Staff

Rosa Barreno Paralegal

Rosa BarrenoRosa Barreno has been with GHP since 1998. She is a graduate of a Bilingual Secretary program in Guatemala. Rosa is fluent in Spanish and has many years of interpretation and translation experience. She went through the immigration process herself and enjoys helping others. Rosa works on all types of cases at GHP, but particularly likes removal defense cases.

Holly Brownstein Paralegal

Holly BrownsteinHolly joined GHP in 2007. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor emphasis in pre-medicine. Holly has enjoyed working with a greatly diversified client base, and helping individuals through the process of gaining status in the United States. Holly’s is experienced with handling a broad range of case work, including removal defense, humanitarian relief, family-based, and employment-based matters. Holly’s most rewarding case work has come from helping those seeking humanitarian relief and undergoing removal proceedings.  Prior to her work with GHP, Holly worked with a Colorado Springs based non-profit organization focusing on restorative justice and volunteered with the El Paso county District Attorney’s office.

Charlie Kubin Paralegal

Charlie Kubin joined GHP in 2011. He earned a Bachelor’s in International Political Economy and Spanish from Western Washington University and studied at the Universidad Latina de America in Morelia, Mexico. Prior to joining GHP Charlie has worked for a social and community development non-profit organization in Nicaragua and a multilingual program on Bainbridge Island.  Charlie is fluent in Spanish and Polish.

Susana Mendoza Billing Specialist

Susana Mendoza has been with GHP since 2008. She graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Spanish. Susana is a naturalized U.S. citizen and is fluent in Spanish.

Brian Tang Paralegal

Brian Tang joined GHP in 2006. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from New College of Florida.  Both of his parents are naturalized citizens and he has personally gone through the family-immigration petition process.  Brian likes working closely with individuals from around the world, helping them overcome challenges that determine their future in the United States, and navigating them through the complex immigration system. He enjoys working on removal defense, family-based immigration, and humanitarian cases, particularly asylum and U Visa. Brian is fluent in Spanish.

Marianna Wood Paralegal

Marianna Wood joined Gibbs Houston Pauw in 2015. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Societies & Justice with a minor in Spanish from the University of Washington. Prior to joining GHP, Marianna worked at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) in Seattle. Marianna is a first-generation immigrant and is fluent in Spanish.

Tia Smith Receptionist

Tia joined GHP in 2016, and has enjoyed getting to know the team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis on Europe from the University of Washington, with minors in Swedish language, Law Societies and Justice, and Human Rights. Tia became fluent in Spanish through the Bellevue School District Spanish Immersion K-12 program. Prior to working at GHP, Tia was an assistant coordinator for the University of Washington Educational Outreach department, and helped manage English language programs for visiting students from India, Latin America, China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.