Colleen is a graduate of PCVS. After graduating from high school, Colleen attended Trent University and then completed the two year “Legal Secretaries” program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough.
After graduating from Fleming College, Colleen was hired into her first job as a legal secretary with Bill Fox, and for 37 straight years has worked with Bill and his associates.
Colleen enjoys the variety of work she undertakes at Fox Law, as well as the clients she interacts with on a daily basis. She finds it gratifying to identify a particular issue and then working to find the best method to resolve it. And after 37+ years in the field, she still feels like she is learning.
Colleen enjoys spending time at the family cottage during the summer months and at the family condo in Florida in the winter.
Patty graduated the legal secretary program at Sir Sandford Fleming College, and began working for Bill Fox and his associates a short six days later.
Patty loves working on big, challenging files (especially Estate work) and enjoys the interaction with the great clients Fox Law has. She loves to test her memory for clients’ names, file numbers and details reflecting her 3+ decades of work.
In 1984 she married her high-school sweetheart, Tony. Family is paramount to Patty. She and Tony have a son, Matthew (Loyalist DL graduate) and a daughter, Carly (Carleton U, PAPM).
She loves going to the market, spending a lazy afternoon at a beach, driving to the east coast, and taking the odd trip to Punta Cana. She transcribed her husband’s novels for publishing and likes to play complicated mind games to keep her brain sharp! She takes enjoyment out of simple things in life. Her favourite place is sitting on her back deck at home with Tony, enjoying a good hot Keurig, watching the birds.
Cheryl began her career as a legal assistant in 1978 in Peterborough and has worked for and with many wonderful people over the years. In her early years as a legal assistant, Cheryl became very interested in corporate/commercial law and this has been the area of law that she has mainly focused on during her career.
Cheryl was born and raised in Peterborough, she and her husband, Don, have two grown sons, Cody and Riley. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and friends, as well as her daily walks with her dog.
Sarah graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in 2008. She then went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where she lived for a year and a half.
She enjoys working in an ever changing environment and interacting with clients on a daily basis.
Sarah and her husband have two beautiful little girls and love spending their spare time hanging out as a family.
Alanna graduated from Trent University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 2015, and then completed the Law Clerk and Paralegal Diploma programs at Sir Sandford Fleming College. While at Fleming she earned the Emond Publishing and Graham Paralegal Professional Corporation awards for academic excellence, and graduated first in her class for both the Law Clerk and Paralegal programs.
At the office, Alanna spends her days drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney, completing incorporations and other corporate work, but enjoys the variety of other tasks that come her way. She enjoys any opportunity to continue learning.
In her spare time, Alanna enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and cooking with her husband.
Michele graduated the Legal Secretary program and the Law Clerk program at Sir Sandford Fleming College and began her career, specializing in Estates in 1980 at Howell Fleming. She has worked for and with many wonderful people over the years.
Michele was born in Cardiff S.W. and emigrated to Canada with her family in 1969. She met her husband Mike in 1976 and married in 1981. Michele and Mike raised their daughter Danielle in Peterborough who is now grown and a Nurse at PRHC.
In her spare time, Michele enjoys reading and spending time with Mike and visiting with Danielle and her boyfriend Dave where they built a home in Marmora. Michele and Mike also enjoy their yearly travels to the Caribbean Islands for R & R with a favourite being Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba.
Michele has been working as an Estates Law Clerk for 38 years and continues to enjoy the challenges and the constant learning.
Kiela is a graduate of the French Immersion program at Adam Scott Collegiate. She pursued her post-secondary education at Canadore College before returning home to the Peterborough area. She has applied her education and skills to serving the community for the past 15 years working in youth justice.
Although the first portion of her career was spent working in the criminal law field, her extensive management experience working in a client and social services role lends many skills to her new position. Since joining the team at Fox Law as Office Operations Coordinator & Receptionist in early 2021, Kiela has enjoyed learning various new areas of law, meeting and assisting clients, and managing daily office operations.
Kiela was born in Guelph but shortly thereafter her parents built their family home in Buckhorn, where she grew up. Away from the office, Kiela’s main focus and priority is family. She soaks up every moment with her husband, Ryan, and their precious daughter, Emmi. Kiela also loves going camping, watching Peterborough Laker’s Lacrosse games, eating delicious food, and spending time with friends.
Mackenzy (Mac) is currently a law student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Prior to attending law school, Mac graduated with Honours from Trent University with a Bachelor of Environmental & Resource Science Degree in 2019. Mac joined Fox Law as a summer student in 2019 and has returned each summer since. As part of his program requirements at Lakehead, Mac will be completing a 4-month placement at Fox Law in the fall of 2021.
While at work, Mac enjoys learning as much as he can every day. He has a strong interest in real estate and corporate law and is excited to be gaining experience in these areas with guidance from Nicole, Ross, and the rest of the Fox Law team.
Mac grew up just outside of Peterborough in Keene. In his free time, Mac enjoys playing hockey, golfing, going camping, and spending time with his friends and family.
HAILEY BURKITT- COOPER
Hailey is a graduate of PCVS, having a well-developed love of downtown Peterborough. While working in the retail and service industries, Hailey graduated from Trent University with a Business Degree (B.B.A.) in the Honours program in 2012. She then graduated with the Paralegal and Law Clerk dual diploma from Fleming College, receiving the Edmond Montgomery Publishing Award and The Peterborough Law Association Award for academic excellence.
As a licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario, Hailey now enjoys teaching for the Paralegal and Law Clerk programs at Fleming College part time. She was also the first Paralegal to be voted onto the Peterborough Estate Planning Counsel.
At the office, Hailey spends her time assisting with Estate Planning, including drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney. She enjoys working with clients and that each day is a new learning opportunity.
In her spare time, Hailey enjoys event planning, including Weddings and Fundraisers. She received the Difference Award from Friends of Honduran Children for her volunteer work. Hailey also loves spending time with friends and family, including her husband and their young son, Eddie.