The Elder Care Team


Shelby CrepsClient Service Coordinator

Shelby is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Public and Nonprofit Administration with an emphasis on budgeting and finance.

Outside of work Shelby enjoys camping in Northern Michigan, spending quality time with family and friends, and hanging out with her cat. She also loves to travel and try new foods.

Sarah SmithClient Service Coordinator

Sarah currently has over a decade of Customer Service and Administrative experience which includes running office operations for multiple companies.

She enjoys volunteering her spare time. Her personal goals are focused by the importance of family, and she has worked with people in all stages of life throughout her work experience.

Lisa LukkariLegal Assistant

Lisa has over 30 years of experience working as a Legal Assistant. Lisa has worked in the areas of elder care law, estate planning, family law, probate and criminal law.

Lisa grew up in Redford, MI and moved to the Whitmore Lake area in November of 2000. While her kids were very young and in school, she worked a variety of jobs including home transcription, child care, dental assistant and a paralegal. She returned to working in a law office in October of 2005 and continues to this day. Lisa really enjoys talking to the clients and assisting them in any way possible.

Lisa loves to take long walks with her husband and three dogs. Lisa has walked twice in the Susan Komen 3-day walk and is very active in helping out to fight cancer in any way she can.

Gail GonosParalegal

Gail has over twenty-five years' experience as a paralegal in various areas of the law, including estate planning, probate, corporate, and trust funding.

Although Gail has been in Michigan for twenty years, she originally hails from Pittsburgh, where she studied computer science at the Community College of Allegheny County. Her various community service activities include volunteering with the Knights of Columbus, as a member of various Parent Teacher Organizations, and as an intramural sports team manager. She is an avid sports fan, a soccer and football mom, and she enjoys reading a good book at the beach.

Shannon ThomasParalegal

Shannon is a graduate of ITT-Technical Institute where she pursed her degree as a paralegal, and experience in working in many different areas of law. She also has spent many years working in the dental field as a Dental Assistant, Costumer Service Agent, and Dental Receptionist.

Outside of work Shannon enjoys traveling in and outside of the country, with her favorites including St. Martin, and London, England. She also enjoys spending time and making memories with her family and her scottie terrier. She also enjoys walking, watching college football, photography, and is an avid dance mom who supports her dancing daughter. Shannon has lived in Michigan most of her life, while spending one year living in St. Croix, as a child. Her favorite part of Michigan is having all four seasons, and the colorful sunsets.

Madison L. BerryQueen of Cool

Maddie is in charge of coolness at the firm. It’s her responsibility to be the real ruler of the firm while at the same time winning everyone over with her smile and hilarious personality.

Born in December of 2012, Mads is Christopher’s only daughter. When not at work, Christopher will often be having tea parties at Maddie-cakes direction.

Ryan C. BerryDirector of Inspiration

Ryan is the director of inspiration at The Elder Care Firm. His talents include dressing better than anyone else, bringing smiles, and creating chaos.

Born in August, 2010, he is Christopher’s first child and only son. As you can see from the pic, he is well on his way to taking over the firm in a few years, often dressing better than his dad.

Jessi McKenna-SnyderParalegal

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Other Professionals

In addition to the direct staff, The Elder Care Firm, also employs outside professionals or works closely with outside professionals, including social workers, Geriatric Care Managers, financial and insurance professionals, and placement specialists to ensure that each family has the best holistic plan possible.