Mercedes Rhoden – Aurora Career Technical Education (ACTE)

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December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Mercedes will tell us about a new program to guide teens through building an RV (like Teen Flight). The program works in conjunction with local schools for STEM education.

Mercedes joined Thede Culpepper in 2015.  Her practice includes estate planning, marital agreements, and estate administration.  She served as an extern for Crook County Counsel, where she worked on all aspects of municipal law prior to joining Thede Culpepper.  She subsequently worked under Professor Vollmar at Willamette University’s legal clinic as an estate planner.  In 2011, Mercedes joined Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC as a law clerk and became an associate after passing the Bar exam.  Her four years at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC included work on complex litigation cases involving marital agreements or gifted and inherited assets. Mercedes serves on the Aurora City Council, North Marion Services Team Steering Committee, and S.M.A.R.T. Legacy Council.​ After attending South Eugene International High School in Eugene, Mercedes earned her B.A. in American Studies from Queen’s University Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law in Salem.