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Thursday, March 10, 2011

AFA Welcomes New Board Members

The Arizona Fiduciaries Association welcomes our newest AFA Board members, who were elected during last week’s membership meeting at the AFA conference in Tucson


Crismon Cooper, LF
Crismon Cooper is originally from Tucson, Arizona, but graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. After graduation, at the insistence of her politically motivated family, she worked at the State Senate in Phoenix, Arizona as a Page. Crismon transitioned to the banking field, and worked within the Operations Training Department where she wrote and taught all policy and procedures. She moved into branch management and ultimately to middle management where she interpreted Federal Regulations and wrote Policy and Procedures for all of the departments.

In 1995, Crismon moved to Flagstaff, Arizona with her two children, leaving the larger cities for a community environment. Her family immediately embraced their new lifestyle of living in a beautiful mountain town, and they continue to actively participate in skiing, hiking, kayaking and any other outdoor activities. Crismon drew upon her expertise to read, interpret and write about Federal Regulations to obtain employment as a paralegal with a local law firm, working in the areas of estate planning and guardianship, and other non related areas. In 2003, Crismon, in partnership with her friend Sally Carlson, founded Carlson and Cooper Certified Fiduciaries, LLC. Sally retired officially last year, and the company was renamed Crismon Cooper Licensed Fiduciaries, LLC. Crismon provides services to Coconino and Yavapai counties, and also accepts cases in Apache and Navajo Counties. Crismon Cooper Licensed Fiduciaries, LLC offers the full gamut of fiduciary services including Guardianship, Conservatorship, Trustees under a variety of trusts, Personal Representatives and Agents under Powers of Attorney and serve a varied clientele ranging from individuals with mild to severe dementia to the seriously mentally ill.

Roger Coventry, LF

Roger Coventry, Director of Estate Services for Childers & Berg, LLC, a private fiduciary firm in Maricopa County is a licensed fiduciary in Arizona and a National Certified Guardian. He was a collegiate wrestler at North Idaho College in Coeur d’ Alene where he earned an A.A. in Psychology prior to joining the Army. He served eight years active duty as an infantryman/paratrooper and is a combat veteran. He was one of six soldiers in his class to complete the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E.) Instructor course conducted by the Army Special Operations Command.

Roger earned a B.S. in Business Management Information

Systems and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School. Prior to joining Childers & Berg, Roger was the Deputy Director for the Maricopa County Public Fiduciary. He has presented at local, state and national conferences on fiduciary-related topics. He is a past President of the Arizona Fiduciaries Association and a past President of Media Masters (a Toastmasters organization).

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