Office Manager and Paralegal to Kristin Ross, Esq.
Shelly Vizena, office manager and paralegal at Rousseau & Ross, completed her undergraduate studies at Granite State College, graduating magna cum laude. Shelly then obtained her Master of Science in Law from Champlain College. Shelly has worked at the firm since 1998 and plays a critical role in the operation of the practice. She is a notary public, a member of the American Association for Justice and a member of the Vermont Association for Justice. In her spare time, Shelly cares for her granddaughters, enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Paralegal to Cristina Rousseau, Esq.
Lori Howard, paralegal at Rousseau & Ross, completed her undergraduate studies at Vermont Technical College and obtained her certificate in paralegal studies through Woodbury College. Lori has more than 25 years of experience working as a paralegal. In her spare time, she works with her family on the Howard Homestead Farm in Thetford, Vermont.
Paralegal to Cristina Rousseau, Esq. and Kristin Ross, Esq.
Kira Botting, paralegal at Rousseau & Ross, joined the firm in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where she minored in sociology of law and studied abroad with the College of Law at Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2018, Kira registered for Vermont’s Law Office Study Program. She continues to study law under the supervision of our attorneys and plans to sit for the Vermont Bar Exam in 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Paralegal to Kristin Ross, Esq.
Kim Waterhouse, paralegal at Rousseau & Ross, joined the firm in 2019. She holds an Associate Degree in Secretarial Science from Hesser College. Kim has over 18 years of experience working as a paralegal. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and supporting her local community.
Corey Rousseau, a legal intern at Rousseau & Ross, joined the firm in 2021. He is a cum laude graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, where he majored in business management and culinary arts. During his senior year, Corey volunteered with Hudson River Clearwater, a nonprofit organization that assisted in passing landmark legislation such as the Clean Water Act of 1972. During this period, Corey’s passion for law began to bloom, seeing firsthand how our judicial systems play a crucial role in maintaining equity, not only for the environment but for future generations to come. Corey now studies at Vermont Law School and hopes to play a role not only at our firm but at other organizations within New England to improve access to the courts. On the weekends, you’re likely to find him spending time with his Australian Shepard, Remy, who enjoys long walks, taking in the beauty of our twin states.