01 Jun Meet the California Document Preparers Team: Lynne Jenkins
Lynne Jenkins, in our Oakland office, is California Document Preparers’ June Employee of the Month. Lynne grew up right here in the Bay Area. “The weather and culture are too great–why would we want to live anywhere else?”
Lynne works part-time; her husband, son, daughter, and dog, an energetic tan shih-poo, keep her busy. In her rare spare time, she does volunteer work and loves entertaining. “Our home seems to be a sort of hub for our much-loved friends. We don’t have a lot of family in the Bay Area, so our friends are our support system–the ones we love entertaining. I’m also becoming more knowledgeable about Probate, which is a growing practice area for us.”
Lynne is also interested in gluten-free cooking, natural body care, regional wines and Bay Area sports. “We’re very democratic—our family follows every team! Right now, we’re totally caught up in Warriors mania, and it’s hard not to love the pennant-winning Giants, but we’re also champions of underdogs, so we love following the always-competitive A’s.
Three years in April
“I stopped by to congratulate Valerie on her new job and found out they were still hiring. A few weeks later I was the newest addition to the CDP family!
This company represents community
“There is no service we offer that doesn’t directly help our clients, whom I like to think of as our neighbors–and in our densely populated Grandview community, many of them really are. Our door is generally open, and we all love the way our clients pop in to say hello or wave as they walk by on their way to work or to walk the Lake. We’ve made so many friends by responding to the needs of this diverse little community.
We provide an important service for our clients
“From notarizing an insurance claim to establishing an LLC–these help people improve their lives. People share their stories with us. Sometimes our clients are stressed out, grieving the loss of a loved one, or even trying to escape dangerous home lives. It can be a challenge to give them exactly what they need, but with good communication, reassurance and our genuinely wanting to find the best solution, we figure it out.
“Sometimes our clients need more legal help that we can provide, so we refer them to one of the excellent attorneys with whom we collaborate, and that’s okay! Our goal is to properly provide legal access to all. The work we do is extremely fulfilling!”