Like an excellent coach, a movie director, or the cement in a masterpiece, something’s got to hold it all together. Meet our support staff. They’re the people who develop and execute the strategic plan, who attract clients, and who work with our clients to ensure that the details are handled timely and efficiently. Their talent, expertise, and true client concern make Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC the small town firm with the big firm results.
Making it Happen
Eric L. Hightower, CLM, SPHR, Director of Administration
Eric manages the key areas of the Firm's operations and shares the responsibility for the implementation of the Strategic Plan and practice management. He is an active member of both the local and national chapters of the Association of Legal Administrators. He has served as a Regional Officer for the National Association of Legal Administrators and is currently serving on their Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC). He is a past president and is currently serving as the Advisory Council Chair on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Eric has a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College. He also holds certifications as a Certified Legal Manager (CLM) as well as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Eric was awarded the distinction of an “Unsung Legal Hero” by the Maryland Daily Record and is a frequent speaker on the topic of best practices in legal management. Eric enjoys spending time with his two daughters and grandchild, as well as teaching as a licensed Zumba instructor.
Krysta S. Huxford, Director of Marketing & Business Relations
Krysta directs media relations, production of publications and e-newsletters, website, and social media efforts. She works with the firm’s community and non-profit partners as part of our ongoing philanthropic outreach and initiates our marketing and business development efforts. Krysta holds a B.A. degree with a dual major in communications and theatre arts from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College). Krysta and her family reside in Glenwood, MD. In her spare time Krysta enjoys practicing and teaching Pilates and spending time outdoors with her family; especially on her parents Christmas tree farm in the Deep Creek Lake area.
Kristina A. Paulsen, Senior Paralegal
Kristina is a Senior Paralegal, and a member of the Business & Transactional Practice Group. She also works collaboratively with the Banking & Financial and Real Estate Practice Groups, often assisting with real estate closings through the firm's affiliate title company, Crossroads Title Group, LLC. Kristina graduated with Honors with a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from Villa Julie College. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Megan R. Goodsell, Paralegal
Megan began her tenure at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny as the Receptionist and was promoted to Paralegal. Megan's organization and efficiency make her an invaluable member of the team. She has a degree in Political Science and a minor in History from the University of Rhode Island. Megan lives in Severn, Maryland, with her husband and daughter.
Teresa M. Martin, Paralegal
Teresa began her tenure at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny as a Legal Assistant and was promoted to Paralegal. She works with Susan Rapaport and the Community Association Group. She graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with a concentration in Paralegal Studies. Teresa, her husband, and their daughters reside in Odenton, Maryland.
Deborah M. Miller, PARALEGAL
Deborah works as a Paralegal for the Estate Planning group. She graduated with a degree in Political Science from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She currently resides in Marriottsville, Maryland.
Katie E. rigsby, paralegal
Katie works as a Paralegal with the Business & Transactional, Banking & Financial, and Real Estate Practice Groups. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Towson University. She taught for five years in Montgomery County and Frederick County before earning a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Montgomery College. Katie resides in Frederick, Maryland with her daughter and enjoys spending time with her family, attending Washington Nationals baseball games, and tailgating University of Maryland football games.
Bonita L. Stiles, paralegal
Bonita works as a Paralegal for our Estate Planning and Estate, Probate & Trust Administration Practice Groups. With more than 28 years of experience in the legal field, she is a member of the Maryland Association of Paralegals and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She attended Potomac State College of West Virginia University. Bonita resides in Frederick, Maryland, with her husband and spends her spare time enjoying her granddaughter and riding motorcycles.
Alison C. Tan, Paralegal & Collections manager
Alison works as a Paralegal for the Community Association Group. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Ohio Northern University and her Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in litigation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Alison resides with her family in Parkville, Maryland.
Denise J. Lopez, Receptionist/administrative assistant
Denise is the friendly voice you hear when calling the offices of Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny. She brings many years of business experience and will be assisting our Director of Administration in all areas of the practice. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a concentration in Business Administration. Denise and her family reside in Clarksville, Maryland, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking and playing racquet ball.
Stephen C. Angermaier, Records Clerk
Stephen works with the Community Association Group as an aide to the paralegals. He is responsible for the timely filing of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny documents, paperwork, records and files and retrieving documents when they are requested. In addition, he is responsible for the creation and modification of computerized forms and the rotation and destruction of files.