Judge Leona Colegrove is a Juris Doctorate graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and has a Concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition to being the Chief Judge for the Elk Valley Tribal Court she is also Chief Judge for her own Tribe in Hoopa California, the Chief Judge for Tolowa Dine Tribal Courts, and an Associate at Tulalip. Judge Colegrove is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Tribe and also a descendant of the Quinault Tribe. She has been practicing law since 2000 and began her judicial work in both Tribal and State Court in 2006. She has extensive experience hearing child welfare and family law matters. In addition to her judicial work, Judge Colegrove is an active attorney and has litigated Indian child welfare proceedings in both Tribal and State Court. Judge Colegrove has written articles on Title IV-E and other topics that she believes may assist Tribes in protecting and providing services to Indian children in the foster care system. She was the first Indian Judge to sit on the Washington State Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care. She previously sat on the Washington State Tribal Court Judges Association Governing Board as well as the National American Indian Court Judges Associations Executive Board. She has two daughters, Olivia and BryceLynn.
Kendall Allen-Guyer is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and a descendant of the Karuk, Yurok and Wiyot Tribes. Kendall received her Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration from College of the Redwoods and both her Paralegal and Legal Secretary’s Core Cert from Humboldt State University. Kendall has been working the in the legal field for nearly ten years, currently serving as Elk Valley Rancheria’s Court Clerk and most recently as the Paralegal for the Office of Tribal Attorney at the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Brycelynn has a degree in Media Studies from Dixie State University. She is a Full-time Social Media Manager and a freelance website designer and social media coordinator.