Meet the California Document Preparers Team: Kathleen Ralyea

Meet the California Document Preparers Team: Kathleen Ralyea

Kathleen joined the California Document Preparers’ Walnut Creek team in 2008, when the youngest of her three daughters left for college. “I was lucky enough to stay at home while my kids were growing up, but when my youngest left, I began looking for something to do besides tennis, hiking and bike riding. My husband and Bill Schaaf, the owner of CDP, are in a running group together, and there are social events, which is how I Kathleen Ralyea, California Document Preparersmet Bill and his wife, Mary. They were looking for a part-time employee and I was looking for some part-time work, and it’s been a great fit.”

A Bay Area resident for more than 30 years

Kathleen grew up in Southern California, and she met her husband in college. After graduation, he moved to San Francisco and asked her to follow him, and she didn’t hesitate. “This was a decision we’ve never regretted.” Like many young couples, they left the City behind as their family grew. “We moved to the East Bay in 1986 with our two small children and loved the hiking trails and beautiful weather. Now, 32 years later, we still love living in Northern California.” Kathleen is a member of the US Tennis Association, and she’s been playing in a league for more than 20 years. She also loves to read, belongs to two book clubs and looks forward to getting together with her monthly bunco group.  

“Prior to having children, I worked for a computer firm when computers were in their infancy–we had huge floppy discs with clunky monitors and dedicated word processors. I was in customer service and sales.

“I look forward to my days at California Document Preparers; I love meeting with our customers”

“There is a constant variety, though many we see often. The legal document preparation process can be like a puzzle, fitting pieces together. It’s challenging but rewarding. We all feel like we’re providing an important service; our customers are generally very grateful to us for helping prepare and finalize important legal documents, saving them a significant amount of money.”

California Document Preparers has three convenient Bay Area offices: Walnut Creek, Oakland or Dublin. Stop in soon to talk to us about your legal document needs