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.
Brian Stack is a Deputy County Counsel for the County of San Luis Obispo, specializing in land use. Brian has previously served as a volunteer attorney for SLOLAF’s Senior Legal Services Project and looks forward to now helping SLOLAF further its mission as a Board member.
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Catherine (Cat) is an associate attorney with Hall Hieatt Connely & Bowen, where her practice primarily involves civil litigation along with some transactional matters for select business clients. She received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley (Peace and Conflict Studies, with a minor in Education) and her law degree from the University of Colorado. Cat is thankful to work in the same town where she was born and raised, and she is honored to have the opportunity to serve this community through SLOLAF. Outside of the office, Cat enjoys all things sports, spending time with her husband and their dogs, and detective/mystery fiction.
A San Luis Obispo native, Michael has served business banking clients on the Central Coast for the past 16 years. He is committed to building business relationships founded on trust and open communication as he helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and real estate investors attain their goals. Michael has a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego, an MBA from Cal Poly, and he is also a graduate of Wells Fargo’s College of Commercial Credit. In addition to the SLOLAF Board, Michael serves on the Board of Mission Community Services Corporation, the local SBA-funded Women’s Business Center, and actively supports the local chamber of commerce and other nonprofits. When he isn’t in the office or the community, he is trying to keep up with his two littles ones, Chiara and Ezra, and squeezing in hikes and bike rides with his partner, Christina.
John Fowler, CPA, has over 35 years of accounting, corporate and nonprofit management experience, in both the private and public accounting arena. The former President & CEO of Peoples' Self-Help Housing, John brings the ideal combination of executive skills to the position, and since retiring December 31,2021 he has resumed his CEO coaching/consulting practice, with clients across the US ( California, Oregon and West Virginia currently). He brings expertise in financial management, as well as all areas of real estate development.
Dorothy Grant is an attorney in San Luis Obispo focusing on Workers’ Compensation, representing the rights of injured workers. Dorothy was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and is thrilled to be back on the Central Coast after college at the University of California San Diego and starting her career in San Francisco. She graduated from the San Luis Obispo College of Law. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two daughters. When she’s not working or spending time with her family you can find Dorothy on the tennis courts. In addition to the SLOLAF Board, Dorothy is the President of the Board of Directors for the SLO Movements Arts Collective.
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.
Matt is the founder of Loker Law, APC and Professor of Contracts at the San Luis Obispo College of Law. Originally from Ohio, Matt moved to California after meeting his wife – a California native – while studying abroad in Alicante, Spain. These days Matt enjoys exploring the Central Coast along with his two daughters, Charley and Hazel. In practice, 100% of the cases handled by Loker Law, APC are consumer related. Said cases range from defending consumers that have been sued by creditors or debt collectors to large Multi-District Class Actions. Specifically, a majority of Matthew’s practice focuses on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, California’s Identity Theft Act, and false advertising claims.
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.
Ilene Stallman is a family law attorney in San Luis Obispo and focuses much of her practice in collaborative mediation. Originally from New York, Ilene attended college and law school in New York and practiced law for several years before moving to the Central Coast in 2000. When not working, Ilene enjoys traveling with her family and hiking with her dogs. In addition to the SLOLAF Board, Ilene serves on the Board of Directors of Dreammakers SLO.