Ami is an essential member of our team, bringing a positive attitude and enthusiasm for helping people. She has a passion for connecting with everyone who calls our office, and her desire to make sure they get the help they need is truly inspiring to everyone around her. She is a ‘rare’ Oregon native with a love for travel. Ami has visited almost every state and national park across the U.S! After all, her motto is, “life is an adventure.” When she’s not at work she loves to stay active and never turns down an opportunity to visit unfamiliar places and meet new people. Some of her favorite things to do are random dance parties with her children, coaching her daughter’s softball team, singing and playing her guitar.
One of the Sasha’s many strengths that make her such an essential part of our legal team, is her ‘can-do’ mindset. She doesn’t give up easily and is always looking for a way to make things happen. Every day Sasha is grateful for the opportunity to be part of a community that truly cares about its clients and works hard to obtain outcomes timely and in the best interests of the good people we represent. She is soft spoken, but within the first few minutes of talking to Sasha her level of confidence is unmistakable. This quality, paired with her extensive experience, helps clients recognize they are in good hands. She has the ability to remain calm and organized which helps the legal team stay focused on taking care of our clients. Outside of the office Sasha dabbles in many hobbies, such as knitting, sewing, photography, hiking and gaming. If you get the chance, makes sure you ask her about her impressive button collection!
As the Financial Coordinator Devin assists in the day-to-day functions of running our business. She loves the opportunity to help our firm provide exceptional customer service to our clients, as well as providing support to her teammates. She understands that her role is essential to the continued growth of our firm, and not only does Devin take the responsibility of her role to heart, but she does it all with a smile and a can-do attitude. When she's not at the office, Devin is quite the adventurer! She has lived in 47 states, loves the outdoors, and does fire spinning as a hobby! Still, even with all that she has experienced throughout her travels, nothing quite compares to the joy of being an aunt and spending time with her adorable nieces and nephews.
Susan Moriyama is our Chief Finance Officer. As part of our Operations Team, Susan helps the business machine run efficiently, all while maintaining a fantastic offbeat sense of humor. Originally from a small town in Ohio, she moved to Oregon after spending several years in Washington D.C. and Tokyo. Susan brings 15+ years of experience working in the investment industry as a Performance Measure Analyst, but she’s also been an English Teacher, Classical Dance Instructor and a Japanese-English translator. Her diverse background gives her the ability to be flexible and solution oriented as the firm continues to grow, which is fortunate because we are growing quickly! When Susan isn’t busy helping our team, she spends a lot of time reading, doing math and cooking. As a relatively new Portland resident with an adventurous spirit, Susan enjoys exploring and finding the city’s hidden gems with her husband and 11-year-old son.
Stephanie's role as the HR Manager is to help our firm and our team operate at their best. She is passionate about building positive employee relationships and nurturing the unique culture we have here at RDF. In addition to her knowledge of human resources, she also has experience as a marriage and family therapist, and an adjunct instructor at George Fox University. Her diverse background gives her the impressive ability to support our business objectives and help us maintain and improve essential systems. She is grateful to be part of a team of people working towards the same goal, with a shared set of values. Outside of the office she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, hiking, and spending time at the beach. She also likes to read, and binge watch a wide variety of tv shows.
Tammy Reynolds is our Director of Brand Integrity and Growth. Tammy’s great mix of creativity and straightforward logic has been instrumental in growing the Reynolds Defense Firm as a business while allowing us to remain true to the core values and beliefs that make us so successful. You may notice an uncanny similarity in Dan’s last name and Tammy’s. This is not a coincidence! Nineteen years ago Tammy agreed to marry Dan, and she’s been happily stuck with his last name and smiling face ever since. Outside the office, Tammy loves Cross Fit training, being outdoors, and of course, their son Jack who is now officially a teenager.
Destiny recently decided to take her decade long knowledge of the criminal justice system and her amazing skills in connecting with people in a new direction. The marketing department welcomed her hard work and dedication with open arms. Destiny has extensive experience with much of our behind-the-scenes work and knowledge of the criminal case process. That background along with her creativity helps our brand continue to grow, by making sure that the human element of the legal experience is not lost on the good people we represent. Outside of work, Destiny spends her time crafting and exploring the art and music-scene with her husband, London. She isn't shy about her wicked sugar addition or her love of good coffee, good food, and good conversations.
Our Marketing Coordinator, Jamie, is a true Oregonian, born and raised in Keizer, Oregon. While she has resided in many other states and even countries, she always finds herself coming back home, believing that “the west coast is the best coast.” She has over 10 years of experience in International Education, working in English language programs for Portland State University, University of Houston, and even as a Peace Corps volunteer. Eventually her journey evolved into more marketing and outreach-focused positions which (thankfully) led her to join our firm. Jamie truly shines when it comes to data analysis and elevating marketing efforts to a whole new level. Her role is crucial in helping Reynolds Defense Firm reach as many good people as possible who are seeking support after a DUI arrest. Beyond work, Jamie is a dedicated reader on a goal of 100 books per year, and she enjoys hiking, camping, video games, and cooking. Fully embracing our unique culture, Jamie appreciates the genuine and cohesive team she has found with Reynolds Defense Firm.
Derica’s enthusiasm for helping others couples well with her 20+ years of experience as a master level therapist, and we truly value her as a team member. As a coach herself, Derica gets to bring over two decades of experience to inspire positive, lasting changes for her clients. As a manager, Derica provides energy and leadership to the other coaches in our BBP program. She offers the necessary support to ensure the success of each coach in helping our client’s meet their personal goals to bring out their truest and best selves. Her mission at RDF is to be in a constant state of growth, herself, in order to continue to help every client who needs us. She loves that everyone at RDF really believes in what they do, and while there are certain ideas our team talks about, we live by our beliefs daily. When Derica’s not working, she loves to garden, hike through the Pacific Northwest coast range, and hang out with her husband and 2 kids. She also enjoys yoga—when there’s time for Derica to practice yoga, her life gets that much better!
Dana is technically an Idaho native but has just as many “roots” in Oregon, having lived here for 25 years. She is an integral member of our legal team and we’re happy to have her fantastic skills and calm demeanor in the office. She brings with her many years of legal experience, and she adds positive energy and a focused work ethic to the legal team. Her qualifications allowed her to step in and become an important part of our team quickly. Dana is somewhat of an artisan, as she loves to decorate and craft using a wide range of mediums. When she’s not working at RDF, she loves spending time with her family and pets, playing games, and she enjoys taking in all the wonders of nature.
As one of our client intake specialists, Jen provides support to people who contact our office looking for help after their DUI arrest. She has a natural ability to put people at ease and is always empathetic to the stressful situations people are going through. What Jen loves most about being part of the RDF team is the opportunity to connect with new people every day and working with a group of like-minded people who share a common goal of helping others. She has a background in the service industry and for many years she worked as a private investigator for criminal defense cases and insurance claims. While Jen hails from Michigan and as lived in a few states, she is happy to call Oregon, and Reynolds Defense Firm, her home. Outside of the office she enjoys taking trips to the coast with her partner, being creative, and having random dance parties in her living room. She looks forward to getting back into community theater and hopes to get back on a Dragon Boat in the river soon!
Chris is a California native who brings years of well-rounded legal experience to the team. In addition to criminal law experience, her background includes family law, personal injury, and estate planning. One of Chris’ many strengths is her unique ability to remain calm under pressure. She also has a wonderful ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others outside of her own perspective. Chris loves the Reynolds Defense Firm dedication to helping good people, and she appreciates the strong sense of teamwork within our office culture. Chris stays busy outside of the office as a beekeeper, especially in the warmer months. And when she is not tending to her hives, she enjoys watching movies and traveling to Mexico to spend time with family.
Amy was born in Seoul, South Korea, but in spending most of her life in Oregon she proudly calls the PNW her home. Amy brings over 15 years of experience working for both the prosecution and defense, which provides her a balanced understanding of the criminal justice system. She understands that the good people who come to us for help are scared and anxious because they don’t know what to expect with the legal process. Amy uses her expertise to empower our clients by helping them understand the legal system and find peace of mind. Outside of the office she likes to read, watch movies, enjoys taking trips to the coast, and spending time with her loved ones.
Sayde’s enthusiasm and impressive people skills make her such a great asset to our team and allow her to be so successful in her role of providing support to our clients and our legal team. She has an extensive background in the cannabis industry, which was everchanging with each day bringing something new and exciting. Because of this experience, Sayde thrives in an energetic environment and has a unique ability to stay calm under pressure. She always welcomes new opportunities, and she is grateful to be part of such an incredible team that gets to help good people from all different walks of life. She is an Arizona native who is happy to call Oregon her new home. When she is not hard at work, she enjoys riding her bike when she can, hiking somewhere with water and a view, and she likes to paint and embroider (with room for improvement!) She is very close with her family in Arizona, so keeping in touch with them is something she holds very near and dear to her heart.
As one of our outstanding Client Intake Specialists, Natalie is one of the first encouraging voices our potential clients hear when they call. Her calm nature, people skills, and genuine desire to help others shines through every interaction she has with the good people who contact our office. She also brings years of service industry experience and understands just how important first impressions are. Her compassionate nature and pride in the fantastic work we do here at RDF make her a great part of our team, and her reassuring tone helps our clients understand that they’ve come to the right place. Natalie is an Oregonian, born and raised in Ashland, Oregon, and has been in Portland most of her adult life. Outside of the firm Natalie enjoys spending time with friends, reading a good book, and cooking delicious meals.
With almost 20 years of experience in customer service and management, Claudia has the impressive ability to connect with almost anyone and understand their needs. This background makes her the perfect fit for her role. Claudia helps the firm by working closely with each department to improve processes and create systems that will help us continue to grow, as a business, so we can help more people. What stands out immediately when you have the pleasure of meeting Claudia is her proficiency and compassion. She enjoys being a part of a team that truly seeks to help people when they need it most. Originally from California, she has found a true home and sense of community in Portland. She loves nature, travel, and is passionate about food and cooking. She even plans all her trips around the food she will eat. And, as a testament to her love of travel, Claudia is also working on getting her pilots license – check her out in the pilot’s seat!
Kelsey has an extensive background in the service industry, and she loves applying her skills to her role as one of our Client Intake Specialists, helping people on the front end when they contact our office looking for guidance. Kelsey is a fair and compassionate listener, who loves the opportunity to connect with people. Her goal with every conversation is to talk through each person’s unique legal needs and determine the best route to provide the help they’re looking for. She is detail-oriented and approaches every situation with a positive attitude, making her such a delight to work with. Outside of the office she enjoys taking advantage of the beautiful PNW summers by attending as many music festivals as possible. She enjoys camping, dancing, and cracking jokes wither closest friends – making music festivals the perfect backdrop for all her favorite high-spirited activities.
Another one of those hard-to-find Oregon natives, Jesus was born in Woodburn, Oregon and still loves the Pacific Northwest as much as ever. He brings with him years of experience working in both immigration law and family law as well as a cadet for a local police agency. His background has given him a deep understanding of how both the court system and the criminal justice system work, making him a great asset to our team and our clients. Jesus has been immersed in the legal field for a long time and he appreciates the opportunity to work with dedicated people. Even more, he is extremely grateful for the ability to help clients through some very difficult situations, both legally and emotionally. He understands that dealing with an arrest can be scary and is happy to provide the compassion that our clients need to move forward with confidence. Outside of the office Jesus enjoys working on his car and playing basketball, tennis, and pickleball. He is very close with his siblings and loves spending quality time with his family.
As our Finance Assistant, Sarah is a wonderful support working with our clients to help them navigate their financial commitments. Her calm nature, people skills, and genuine desire to help others shines through every interaction she has with the good people we represent. She also brings years of service industry experience and understands just how important first impressions are. Her compassionate nature and pride in the fantastic work we do here at RDF make her a great part of our team, and her reassuring tone helps our clients understand that they're in great hands. Sarah moved here from Hilton Head, SC, where she lived on a sailboat that she restored before embarking on her cross-country adventure with her dog, Luna. Outside of the firm Sarah enjoys exploring, playing with her three dogs, and nesting in her new, beautiful home. She also loves living closer to her twin sister, who is teaching her how to surf.