Firm Operations Manager

I’ve worked with Gretchen since 2015. I started as her administration assistant, then earned my paralegal certification in 2017, and now I manage operations for the firm.

I thrive on new experiences and love solving intricate challenges. I’m a collaborator by nature, so I relish my position with Gretchen. It gives me the opportunity to help clients protect what’s most important to them and it’s a wonderful responsibility!

My experience

My previous work experience built a good foundation for working in a legal environment. Prior to Law Offices of Gretchen McCord, I worked at an independent oil and gas company in Buffalo, New York. I started as a GIS Tech in land management, interpreting lease agreements and mapping company assets. I eventually branched out to work on access and regulations, design pipeline routes, file well permits, and assist with environmental compatibility studies. After four years, I became an executive assistant to the CEO and relocated to Houston, Texas. With the executive team, I coordinated business development, developed marketing materials to attract partners and investors, and facilitated acquisitions and divestitures.

My personal side

After spending 6 exhilarating years in Austin, Texas, I find myself back in Buffalo, NY enjoying life with my husband and our twin daughters. We love to explore and travel. In fact, our daughters visited 27 states before the age of 2!

My family keeps me busy and a love of nature and wellness keeps me balanced. For fun, we entertain friends, host barbecues and game nights, and plot our next adventures.

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