Profile: Joelle Plumer, Barrister and Solicitor


Joelle began working for Maverick Law in August of 2021. She graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in 2020, attaining Dean’s List standing for high academic achievement in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. While a law student, Joelle was also the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including Scott Venturo LLP Recognition of Excellence Entrance Scholarship; John M.S. Lecky Family Award in Law; Margaret and Robert Montgomery Law Scholarship;J. Patrick Stopa Access to Justice Scholarship; Class of 1983 Law Award; and Soby Boyden Lenz Scholarship in Family Law.

Joelle articled at a law firm in downtown Calgary, where she gained broad legal experience, including experience in insurance litigation, commercial litigation, wills and estates, and corporate law. Joelle was called to the bar in June of 2021.

Prior to law school, Joelle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Minor in Music Performance from Dordt University, again attaining top grades. Joelle utilized her musical training, performing solo, with bands, and with orchestras in Canada, the USA and Europe. After moving to Calgary, she worked in the social services and mental health sector for three years before pursuing a career in law.

In her spare time, Joelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing her violin, road biking, and hiking in the Rockies.

Profile: Anuj Baxi , Barrister and Solicitor


Anuj is excited to join the Maverick Law team beginning April of 2023. He completed his Bachelor of Economics with Distinction from the University of Calgary in 2015. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2018. During his time at law school, Anuj participated in a national Class Action moot competition, placing runner-up overall and winning the award for Best Plaintiff factum.

Anuj completed his articles with a firm in downtown Calgary, gaining broad experience in corporate law, tax law, wills and estates, and civil litigation. Anuj was called to the bar in April of 2021. Since his call, Anuj has honed his practice in corporate law and tax law. He also worked with a boutique real estate firm, gaining experience in both residential and commercial real estate.

Outside the office, Anuj is an avid hiker and scrambler. He manages a hiking group with over 1000 members and organizes weekly hikes in the Rockies. He also enjoys playing guitar, reading books and spending time with his family and friends.

Profile: Carmen Ryan, Business Manager


Carmen has worked with Maverick Law for 10 years in Business Operations and Accounting. Prior to operating Maverick Law with her husband, Dave Ryan, Carmen worked in the Market Research industry for over 10 years. She worked for companies such as Ipsos-Reid, SAIT, and Praxis as a Research Manager and Consultant. Carmen earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. She then continued her education at the University, publishing her Thesis on Destination Branding in the Journal of Travel Research and earning her Masters of Business Administration.

When not busy driving her 3 girls to various dance and karate events, Carmen enjoys being in nature and skiing and hiking with her family. A day in the mountains is a day that is never wasted!

Profile: Stephanie Kilbride, Legal Assistant

Stepanhie Kilbride

Stephanie Kilbride joined Maverick Law in 2014 as a courier and quickly became an integral part of our team. She is now our assistant in our Redwood Meadows office. She supports our team in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, and Family Law and is often the first point of contact for our Redwood / Bragg Creek clients.

Prior to joining Maverick Law, Stephanie worked for over a decade in the oil and gas industry supporting the Safety and Environment and Operations Teams.

In her free time Stephanie enjoys being surrounded by family and friends, feeding others, gardening, reading and tracking down who stole the last piece of the puzzle. She loves long walks with her doggie, is a night owl, and lives for camping.

Profile: Mandy Kellock - Legal Assistant

Mandy Kellock

Mandy is excited to start the New Year by joining the Maverick Law team in January 2021 having began her work in the legal profession 3 and a half years ago at another local law firm.

Since moving to Canada with her family from Scotland 13 years ago Mandy has enjoyed working in a variety of roles predominantly real-estate and administration based. Mandy will be in our Cochrane Office as an administrator and will assist Maverick Law team and our clients on a variety of legal matters.

Outside of work she is kept busy, and on her toes, with her three active teenage boys. Mandy also enjoys keeping fit, walking the family’s dogs, and enjoying motorcycle trips out with her husband.

Profile: Erin Hildebrand - Legal Assistant

Erin Hildebrand

Erin is pleased to have recently joined the Maverick Team part-time while completing her education as a legal assistant. Erin began her administrative career in the upstream energy industry while earning a diploma in Energy Asset Management and has more recently worked in Alberta’s real estate sector. Upon repeated exposure to the legal industry in her past positions and a keen interest, Erin is excited to gain experience and assist in all areas of law while working for Maverick Law.

In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, cooking (more specifically eating), any kind of outdoor activity and spending quality time with her Husband and two children.

Profile: Jen Rasmussen - Office Manager


Jen joined the team in May 2023 and brings over 20 years of administrative experience, including areas like budget creation and oversight, bookkeeping, and payroll. Jen was born in Cochrane and was happy to return here almost 10 years ago with her husband, two kids, and various family pets. She is excited to learn more about legal processes and to be part of a local business here in Cochrane (including a shorter commute), after 16 years in a non-profit setting in Calgary.

In her spare time, Jen enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, paddle boarding when it’s warm enough, making Toblerone shortbread cookies in December, and watering her large plant collection. If she’s feeling extra creative you can find her sewing a quilt or playing with water-colour paints.

Profile: Zoe Lloyd - Legal Assistant

Zoe Lloyd

Zoe graduated from Bow Valley College with a Legal Assistant Diploma in 2020. After spending sometime commuting downtown, Zoe is excited to take the scenic route to work. Zoe is looking forward to supporting our growing client base in the areas of family law, litigation, and criminal law. Before pursuing a legal career, Zoe gained experience in a variety of administrative and hospitality roles which has translated into a passion for providing excellent client service

When Zoe has free time, you can find her with a good book and a hot tea or training at her local boxing gym. Zoe moved to Canada in 2009 from the UK and has enjoyed the Canadian Rockies ever since

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