Micaela earned her undergraduate degree in 1997 from the University of Puget Sound and her law degree in 2002 from Washington University. Micaela has dedicated her legal career to the practice of immigration law and has dealt with nearly all facets of immigration law. She has worked as the Managing Attorney of a non-profit, in private practice and as an Assistant Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security. Micaela has handled a wide variety of immigration cases including business and family based petitions, naturalization, removal hearings, asylum, NACARA, and VAWA cases. Micaela speaks Spanish and has worked extensively with Spanish speaking clients. Micaela has made Bend her home for the past nine years and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and three children.
Callie holds an undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College (1999) in International Affairs and Hispanic Studies and earned her law degree from the University of Oregon (2006). Callie has practiced immigration law since 2006 and has successfully handled hundreds of immigration matters, including complex appeals and waivers. She is fluent in Spanish. Prior to her legal career, Callie was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. When not at the office, Callie enjoys working in the garden, beekeeping, and swimming in the Deschutes River.
Kendra graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law where her concentration was Immigration Law. Prior to law school, she obtained a B.A. in Human Services from Western Washington University and a M.A. in Intercultural Youth and Family Development from the University of Montana. Kendra has served the immigrant and refugee population as a social services worker, community organizer, educator, and activist. She is excited to be in Oregon with her family and join Bend Immigration Group.
Erin earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in International Development with a concentration in Latin American Studies. She worked for various NGOs in Mexico and Nicaragua after graduation, and later returned to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a law degree. Erin graduated from the University of Washington School of Law with honors, where she served as a board member for the Center for Human Rights and Justice, represented clients in the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic, and supported farmworkers in rural Washington. Prior to joining Bend Immigration Group, Erin was a staff attorney at Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), a national nonprofit that provides representation to unaccompanied children fleeing violence in their home countries. Erin is passionate about providing pro bono legal services along our Southern Border, with a focus upon ending family detention and the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. After many years away, Erin is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Bend and partnering with Central Oregon’s immigrant communities.
Krystal Loverin has over four years of experience working at Bend Immigration Group. Krystal graduated from the Universidad de Salamanca in 2016 with a Master in Advanced English Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies-English Literature from Oregon State University in 2006. Krystal previously served in the Oregon Army National Guard from 1997-2007 where she was as an engineer officer and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2003 to April 2004. Krystal is fluent in English and Spanish and has been a part of the local Latino community since 2001. She has personally gone through the difficulties of the American Immigration system with her husband José and she understands our clients needs and concerns. She has previously lived in Mexico and Spain and hopes to retire overseas some day. Krystal believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for over 11 years. Krystal’s passions include her family, traveling, hiking, photography, learning about new cultures, and tasting foods around the world. In addition to travel, she recently hiked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago across Spain with her 12 year old daughter Mia.