After receiving her paralegal certification in 2002, Lori Gonzalez worked in several firms in various roles, including practice management software training and coordination. She has been involved in both state and federal cases in many different areas of law. Mrs. Gonzalez was the first paralegal in Nashville to bill the federal government for paralegal time expended in the representation of federal indigent defendants. Her experience in litigation, arbitration and trial includes construction, mechanic’s and materialman’s lien laws, civil rights, immigration, family law and personal injury law. Lori’s adaptability, knowledge of current technology and ability to evaluate systems are what give her the ability to not only work within any system, but to improve its accuracy and efficiency. She spends her free time volunteering with pro bono efforts and enjoying time with her husband and two boys. She currently serves on the Tennessee Access For Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Committee and as a small business mentor with Score. Her current passions include legal hacking and what technology will do to disrupt the legal field over the next several years.
Melissa Grimes has extensive history in managing, implementing and running a small business. In 2004, she began working in a small real estate management company that eventually became a multi-state operation with assets over 10 million dollars. She was named chief operations officer (the youngest female to ever be named COO for a publicly traded company) and worked in all aspects of the business. While working with legal counsel reviewing contracts and investment agreements, Melissa found her new calling and eventually left the company to begin working in a small firm to gain real world experience in working within a law firms. She continues to work as a paralegal in a busy personal injury law firm while attending law school. Melissa’s keen business sense, experience in management and daily business operations, dedication to quality of service and overall willingness to improve any system make her a valuable tool in the RayNa arsenal. In her free time, Melissa enjoys volunteering on the advisory board with Kaplan University and serving as Secretary for the Tennessee State Youth Conference. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls.
John P. Doyle
John Doyle is a lawyer who has practiced in large, multi-state firm and small firm settings and is now semi-retired in solo practice. He also has considerable non-legal experience – supply chain and plant management in the United States and abroad. His legal practice has been primarily litigation over a wide range of subjects, including copyright and patent infringement, criminal defense, construction, and shareholder derivative suits. A substantial part of his time now is devoted to pro-bono child custody litigation. John has also been active in mediation from an early stage. He was on the Tennessee Bar Association committee that helped create the Tennessee Supreme Court guidelines for mediation (Rule 31). John has a keen interest in law practice innovation motivated by strong desire to make things easier for himself. Towards that end, he actively explores new technology as it becomes available.
Treavor is a Client Relations Specialist that has served in all areas of customer interaction. He spent 5 years with the AT&T family of companies working in home, internet, and cellular service before trading in his cubicle for an opportunity in a small investment firm. Treavor managed a number of accounts including leading the entertainment sector. Treavor has provided over 15 years of customer service both over the phone and face to face. Taking what he learned, Treavor was able to establish a business consulting firm that focused on business creation, design, and image. He worked with a variety of clients ranging from upstart makeup artist to multi million dollar law firms. This road lead him to the RayNa Corporation. Initially, a consultant on design for the RayNa Corp, he has also utilized his customer relations background assisting in day to day operations in the medical records division.
Taylor Rodas joined the team in 2015 to assist with administrative tasks and help support RayNa’s IT needs. A Rutherford County native, Mr. Rodas joined the Army National Guard while still in high school. After graduation, he completed training to become an Information Technology Specialist and is currently deployed to the Middle East as he continues his service in the military. He hopes to continue his education and service in IT, with a strong focus on building a future that connects his love of technology with his love of service.
Niktorreki "Nikki" Pegues
Nikki Pegues joined the company in early 2016 and works in the medical records division. Her experience in healthcare and administration fits in perfectly with our clients' needs. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Memphis with a degree in Communications. As a young professional, she made the move from Memphis to Murfreesboro to further her career opportunities and to allow her young son to experience life in a smaller community. She enjoys spending time with her family and learning new things.
Krystina Robinson recently joined the Rayna team. She moved from Memphis to Murfreesboro in 2012, where she obtained her Associate’s in Healthcare Administration from The University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s in Public Health from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015. Ms. Robinson loves research and looks forward to someday starting her very own nonprofit. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Her favorite motto is from Thomas Edison: "The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary." Success is an accomplishment she intends to conquer.
Charlie Guffey became part of the RayNa team in September of 2016. She was born and raised in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee. Early on, she had an interest in the legal field and began working for a hometown law firm while in high school. After high school, she attended Tennessee Technological University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in 2014. Charlie continued to work in the legal community until 2012, when her undergraduate schedule caused her to leave the legal field for a more flexible work opportunity. Upon her completion of undergraduate school, she began law school in Nashville. While still pursuing her education, she currently works as a legal assistant for a law firm in Nashville.