Erica Flores Baltodano is President of The Baltodano Firm, A Professional Corporation, a plaintiff-side employment law firm in San Luis Obispo. A graduate of UC Berkeley Law and UCLA, Erica has nearly 20 years of experience as an attorney and policy advocate in the areas of civil rights, environmental justice, and employment law. Prior to opening her own firm in 2010, Erica served as Assistant Director and Counsel at a non-profit organization in Los Angeles called The Center for Law in the Public Interest and she helped found and manage The City Project, a legal and policy organization dedicated to equal justice, democracy, and livability for all. Erica teaches constitutional law at San Luis Obispo College of Law and is a SLO County Civil Service Commissioner.
Ryan is the Treasurer of SLOLAF and a Business Development Officer at Pacific Western Bank, with over 20 years of experience working in both commercial and consumer lending & banking. Ryan's extensive experience with banking fraud and financial abuse perpetuated against seniors and others, allow him to provide valuable insights and advice to avoiding abuse for SLOLAF's clients.
Natalie was raised in Santa Barbara but spent the majority of her life raising a family in San Luis Obispo. She is the owner and broker of Tartaglia Realty, a local family-owned real estate office that offers full service in residential and commercial real estate sales and property management. Natalie was first licensed by the CA Dept of Real Estate in 1991 as a sales agent and then as a broker in 1997 in order to take over the long established family business. As an owner of a downtown business for almost 30 years, she was very involved with Downtown SLO (formerly The Downtown Association) as a Past President, Board member and committee chair. She is a 15-year member of Rotary de Tolosa and was involved with the Senior Nutrition Program for a number of years as a Board Member and continues to support the organization whenever she can.
Board Member/Past President
Dallas K. Mosier is the Past-President of SLOLAF, serving nearly 4 years, and a partner in the law firm of Carmel & Naccasha LLP. Dallas' practice areas include corporate law and estate and trust planning and administration, focusing on complex tax and family dynamic planning. Originally from Orange County, Dallas obtained his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine, and Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from Chapman University School of Law.
Steve Hill was raised in the small ski resort town of Wrightwood, CA and later moved to the Central Coast to attend Cuesta College. After college, Steve began working as a Legal Assistant and eventually as a Paralegal. At the age of 21, Steve started his first attorney support service in Southern California. By 2008, his company had grown to four offices throughout Southern California and employed over 50 employees. Steve was fortunate enough to move back to the Central Coast in 2011 and has continued his career in the legal industry as the General Manager of e-Legal Services, Inc. Since 1991, Steve has been an entrepreneur in the legal industry and continues to be an active leader in the legal community. Steve was responsible for one of the very first Portals available to legal professionals and the public in California for e-Filing. Steve has served on the Board of Directors of the Central Coast Paralegal Association in various capacities, including President, and has volunteered for the Women’s Shelter as a paralegal.
Bradley Liggett is a trial attorney with Harris Personal Injury Lawyers with prior experience in estate planning and trust and probate litigation. Brad has extensive experience representing elderly and minority populations in his private legal practice and hopes to expand his ability to assist vulnerable populations as a member of SLOLAF’s Board of Directors. Brad met his wife, a Paso Robles native, while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Translation at Brigham Young University. Brad went on to get his law degree at BYU, focusing on mediation and other forms of out-of-court dispute resolution. After law school, Brad made the sensible decision to follow his wife’s advice to relocate to San Luis Obispo. Brad hopes his work with SLOLAF will help underserved SLO County residents connect with legal resources to help them overcome challenges and live their best lives in this special part of the planet. In his free time, Brad enjoys songwriting, basketball, studying foreign languages, and hanging out with his wife and four young children.
Nicole Pazdan is a Graduate of Cal Poly University, majoring in Business. She has lived in the Central Coast for 18 yrs and has dedicated those years to the rewarding experience of working with Seniors. Nicole a Certified Senior Advisor, is the founder of Elder Placement Professionals and is committed to providing ethical services to San Luis Obispo County Seniors. Nicole has co-chaired the Elder Abuse Prevention Council for over 5 years, She is currently active in the Alzheimer’s Association, Rotary, SLO Legal Assistance Foundation, The Monday Club and she also belongs to many other local non-profits.
Khouloud is a San Luis Obispo native and graduate of San Luis Obispo High School. She earned her Bachelor of Art Degree specializing in Political Science and English at San Diego State University and earned her Juris Doctorate at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She began her legal career as a prosecutor in New Mexico. She also has experience in civil litigation focusing in areas of business law, contract negotiations, personal injury and employment law, as well as, extensive knowledge in Administrative Law. Ms. Pearson is a member of the State Bar of California and New Mexico. She is also a member of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and Women’s Law Association. She is admitted to practice in California, New Mexico and before the United States Supreme Court in Washington DC.
Kellie Phillips is an agent with New York Life Insurance Company, which comes after a 30 year career in Executive Management roles at a number of local tech companies here on the Central Coast. Kellie got her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Kent State University in Ohio, and moved to the Central Coast in 1989. Kellie started her career journey with a local telecom company Call America in 1990, back before cell phones, personal computers or even public access to the internet. Kellie gravitated early in her career to helping others through change, focusing on the customer experience, which became her passion. As a New York Life agent, she continues pursuing the work she has always enjoyed the most, bringing life changing value, and a world class customer experience, to clients. For Kellie it feels like life has come full circle, after years of mentoring women in business, she is now helping them plan and protect their futures.