Linda Hayes is a Florida Registered and Certified Paralegal specializing in probate and guardianship. She received her paralegal degree in 1998 and has worked in the legal field since 2002. Linda started out as a Trial Clerk for the Orange County Clerk of Court in the criminal division. She has worked in the probate and guardianship field for over 15 years. She transitioned her role to office manager in 2015. She is compassionate and understanding in dealing with difficult situations. In her off time, Linda enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her daughter.
Director of Public Benefits
Fanny began her career in the healthcare industry which later spurred her passion for assisting the disabled. She has been working with governmental benefits since 2010. Fanny graduated from Temple University with a degree in Psychology. As a mother of two girls, Fanny enjoys traveling, martial arts, and cooking with her children.
Director of Client Services
Chris began her career as a Research Assistant at UCF and later became a stay-at-home mom. During that time she also helped care for a family member who was suffering with dementia. Chris graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Psychology. She reentered the workforce in 2010 and brings her research experience and compassion for others to The Elder Law Center. Chris enjoys going to the beach, reading and spending time with her family.
Shelby began her career working for an Orthopedic surgeon. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and earned her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration & Management with a specialty in project management. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, working out and spending time with friends & family.
Advanced Certified Paralegal and Florida Registered Paralegal
Holly Howard is an Advanced Certified Paralegal (NALA) and Florida Registered Paralegal concentrating her work in probate and trust administration. She has an A.S. in Accounting Technology from Daytona State College and a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, and has worked in the legal field since 1998. The majority of Holly’s spare time is spent reading.
Florida Registered Paralegal
Maricarmen achieved her dual bachelor's degree in both Health Service Administration and Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. She is a former DCF employee having worked with the elderly in both government and nursing home facility settings since 2001. In her free time, Maricarmen volunteers for the East Orlando Predators AAU division. She also enjoys going to the beach, football games, movies and spending time with the family.
Kristy L. Farnham
Kristy L. Farnham became a Vermont Certified Paralegal in Vermont in May 2013. She earned a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Champlain College in May 2015. She moved to Florida in July of 2016. Kristy decided to focus on Estate Planning, Guardianships, and Probate after working as a Nurse’s Aide in a retirement home for a number of years. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going to the beach, reading, and going to theme parks.
Michele is a medical and legal transcriptionist with nearly 20 years of experience. She has worked as a legal assistant in the areas of insurance defense, family law, intellectual property, and probate. She enjoys volunteering with various organizations including Meals on Wheels, Pet Smart, and Hands on Orlando. Michele lives in the Sanford Historic District with her husband of 24 years and their three cats. Her passions are animals, food and wine, taking care of their 130-year-old house, and taking road trips with her husband.