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Staff Bios

Shelbi Venable

Bankruptcy Analyst

Shelbi is from Mire, Louisiana and has been with Weinstein & St. Germain for 3 years. Her roles in the firm include all initial filing of cases, assisting in answering phones, also assists with Chapter 13 cases and does all billing for the firm.

Shelbi currently resides in Scott, Louisiana with her 5-year-old son and also has 1 niece and 2 nephews. In her free time, she enjoys being at the ballpark watching her son play baseball, spending time with family and friends, and watching football and baseball (Geaux Tigers!)

Favorite Quote: "You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don't Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character." - Unknown

Chelsea Marini

Receptionist

Chelsea is the firm's Receptionist. She is from New Philadelphia, Ohio and has been living in Louisiana for five years. Chelsea currently resides in Lafayette with her two children. In her free time she enjoys working out, being outdoors, listening to live music and enjoying time with her eight-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.

Favorite Quote: : "Life is very interesting... in the end , some of your greatest pains , become your greatest strengths." - Drew Barrymore

Amber Talhelm

Paralegal/Bankruptcy Analyst

Amber is from Mire, Louisiana. She has been with our firm for four years. She handles all Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases after the initial filing and also serves as Mr. St. Germain's paralegal.

Amber currently resides in Branch, Louisiana with her husband Andy and her 3 children (2 sons and 1 daughter), and also has 1 nephew and 2 nieces. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children who are very active in sports and other extracurricular activities. She and her husband are both active members of Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene.

Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13

Becky G. Sonnier

Bankruptcy Analyst

Becky is from Port Barre and has been with our firm for 19 years. She handles all initial consultations, follow up appointments, chapter 7's, assists with Chapter 11's, Chapter 12's and Chapter 13's.

Becky currently resides in Port Barre, Louisiana with her husband of 34 years. Becky has 1 son and 2 grandsons. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, listening to her husband play music, but most of all, spending time with her grandsons.

Favorite Quote: "You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you, you have to go to them sometimes." -Winnie the Pooh