Staff

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Shelly L. Morse

Office Manager / Advanced Certified Paralegal

Shelly started working with John Wheeler at the Fettinger& Bloom law firm.  She followed him when he opened his business in 2002 and handled all aspects of managing the law firm.

Her father served in the United States Air Force and Shelly spent her childhood moving from base to base.  Eventually her parents settled in Alamogordo, New Mexico and Shelly graduated from Alamogordo High School.  While pursuing her degree in business administration she earned her associate degree in Paralegal Studies at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo.  She passed the exam to become a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).  She then completed the Advanced Certification in Real Estate through NALA.

At John D. Wheeler & Associates, Shelly is an integral member of our team. In addition to being a highly-skilled and experienced paralegal, Shelly serves in the role of Office Manager. She provides exceptional support for our attorneys and keeps our office running smoothly.

Shelly spends her time away from the office with her husband, children, and dachshunds.  She enjoys running, hiking, and traveling.

Education/Certifications

  • New Mexico State University | Alamogordo, New Mexico
    Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, 1999
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
    Certified Paralegal, 2000
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
    Advanced Certification in Real Estate, 2015
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Sharry Woodall

Certified Paralegal

Sharry has lived in Alamogordo for many years, graduating from Alamogordo High School. After graduation, she moved to Albuquerque and Corrales, but returned to Alamogordo to attend New Mexico State University and raise her two children.

After receiving her associate degree in Paralegal Studies at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, she continued her education with New Mexico State University and passed the exam to become a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in September of 1997.

She joined the firm on April 1, 2003. Sharry works closely with the firm’s banking clients, handling collection matters and foreclosures as well as assisting the firm’s attorneys with various cases for additional clients. At John D. Wheeler & Associates, Sharry is respected as a reliable and dependable team member and a talented and professional paralegal. She is especially skilled at liaising with clients and managing a demanding and complex caseload.

Sharry enjoys spending time with her family when away from the firm.

Education/Certifications

  • New Mexico State University | Alamogordo, New Mexico
    Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, 1997
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
    Certified Paralegal, 1997
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Janelle Felton

Certified Paralegal

Janelle is from Alamogordo and graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1998. In 2000, she obtained her associate degree in Paralegal Studies at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, and received her Certification as a Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in 2002. She has always had an interest in healthcare and in 2002, she obtained her Emergency Medical Technician Certification and became an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate as well.

Janelle began her paralegal career when she began working with John Wheeler in 2000, assisting with estate planning and probate matters. Since that time, she has cross-trained into family law, mental health law, and real estate. Janelle was the first employee John Wheeler hired when he began his legal career. John and the rest of our firm are immensely grateful that Janelle has remained with John D. Wheeler & Associates from its start. Having worked with our firm from the beginning, Janelle has a wealth of skills, including her knack for historical research, attention to detail, and impeccable organization, that make her an exceptional paralegal and an indispensable member of our team.

In her spare time, Janelle loves spending time with her family, especially her husband and their seven-year-old son. Janelle also supports her husband, Paul, as he pursues his small business of constructing and installing fencing and electric gate operating systems.

Education/Certifications

  • New Mexico State University – Alamogordo, New Mexico
    Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, 2000
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
    Certified Paralegal, 2002
  • New Mexico State University – Alamogordo, New Mexico
    Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Certificate, 2002
    New Mexico Department of Health – Licensed EMT – Intermediate 2002
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Tammy Blade

Legal Assistant

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Taylar Hill

Paralegal

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Krista Rodriguez

Legal Assistant

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Rocky Paredes

IT Manager

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Michele Foster-Colvin

Bookkeeper