Theresa M. Barbera-Aiken
I am the Supervising Paralegal at Scottsdale law group, Owens and Perkins, and have been with the Firm since 1981. Obviously, I love working here! Everyone here is an extension of my family and I adore them. I was married in 1987. My husband and I love traveling to different countries and learning their culture by staying with the locals, rather than at a hotel. We have visited eleven countries – so far. We have one self-proclaimed eccentric daughter and two dogs.
I am a paralegal at Owens and Perkins and have been with the firm since 2010. I have a B.A. degree in Psychology from California State University, Chico, a Paralegal Certificate from California State University, Sonoma and over 20 years of experience as a paralegal, primarily in family law. I was born and raised in Northern California but grew to love the Phoenix area after many trips here to visit with a friend. I love the warm weather, swimming, horseback riding, playing with my two cats and soon to get puppy. I feel very blessed to have become a part of the Firm and admire the integrity, support, professionalism and concern for the clients’ best interests that everyone here demonstrates. And, they are a fun and caring group to work with!
I began working for Owens and Perkins as a family law paralegal in 2006. I left the firm in 2009, but am happy to say that I have returned “home.” I attended Phoenix College from 1983-1986 and have worked in the legal field in some capacity, including office manager, process server, administrative assistant, legal secretary and paralegal, for over 25 years. I enjoy being a paralegal and helping others through difficult times in their lives. It’s very rewarding when we’re able to make a positive impact in someone’s life or situation. I’m an Arizona Native and the proud mother of a very active teenager. The majority of my free time includes my son’s various school activities and marching band. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and taking spontaneous road trips.
Lana K. Sipes
I am the Firm Administrator at Owens and Perkins and have been with the Firm since 2002. I grew up in Iowa and then moved to Arizona to attend ASU. After graduation, I moved to Scottsdale. I love the warm (and hot) sunny weather in Arizona and never plan on leaving! I was married in 1997 and have one son, a cat and two dogs. I love working here because we have a great group of people. My passions/hobbies are golfing (preferably in Maui) and hanging out/playing sports with my family.
I am the Client Services Coordinator for Owens and Perkins. I like the Firm’s friendly atmosphere and feel fortunate to be a part of such a great team. I was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Arizona in 1997. I attended Lamson College in Tempe and obtained a degree in Legal Secretary Studies. I have worked as a legal assistant in both Arizona and California. I love spending time with my dogs and enjoy taking them to the dog park. Skiing, going to the movies, playing the violin and traveling (8 countries so far!) are great passions of mine.
I have been with Owens and Perkins since 2008 and am proud to be their Receptionist. We have such a great culture and a great team I can honestly say I love my job! I am blessed to be the mother of three beautiful twenty-somethings. I attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School and have worked for law firms and courthouses in Chicago, Tucson, Los Angeles and Arizona.
Rachel E. Fitch
I am the Marketing Director at Owens and Perkins. I was born and raised in Arizona and I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Advertising. Go Lumberjacks! I am proud to work at such a great law firm. I enjoy the positive and upbeat atmosphere, as well as, working with such amazing people. My passions and hobbies are swimming, trying new foods, hanging out with family and friends, and playing with my two dogs.