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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Kelley Kronenberg Employee Spotlights

May 27, 2021

 Maria F. Gibson, Practice Group Partner

-How long have you worked for Kelley Kronenberg? Since January 2020
-Favorite Quote or Mantra? “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made – RGB
-Favorite cuisine? Chicken Adobo and Lumpia
-Tell us something unique about your heritage or country of origin? My grandfather Elpidio Manoso was born in the Philippines and came to the United States as part of the Navy submarine program.
-Does your family have any traditions that are especially important to you? Cooking together and playing pinochle.


Raymond Lowe, Chief Information Officer

-How long have you worked for Kelley Kronenberg? 7 months
-Who is your hero? Tiger Woods (minus the scandal)
-Favorite Quote or Mantra? “The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abe Lincoln
-Favorite Movie? The Usual Suspects and Superbad
-Favorite cuisine? Chinese
-Tell us something unique about your heritage or country of origin? Jamaica has the most churches per capita in the world.  It also has the most bars per capita in the world.
-Fun fact that most don’t know about you? I am an avid golfer.
-Does your family have any traditions that are especially important to you? Christmas is our favorite time of the year (similar to most I guess) and without fail get matching Christmas pajamas for the family and do brunch and presents at my brother’s house and a potluck dinner at my mom’s house.


Stephanie Therese Merchant, Attorney

-How long have you worked for Kelley Kronenberg? Since March 2020
-Favorite Quote or Mantra? “Trust but verify”. I think it’s very fitting as an attorney.
-Favorite cuisine? I love all types of food and trying new things to broaden my taste buds. But no matter the mood, vibe, or day I can never go wrong with Greek or Mediterranean.
-Tell us something unique about your heritage or country of origin? The constant jokes referring to the Indian accent, and whether or not Indians can speak English just go to show us how little people know about the second most populated country in the world. There are over 22 languages spoken in India.
-Fun fact that most don’t know about you? This is a fact most people who do not know me will likely not be able to guess. I am a catholic Indian.
-Does your family have any traditions that are especially important to you? Around Christmas time we make Indian desserts, it’s a whole day affair and someone is fighting with someone else by the end of the day. But it’s totally worth it.