Graciela Mitchell, Paralegal to Shawn Lovorn
Graciela joined the Lovorn & Ogle Team in 2016 with 13 years of paralegal experience. As Paralegal to Shawn Lovorn, she plays a significant role in the success of the firm. Graciela specializes in client communication as well as assisting clients regarding their pending case. Graciela assists Shawn in preparing clients for their court appearances and ensure they are well taken care of throughout the process. She graduated with a BA from the University of Incarnate Word. She previously worked for Boerne Police Department, the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department, and paralegal for a local attorney. Graciela has fostered professional relationships with law enforcement agencies, clerks, attorneys, and court coordinators locally as well as throughout the Texas Hill Country.
Graciela is a Boerne native and attended Boerne Independent School District. Family is extremely important to her and she values her time with them when she is outside of work. She is an active member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Boerne where she taught CCD for over 10 years. She also enjoys working in a local church nursery and is passionate about the Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place and their mission.
At this stage in her life, you can find her cheering on her son every Friday night at the Boerne High School Football games!
Simona Cude, Paralegal
Simona Cude graduated from Stefan Cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania in 2008, with a double major in English and German – Language and Literature. Simona was born and raised in Romania, and she has lived in various European countries before moving to the U.S. in 2009. In 2011, she graduated from Kaplan University - Paralegal Certificate Program, in Denver, CO.
Before joining the Lovorn & Ogle Team in 2015, she has worked as a paralegal for an immigration law office in Boulder, CO, and as an executive assistant to the Regional Manager of a chain of hotels in Durango, CO. While employed by Lovorn & Ogle, PLLC, she has gained valuable knowledge and expertise in Family, Business and Probate Law, as well as in Wills, Estate and Trusts.
Simona is an incredible asset to the firm as she brings a multitude of skills, including being fluent in several languages including Spanish, German, French and Romanian. Simona is a resident of Boerne, and a member of a local church. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, taking advantage of all that the Hill Country has to offer.
Misty Stout, Marketing Director
Misty Stout graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She grew up in Houston, TX and moved to Boerne with her family in 2008.
Misty joined the Lovorn & Ogle team as a contract social media specialist in January 2016 and officially joined the team as the Marketing Director in October of 2018. Misty’s primary roles include coordinating marketing efforts, team camaraderie, and community awareness/involvement.
Misty is the proud wife of a firefighter and mom to six boys. She has been a member of FBC Boerne for 11 years and spends her free time volunteering in the community and at the ball fields supporting the boys.
Community Involvement & Accolades:
- Co Founder and former Board Member of Vault: Fostering Community
- Boerne Police Foundation Board Member
- Hill Country Women in Business Member - Membership and Philanthropy Committees
- Boerne Special Olympics Fashion Show Director
Ryan Sprayberry, Operations Director
Ryan Sprayberry received a Bachelor’s in History with a minor in World Religion from Baylor University. He continued his education by receiving an MA in American History from George Washington University in 2015 and an MBA from UTSA in 2019.
Ryan joined the Lovorn & Ogle Team in 2017 and works directly alongside the partners in making firm decisions and setting operational goals. He supervises staff, oversees the customer support processes and manages many of the firm's moving parts. Ryan is our team advocate regarding continuing education, meeting goals and the overall development of positive business practices for the firm.
Ryan was born and raised in Boerne and currently resides in Kerrville with his wife and son. Together they enjoy spending time in State and National Parks, cooking, reading and listening to Texas country.
Kelcey Rogers, Paralegal
Kelcey Rogers is new to the legal field, but is delighted to be a part of the Lovorn & Ogle team. She graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Business Administration while gaining experience in the business world. She is pleased to now be working as Bob Ogle's paralegal handling Probate, Estate Planning, and Family Law. She enjoys the multifaceted approach to law and is eager to continue learning and growing. Her past experience in customer service has allowed her to translate quickly into helping clients through difficult and complex situations.
Jeanette Gorski, Paralegal
Jeanette grew up in Illinois and moved to Texas to attend the University of Houston. She later received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies and Minor in Accounting from the University of Texas - San Antonio. She was trained and educated at the Paralegal Institute of Texas and has over 10 years of paralegal experience.
Jeanette has lived in New Braunfels for 28 years with her husband, Alex. Together they have 5 beautiful children and 5 grandchildren. Jeanette is passionate about her family, her pets and her backyard chickens. She enjoys volunteer work, attending church and cheering for the Aggies, WHOOP!
Cecily Schumacher, Paralegal
Cecily Schumacher grew up right here in Boerne, TX. She has always had a passion for teaching and taking care of children. Cecily recently chose to dive into the legal world and officially joined the team in January of 2021. She is eager to learn from our experienced paralegals and is excited for the new venture.
When not at work, she and her husband can exclusively be found at a basketball court cheering for their children, Rylan and Emma.
Kristina Hernandez, Legal Assistant
Kristina is 23 years old and has lived in the San Antonio area for the past 15 years. She is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a major in Criminal Justice. She has hopes to become a Family Law Attorney, as she has a true passion to help and defend others. Kristina loves to travel and explore and has dreams to someday live in Italy. Family is very important to her and she looks forward to family traditions, such as their yearly trips to Harry Potter World. In her spare time she loved to watch movies, bake and spend time with her family.
Heidi Helstrom, Board Certified Family Law Paralegal
Heidi obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2010 after previously completing the Paralegal Technology Program at the Fayetteville Technical Community College in 1990. She became Board Certified as a Family Law Paralegal in 2019. She has over 13 years of experience and has received many accolades, most notably as the first and only Paralegal to serve as a member of the Family Law Sections of the San Antonio Bar Association. She currently possesses the following memberships: Family Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association, Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Bexar County Women's Bar Association, and State Bar College. Heidi grew up all over the country due to her father's time in the military, but now resides in San Antonio. She has three daughters and six grandchildren who she loves spending time with.
Cathryn Baird, Legal Assistant
Cathryn Baird is a paralegal with five years experience as a legal assistant and paralegal in San Antonio. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, with a minor in Economics. She began working as a legal coordinator for Gardner Law, and after two years was promoted to paralegal. She has also worked as a paralegal for Paul Garcia & Associates.
Cathryn married her high school sweetheart Joe Baird in their hometown of Ennis, Texas. After marriage they moved to San Marcos, Texas, where Joe continues to work as a Correctional Corporal for Hays County Sheriff. Cathryn and Joe welcomed their son John in 2018, and settled in New Braunfels in 2019.
In addition to working as a paralegal, Cathryn also attends St. Mary's University School of Law as a part-time evening student. She plans to complete her degree in August 2023, and hopes to work as a public interest lawyer after she passes the bar. Cathryn is also the Texas Right to Life Ambassador for Comal County and is passionate about working for her community.