Stephen S. Parker, CPA - Controller
Born in Pekin, Illinois, Steve graduated from Oswego High School and recieved a B.S. in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU in the late 1960's, Steve's academic pursuits were supplemented by his athletic prowess, where he led the NIU Huskies as their starting quarterback in 1969. After graduation, Steve became a Certified Public Accountant, working for Apple Tree Stereo in DeKalb before beginning a full-time career in public accounting as a partner in the firm of Schafer, Morrasy and Parker. He later left public accounting to serve as Chief Financial Officer for Creative Calligraphy in DeKalb, where he worked with his artist wife, Lynn Norton Parker, for 20 years. Steve was an owner of OC Imageworks in DeKalb until that buisness was sold, and then re-entered the world of public accounting as a consultant for several area buisnesses before accepting the position of Controller with our firm. An avid and talented golfer, Steve lives in DeKalb with his wife, Lynn.
Linda J. Haler, Legal Assistant
Born in Miami, Florida. Linda has been with our firm since 1980; has worked in our Hinckley, Waterman and DeKalb offices and is our Senior Legal Assistant. Linda resides in Hinckley, Illinois with her husband Larry where she has been an active member of the Hinckley community since 1978.
Sandra R. Maahs, Paralegal, ILPA
Born in St. Charles, Illinois. Sandie joined our staff in 2005 as a legal assistant. She graduated from Rockford Career College in 2012 earning her Associates of Applied Science Paralegal. She resides in Davis Junction with her husband, Justin, and their son, Cole.
Member of Illinois Paralegal Association
Accredited by the Illinois Paralegal Association
Jessica M. Magana, Paralegal
Born in Rockford, Illinois. Jessica joined our staff in 2008 as a legal assistant. She graduated from Rockford Career College in 2009, earning her of Applied Science Paralegal. She lives with her husband, Nicholas, and her dog, Sugar, in Rochelle, Illinois.
Member of Illinois Paralegal Association
Samantha L. Zekoff, Administrative Assistant
Born in Sycamore, Illinois. Samantha joined our staff in 2012. She focuses on marketing and client service in addition to assisting the Managing Partners and the Controller. Samantha will be shifting her educational focus to business management after studying biology thus far. Samantha lives in Genoa with her children, Brendon, Aidan, and Kaylee.
Jolene F. Dodson, Paralegal
Born at Beale Air Force Base, California. Jolene joined our staff in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Studies from the University of North Dakota, 1986. She also holds a Certificate in Legal Technology from William Rainey Harper College, 1992. Member of Illinois Paralegal Assoication. Jolene lives in Sycamore with her husband and her children.
Anna M. Hart, Legal Assistant
Born in Charleston, South Carolina. Anna joined our staff in 2014. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2010, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in Neurology and Criminology. She resides in DeKalb with her husband and son.
Brittany L. Hugelen, Receptionist
Born in Geneva, Illinois, Brittany joined our staff in 2015. She graduated from Sycamore High School in 2012 and received her CNA license that same year. She has consistently maintained high honors throughout her scholastic career. She graduated from Kishwaukee College in 2016, earning her Assoicates Degree of Science. Brittany is cureently continuing her studies at Kishwaukee Community College. She enjoys volunteering in the community, as well as cooking, and painting. Brittany is a member of the National Honors Society, a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, and a volunteer at the NIU Community Gardens and Hope Reins Equine Therapy. She currently resides in Sycamore, Illinois with her cat Leo.
Devon E. Walker, Receptionist
Born in DeKalb, Illinois, Devon joined our staff in 2016. He graduated from Kishwaukee College in 2015, earning his Associate’s Degree of Science with an emphasis in business administration. Devon is currently a student at Northern Illinois University and is perusing his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He enjoys golfing and playing pickup basketball on his free time. Devon currently lives on campus at NIU with his friends.