Olga Stagg joined Blandon Law in April of 2016 as our Front Desk Manager. Ms. Stagg is responsible for greeting clients who visit our office, handling phone inquiries, scheduling appointments, coordinating conference calls, accepting accounts receivable and opening new case files. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Ms. Stagg brings a dedication to impeccable customer service, ensuring that our front office runs smoothly and efficiently.
Born in New Orleans, Ms. Stagg returned to her parents’ hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador where she lived for eight years as she completed her high school education, followed by two years in the banking field. She is fluent in Spanish and has been a South Florida resident for the past 28 years.
Brenda Alvarado joined Blandon Law in June of 2009. Currently, she works as the People and Process Manager. As part of her integral role at our firm, Ms. Alvarado is responsible for billing and office operations. She provides high-level administrative support, prepares reports, handles information requests, receives visitors, arranges conference calls, and schedules meetings. In addition, she is the personal assistant of Elizabeth Blandon, Esq. On a personal note, Ms. Alvarado was a professional singer who won a gold record.
Claudia Villamil is Blandon Law’s Senior Paralegal. After more than 25 years working for the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, Ms. Villamil moved to Florida in 2014. She possesses an excellent knowledge of consular work, having handled all petition-based cases. As a supervisor in one of the world’s largest non-immigrant visa operations, she was responsible for 29 employees, in addition to managing the Consular Correspondence Unit.
She was instrumental in coordinating the change to the Department of State’s Global Support Systems (new visa processing system) and training employees to use the new software. Ms. Villamil presented the course eight times in Bogota and at five other U.S. Embassies (Santo Domingo, Trinidad and Tobago, San Jose, Quito andMontevideo). With her excellent Spanish skills, she also updated the consular post’s outreach tools.
Born in Argentina, Natalia came to the United States at thirteen years of age. Although the change was abrupt and difficult, time helped her make this country her home. She understands the sacrifices her parents offered to forge a better life for her. Recognizing clearly the value of the famous “American Dream,” she decided to pursue a career that would assist immigrants like her family. Ms. Maronich graduated from Broward College as a Paralegal in 2009. She joined the team in April 2014 and works directly with Blandon Law attorneys on Removal of Conditions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Violence Against Women Act cases. She loves her job and is proud to be part of an immigration firm where the main goal is to work closely with clients for the success of each case.
Mesia Quartano manages marketing, media relations and community outreach for Blandon Law. Having worked in the marketing communications field for over 10 years, she has a wealth of experience promoting non-profit organizations and corporations with an interest in reaching a multicultural audience.
Prior to joining Blandon Law, Ms. Quartano served as Director of Communications for LatPro, Inc., where she oversaw Web projects, multilingual content and marketing initiatives. She has also worked with socially-conscious organizations, including a company supporting Colombian women-in-need and a non-profit program serving homeless individuals. In her personal life, Mesia is passionate supporter of animal adoption and rescue, and she always has a pet carrier in her car, just in case.