Meet the Team

Legal Assistant Executive Team

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Olivia Valks – President

My name is Olivia Valks, and I am excited to be acting as the president of the Legal Assistant Society for the 2022/2023 school year.

In 2020, I graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, with a degree in Honours Political Science and a minor in Justice, Law & Order. My undergraduate schooling introduced me to the world of law, and I have since then been interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer. I decided to enroll in SAIT’s Legal Assistant Program before applying for law school because I wanted to expose myself to the reality of working in a law firm before making the long-term investment to pursue a legal education. I am glad I did that because I love this program, and I hope that my passion for it can be seen in the work I complete as president this year.

When I am not studying for the LSAT or serving pints at the brewery I work at, I love to paint, cook, and exercise. I also love almost all genres of music; I promise you will find me and my friends in the crowd of major music festivals in Canada. I look forward to meeting and working alongside all of you this year!

Veronika Crawford – Vice President

My name is Veronika Crawford, and I am excited to be your Vice President for the Legal Assistant Society for the 2022/2023 school year.

I decided to enroll in the SAIT Legal Assistant Program after many years of watching crime and law shows; I decided that it seemed like law was something I wanted to be involved in. I look forward to having a career I am passionate about and enjoy. My favourite class I have taken so far is Real Estate Law I.

In my spare time I enjoy bingeing the latest Netflix series and hanging out with friends.

Sarah Davis – Treasurer

Hi my name is Sarah Davis and I am super excited to be the Treasurer for the Legal Assistant Society for the 2022/2023 academic year.

I became interested in law when I was younger but was unsure about which career path in the field I was interested in, so I decided to try out the SAIT Legal Assistant Program. So far it has been super awesome, and I am able to pursue my passion while also being able to explore the city and the mountains. I have a dog named Herman and he is a Chihuahua Jack Russel Terrier Mix. My favourite show is New Girl, and I really enjoy going out and meeting new people.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the LA program this year, and I am so excited to see what this academic year holds.

Amaka Elezie – Secretary

Hello, my name is Amaka! I am a second year legal assistant student and the secretary of the Legal Assistant Society for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Some of my hobbies are reading, swimming, baking, and singing. I have a special love and passion for the legal field, which is why I fell in love with this program and have been in love ever since. The goal is to become a lawyer someday soon; as soon as I jump the hurdle that is the LSAT.

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful faces on campus, and I hope we all have an amazing year.

Rheagan Quigg – Event Planner

Hi! I’m Rheagan Quigg, and I am a second-year legal assistant student. I am the club event coordinator for the 2022/2023 school year.

I have always had an affinity for planning events; even if it is just a dinner out or a whole New Year’s bash. I am a very social person. I also love reading and am working on my debut novel whenever I get a chance. I love anything Disney and fashion-related; I am almost always dressed up and coordinated. I love to cook, bake, and bartend. Basically, anything that involves a recipe and ingredients of any sort. I also love going to concerts, listening to music, and traveling.

I am looking forward to coordinating some awesome events. Don’t hesitate to say hello to me in the hallways!

Scott Steneker – Marketing Team

Hello! My name is Scott Steneker, and I am one half of the marketing team of the SAIT Legal Assistant Society for the 2022/2023 academic year.

I ended up in the SAIT Legal Assistant Program because of my aspirations to one day become a judge. Before heading down that long academic and career road, however, I thought it would be nice to get a little taste of the legal world to see if it truly is the place for me.

Besides my interest in law, I compose music for films and series as my day job; I also play in a couple bands. Additionally, I love reading, yoga, and video games. Hope to see you around campus!

Christa Hylton – Marketing Team

My name is Christa Hylton. I will be the other half of the marketing team for the 2022/2023 academic year.

I was originally planning on pursuing a degree in social work with the intention of working in mental health policy, but after hearing about this program from both legal assistants and lawyers in my life, I knew that a career that blended client-facing advocacy with law and policy was the path for me. I am so glad I made the decision to enroll in SAIT’s Legal Assistant Program and I hope you are too!

In my free time I do yoga, play cozy video games, and hangout with rabbit. PS. If you ever need a bunny pic to make your day better, message me.

Mascots of the LAS

Meet the official mascots of the LAS, Grady and Tilly! Grady is the handsome and well-dressed pup on the left, and Tilly is looking comfy and regal on the right.