move forward after experiencing abuse and trauma. She lives in Hudson with her beautiful wife, son, and many animals (2 dogs, a cat, bearded dragon and two sugar gliders). In her free time, she likes to go camping in the summers with her family and dogs.

Andre Henjum

Electronic Filing Specialist

Andre has worked with the firm as a Records Specialist for over five years. He graduated from the Minneapolis Community & Technical College with a degree in Business Office Administration & Legal Executive Assistance. Andre is a foundational member of the firm, ensuring all records are organized and properly filed. Beyond that, he is involved with a variety of tasks, including speaking with survivors of abuse, and sometimes being the first person a survivor discloses their abuse to. His attention to detail and desire to complete tasks quickly helps Andre to be accomplished in his position. During his free time, he enjoys watching scary movies with his pets, working out, playing video games and mastering his crocheting skills.

Trey Miller

Client Communications Advocate

Trey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Trey is dedicated and diligent with every aspect of his role and is empathetic when working with clients. In his free time, he enjoys playing ice hockey, weightlifting and watching movies. Trey is also politically active and enjoys helping campaign during elections. 

Molly Roudabush 

Head of People & Culture

Molly is an accomplished human resources professional with over 12 years of experience in talent development, project management, performance management and organizational development. She is passionate about people and brings a unique perspective with her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Molly has an enthusiasm for building strong relationships and helping others achieve their career goals. Her drive and proactivity aid in evoking positive changes for team members. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her family, husband, and beloved dog Beau.

Lily Bliven

Client Communications Advocate

Lily is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. Lily has always had a passion for advocating for survivors of sexual abuse, and is honored to have the opportunity to work with survivors daily. Before becoming a part of Jeff Anderson & Associates, she volunteered with The Advocates for Human Rights, a group that strives to implement international human rights to promote a fair society where everyone is respected and valued. Outside of work, Lily enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, going to concerts, and biking around the Twin Cities. 

Marlon Newbon

Filing Specialist

Following one of his passions, Marlon acquired an Associates in Arts degree in Music at the University of Maryland. Marlon believes no task is too small and is the true embodiment of a team player. He also brings qualities of humor, light, work ethic, and a sense of dependability to the daily work environment. Stemming from serving in the military as a paratrooper, Marlon financially supports The Wounded Warriors Project and Paralyzed Veterans of America. He also volunteers for Small Gesture Big Smiles and The Helpful Hood Homies, organizations that both to provide people that are homeless with basic necessities, food, and clothing. In his free time, Marlon also enjoys playing the drums, attending live music events, and watching documentaries on history, the medieval area, the military, and nature.

Krystal Pazanti

Legal Assistant

Krystal graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Psychology & Criminology and is a certified paralegal. Krystal uses her attention to detail, organization, and passion for efficiency to solve problems while communicating with survivors in a compassionate and loving manner. She believes in quality work and always strives to do her best. She volunteers annually with Together We Rise, a non-profit dedicated to transforming the way youth navigate through the foster care system. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, baking, camping and exploring beaches and national parks with her beloved dog

Madelyn Lofberg

Legal Support Specialist

Madelyn is a Legal Intake Specialist with JAA. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Dakota and has been with the firm for almost six months. Madelyn is detail-oriented and passionate about connecting with survivors every day. She enjoys running, reading, and exploring the twin cities with friends. Madelyn has volunteered with Girl Scouts, assisted in raising money for Prevent Child Abuse America, and lead women’s empowerment groups for college aged women during her time at the University of North Dakota.

Bailey Sturm

Legal Intake Specialist

Bailey graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and an emphasis in victimology. Her passion for helping survivors of sexual abuse creates an empowering and judgement free space. Bailey has been with the firm for over a year.  Bailey volunteers her time at a domestic abuse shelter where she continues to help survivors feel heard and safe. In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to museums, and trying new restaurants.

Hunter Campbell 

Legal Intake Specialist

Hunter is a Legal Intake Specialist and has been at the firm for over a year. She graduated from Winona State University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Bringing a steadfast passion for advocacy, Hunter finds a great sense of purpose being able to work with survivors. Her previous experience interning at Anoka County Attorney’s Office in their Victim Witness Services provided her with a foundational understanding of trauma and how to communicate with survivors. She also volunteers at a local domestic abuse shelter where she continues to further develop advocacy skills. In her free time, Hunter enjoys camping with her family, golfing, and enjoying Minnesota summers.

Sue Lee

Records Specialist

Sue joined the firm as a Records Specialist almost two years ago and quickly became an essential part of the team. Every day, Sue strives to lead with kindness in her interactions with her colleagues as well as survivors. She believes in the power of compassion and always does her best to help others. Her work ethic and attention to detail help her to succeed in her role and complete tasks on time and accurately. Sue has spent time volunteering at a nursing home and a women’s shelter in order to make a positive impact on people that may be struggling. In addition to volunteering, in her free time she enjoys hiking, photography, and reading a good book.

Amy Weaver 


With a solid foundation in legal studies, Amy holds an Associate Paralegal Degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI, and later expanded her academic horizons with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University, St. Paul, MN. Her commitment to both the technical and strategic aspects of the legal field is a testament to her well-rounded expertise.

Amy extends her dedication beyond the legal realm through volunteer work. She has actively participated in Wisconsin Restorative Justice/Victim Impact Panels, contributing to the community’s well-being. Her past involvement with the Wisconsin Paralegal Association, both on local and state levels, showcases her commitment to professional development and networking within the legal community. Additionally, she engages in charitable initiatives such as T-Rock Pizza, where she contributes to feeding the homeless across the metro area, and Feed My Starving Children, where she volunteers her time packing meals to make a positive impact on global hunger.

Outside the world of legal documents and court proceedings, Amy finds joy in spending quality time with her family, fulfilling the vital role of “Mom.” A passionate golfer, she enjoys the challenge of the game and the camaraderie it brings. Road trips and vacations provide an opportunity for relaxation and exploration. Additionally, she values spending time with her significant other, cherishing the moments that life outside the office has to offer.

Maura Hall-Ford


Maura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her academic journey has equipped her with a unique perspective, blending philosophical insights with the practicalities of the legal world. Maura brings a wealth of experience to the table, having previously worked as a paralegal in immigration law. Her dedication to serving diverse communities and her fluency in Spanish has been instrumental in providing effective legal support to clients navigating complex immigration processes.

Beyond work, Maura finds inspiration and joy in various activities. An avid solo traveler, she explores different cultures, broadening her horizons and embracing the diversity of our world. Her passion for salsa dancing reflects both her energetic spirit and her love for community engagement. When not on the dance floor or exploring new destinations, Maura enjoys watching classic films and spending time outdoors, connecting with nature.

Emma Moen


Emma holds an impressive academic background, graduating with a Double Major in Neuroscience and Psychology from UW-River Falls. Complementing her strong foundation in these disciplines, she also earned a Paralegal Certificate from North Hennepin Community College, showcasing her commitment to merging her passion for law with her scientific expertise.

Emma brings a wealth of experience from her impactful work with BSA sexual abuse survivors and those affected by the opioid epidemic. Her dedication to navigating high-stakes cases, including her role in the Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy, showcases her commitment to justice and advocacy.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys unwinding by attending concerts, immersing herself in literature, and cherishing quality moments with her family.