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Mr. Kelly K. Brown

Originally from New York City, Kelly moved to Oregon when he was 17 to attend Reed College. While there he met his future wife and decided to make Portland his home. After earning a degree from McGeorge School of Law, he began practicing bankruptcy law in 1983. He considers working in that area to be the most rewarding, since it allows him to help his clients move forward, far from the burdens of old debts. His off-hours interests include renovating old houses, re-enacting American Civil War battles, sailing, folk dancing, and studying the Vietnamese language (his accent is dreadful). His faults include drinking too much coffee and spending too many hours in the office (just ask his wife).

Ms. Jen C. Oppenlander

Jen was born and raised in Portland. She attended Everest College and received a Paralegal Studies degree in 2006. She began working for Kelly K. Brown in 2005 and thoroughly enjoys helping clients through the process of bankruptcy. At the office, she pretends to be amused by politely laughing at Kelly's bad jokes. In her off hours she enjoys spending time with her three children, reading, and running around outdoors.

Ms. Susan Applegate

Susan was born in Washington state but, being an army brat, she was raised in Alaska, Oregon, Arkansas, California and Berlin. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she went on to obtain her MAT from Reed College, after which she spent her career as a publication designer. Susan does Kelly's bookkeeping, and makes sure he eats lunch. Her interests include watercoloring, hiking, and enjoying her five grandchildren. Susan no longer laughs at Kelly's bad jokes, since she is married to him.