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.
Carolyn grew up in Oregon and divides her time between Oregon and Florida, where she raised her family. Carolyn’s impressive level of professionalism and desire to help people in need truly shines here at Reynolds Defense Firm. Carolyn is fantastic at making personal connections with our potential clients, while helping to reduce their anxiety about the legal process. She brings with her over 30 years’ experience in marketing and advertising. This background gives her the ability to find creative solutions to any problem and allows her to relate with people from all different walks of life. What she loves most about her role with Reynolds Defense Firm is the overall opportunity to assist people through the trauma of a DUI arrest. She helps them to see that not only will they get through this ordeal, but with the help of our team, they can come out of the experience better off than they were before they were arrested. When she is not working you will likely find her near the ocean with her family and friends. Carolyn loves to travel, and she enjoys thrift store shopping, interior design, and reading.
Donnel has an extensive background as a paralegal with a broad range of experience that includes family law, civil litigation, and criminal law. She is excited to apply her skills to her role as a client intake specialist, helping people on the front end when they contact our office looking for guidance. Donnel 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. Donnel 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 spending time with her loved ones, cooking, being outdoors, and taking pictures of nature. She also loves riding motorcycles and never misses an opportunity to see live music when she can!
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 Finance Operations Administrator 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.
As our Office Manager, Rachel helps to ensure everything functions properly and she is our behind the scenes ‘go-to’ for assistance with important projects that are essential to the growth of our business. She works closely with multiple departments, learning their goals and helping to achieve them. Her desire for new experiences is what makes her so great at what she does. Rachel looks forward to new opportunities to work with the RDF team, learning various processes and helping to improve essential systems. With her background in hospitality and customer service, she has the ability to make our clients feel at ease anytime they have the pleasure of speaking to her. Originally from Florida, Rachel has a passion for art in all its many forms. While she enjoys tapping into her own creative side, she finds true inspiration watching others pursue their crafts. Don’t be surprised if you run into her at your next live music event or local art gallery – and make sure to say “hi!”
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.
Jazzmyn is the energy that keeps Reynolds Defense Firm going. She is the first point of contact for anyone who calls our office, clients, and potential clients alike, and assists in the day-to-day functions of running our business. The Director of First Impressions role is essential to the success of our firm. Jazzmyn understands that when people call our office looking for help, they are scared and unsure of where to start. She is grateful to be that reassuring voice that lets people know they called the right place. She takes pride in the fact that she gets to be the first step in every client’s experience with our firm. In her spare time Jazzmyn loves to write poetry and sing. She also enjoys exploring all the trails, parks, and food carts the city has to offer.
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.
Yolanda’s sincerity in helping people is never lost on our clients. She works hard to make sure cases flow as smoothly as possible and her confidence reassures our clients they are in great hands. She was born and raised in Ohio and brings a range of legal experience that includes working on both the prosecution and defense side of criminal law, courtroom assisting, and fraud investigation for family services. Yolanda’s attention to detail and organization skills are just a few of many great qualities that make her such a great asset to our team. She is grateful to be part of a work culture that is so supportive of its clients and each other and looks at each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. Outside of the office Yolanda enjoys listening to music, meditating, and working out.
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.
As part of our stellar legal team, Renae loves making sure our clients experience the best one-on-one, solution-based representation, by providing stellar work product and the utmost compassion. She brings wither 25+ years of diverse legal experience ranging from insurance defense, gaming, and entertainment, to litigation, appeals, and legal malpractice claims. She appreciates the Reynolds Defense Firm team for its virtue, business acumen, and sincere desire to help good people facing challenging situations. She was born and raised in Minnesota and after spending some time in California, she decided to relocate to Oregon in 2009. She loves the PNW and is so honored to call such a beautiful place her home. Renae likes gardening, hiking, crafts, and traveling. But her favorite thing to do outside of the office is spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.