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Meet the Team

Garrett Sutton, Esq. President

Garrett SuttonGarrett Sutton is a corporate attorney, asset protection expert and best selling author who has sold more than a million books to guide entrepreneurs and investors.

For more than 30 years, Garrett Sutton has run his practice assisting entrepreneurs and real estate investors in protecting their assets and maximizing their financial goals through sound management and asset protection strategies. The companies he founded, Corporate Direct and Sutton Law Center, currently help more than 13,000 clients protect their assets and incorporate their businesses.

Garrett also serves as a member of the elite group of “Rich Dad Advisors” for bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki. A number of the books Garrett Sutton has authored are part of the bestselling Rich Dad, Poor Dad wealth-building book series. Garrett enjoys speaking with entrepreneurs and real estate investors on the advantages of forming business entities. He is a frequent lecturer for small business groups as well as the Rich Dad Advisors series.

Garrett attended Colorado College and the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1975. He graduated with a J.D. in 1978 from Hastings College of Law, the University of California’s law school in San Francisco. Garrett is licensed in Nevada and California. Garrett is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association. He has written numerous professional articles and has served on the Publication Committee of the State Bar of Nevada. Additionally, He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Credit.com and other publications.

He serves on the boards of The American Baseball Foundation, based in Birmingham, Alabama and The Nevada Museum of Art and Sierra Kids Foundation, both based in Reno, Nevada. Garrett has been recognized as a Lifetime Achievement Member by America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Incorporating Specialists

Cammie Warburton
Cammie Warburton

Cammie Warburton

Senior Incorporating Specialist

About Cammie

Cammie is Corporate Direct’s Senior Incorporating Specialist and has assisted thousands of clients form and maintain corporate entities. Cammie has worked with Garrett since 1994 and has garnered from him an incredible wealth of knowledge in the business. She enjoys that things change constantly with asset protection and there is always something new to learn. She also takes pleasure in teaching people, clients and co-workers about entity formation and asset protection. Cammie has studied criminal justice and business administration at the University of Nevada, Reno and has a paralegal degree. Outside of work, Cammie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, photography, knitting and any type of craft work.

Lisa Shults
Lisa Shults

Lisa Shults

Incorporating Specialist

About Lisa

Lisa’s background is complete with marketing, banking, real estate lending and office management. She holds a paralegal certificate and is quite knowledgeable with Secretaries of State and SEC regulations. Lisa enjoys helping clients with their asset protections needs as well as learning about the ever-changing asset protection laws. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her position as cheer director at a local high school.

Amy Highline
Amy Highline

Amy Highline

Incorporating Specialist

About Amy

Amy comes from a human services background, where she worked with adults with disabilities for 12 years. She enjoys drawing from her experience in human resources, office management, bookkeeping, finance, and non-profit operations to assist clients with their entity questions and formations. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and pups. She also serves as an executive director for a local youth baseball league as the treasurer, as well as the uniform liaison.

April Hollenbeck
April Hollenbeck

April Hollenbeck

Incorporating Specialist

About April

April came to Corporate Direct with education in real estate and more than 10 years of experience working in multi-family property management. Her favorite thing about Corporate Direct is being able to give each client a personalized solution that meets their business and asset protection needs. April has obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Science in psychology with minors in English and art from the University of Nevada, Reno. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her son and fur baby, as well as mentoring teenage children and serving her community.

Samantha Fryer
Samantha Fryer

Samantha Fryer

Incorporating Specialist

About Samantha

Sam came to Corporate Direct with nearly 4 years of experience at a law firm specializing in bankruptcy. She has lived in Reno, Nevada for over 40 years and prior to her paralegal career, Sam was a teacher in Washoe County for 17 years. She holds a Master of Arts in literacy education, obtained from The University of Nevada, Reno. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends…definitely with a glass of wine!

Whitney McIntyre
Whitney McIntyre

Whitney McIntyre

Incorporating Specialist

About Whitney

Whitney’s previous experience includes working in a large logistics company as well as experience in a business development company. She enjoys working at Corporate Direct because of the strong sense of comradery and support she receives from colleagues. Whitney has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology and has also obtained her paralegal certificate.  Outside of work, Whitney enjoys hiking, kayaking, Costco visits and reading.

Operations

Stephanie Lutz
Stephanie Lutz

Stephanie Lutz

Controller/Operations Manager

About Stephanie

With over 20 years of experience in business operations, the accounting side of Stephanie’s career is where her true passion lies. She enjoys working for Garrett, an amazing business owner whose entrepreneurial spirit always keeps her motivated and learning. Stephanie values her relationships with co-workers and takes pleasure in working with clients and providing the best customer service. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her husband, friends and her two Great Danes. She enjoys traveling and adventures, living close to Lake Tahoe and everything it has to offer. However, currently most of her spare time is being spent working towards her private pilot certification.

Stephanie Lutz
Melissa Matheson

Melissa Matheson

Information Systems Manager

About Melissa

Melissa is a US Army Veteran and came to Corporate Direct with a background in marketing, real estate, web design and experience implementing, integrating and maintaining a variety of SaaS applications. Her favorite thing about Corporate Direct is working for a savvy businessperson such as Garrett, whom she considers to be one of her top business role models. Melissa has obtained an Associate of Applied Science in paralegal studies from Truckee Meadows Community College, a Bachelor of Science in marketing management from Western Governor’s University, and an MBA in IT Management from Western Governor’s University. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Administrative

Sara Nesci
Sara Nesci

Sara Nesci

Admin Support Supervisor

About Sara

Sara came to Corporate Direct with nearly 10 years of administrative experience across varying fields such as veterinary medicine, wholesale manufacturing, and HOA management. She is a college graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in general studies emphasizing in journalism and education. Sara is a proud and dedicated mother and in her free time she enjoys hiking, getting outdoors, traveling, vacationing, going to Disneyland and spending time with her daughter and her beloved dog, Otis.

Caitlin Katzenbach
Caitlin Katzenbach

Caitlin Katzenbach

Lead Administrative Assistant

About Caitlin

Caitlin’s previous experience in wholesale manufacturing and elementary education has given her valuable skills in lead management, administrative support, and conflict resolution. Within the office, she is the company’s “Administrator of Funtertainment,” planning events and fun dress days. Caitlin graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and a minor in substance abuse treatment. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys watching criminal investigative shows, makeup artistry, and spending time with her dog-nephew, Charlie.

Sophia Qualle
Sophia Qualle

Sophia Qualle

Administrative Assistant

About Sophia

Sophia’s background in customer service and communications makes her a perfect fit as Garrett Sutton’s assistant and front desk receptionist in the Reno, Nevada office. She enjoys working at Corporate Direct because of the camaraderie amongst the team and because she gets to speak directly with our wonderful clients on a day-to-day basis. Sophia recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a minor in communications. Outside of work Sophia enjoys relaxing or taking a walk with her beloved dog.

Wende Tegen
Wende Tegen

Wende Tegen

Administrative Assistant

About Wende

Wende came to Corporate Direct with many years of experience in administrative work and customer service from a variety of fields such as teaching, owning her own business and insurance. She enjoys her work environment, working with her co-workers, and providing excellent customer service for clients. Outside of work, Wende loves spending time with family and friends, going to live music events, oil painting and DIY projects around the house.

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Morgan Tracy

Morgan Tracy

Administrative Assistant

About Morgan
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Siera Deardorff

Siera Deardorff

Administrative Assistant

About Siera

Accounting

Stephanie Lutz
Shellee Gibbs

Shellee Gibbs

Bookkeeper

About Shellee

Shellee came to Corporate Direct with more than 20 years of previous experience in accounting and bookkeeping. She enjoys working at Corporate Direct largely because she appreciates Garrett’s leadership and that he places such high value on everybody on the Corporate Direct team. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Shellee also enjoys arts and crafts and loves to spruce up the office during the holidays with her handcrafted holiday decorations.

Osiris Peregrina Rev2
Osiris Peregrina

Osiris Peregrina

Bookkeeper

About Osiris

As a knowledgeable bookkeeper with over 8 years of experience in accounting, Osiris appreciates that Corporate Direct fosters an environment that is in alignment with her personal values of honesty, respect, and kindness. She enjoys that she is trusted to get the job done on her own initiative but is also properly supported whenever assistance is needed. Outside of work, Osiris enjoys the outdoors and says that “hiking fills me with exhilaration, gratitude and wonder…simply being outside brings my soul out of hibernation.”