Nathan E. G. Hayes-Fry, Divorce & Family Lawyer/Partner
I grew up in Saskatchewan and completed my Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where I met my wife. I’ve lived in Grande Prairie and practiced family law exclusively since completing law school. I am passionate about settlement and negotiation-based resolutions and this is my practice focus. While confident in appearing before the Court, I see this as a last resort when all other avenues have been explored.
I am a past Swan City Rotary member, a longtime volunteer for Grande Prairie Legal Guidance and I regularly put on free Divorce & Separation seminars across the Peace Country.
At home you can find me watching documentaries with my wife and three cats or getting my sweat on in the gym.
Joel M. Sandor, Student-At-Law
I grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Regina in 2014. Following graduation, I worked in construction for one year prior to being accepted to the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law in 2015 where I graduated with my Juris Doctor degree in 2018.
As a Student-At-Law, I am particularly excited about the challenges I face each day. Each new challenge presents a learning opportunity that allows me to develop my legal knowledge and expertise. Most importantly, my position allows me to resolve complex legal problems on a day to day basis.
While it is not always the case, some clients are experiencing the most challenging moments of their lives when they come to Hayes Fry Law. The most positive impact I can have on a client is to get them through these challenges.
Hayes Fry Law provides me with the opportunity to learn and work in a friendly, welcoming environment. I enjoy the fast-paced nature of Hayes Fry Law, but also appreciate the flexibility the firm allows. At Hayes Fry Law, I practice in Family Law and Estate Planning.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time fishing, playing guitar, or learning how to pilot small aircrafts. I especially enjoy the outdoors and often travel to Northern Saskatchewan each year to fish the northern lakes.
Quentin Plester, Corporate/Civil Lawyer
Charlene Nearing, Real Estate/Estate Planning Assistant
I have lots of experience in the legal field. I love my job because I am always meeting new people and am constantly learning. I’m pretty much always happy and I think that has a big impact on clients and their experience. The atmosphere at Hayes Fry Law is one of my favourite things about working here.
In my spare time I love to knit and craft!
Natasha Evenson, Real Estate Paralegal (Conveyancer)
With nearly 7 years of experience in the legal field, I’m happy to work with clients, mortgage professionals, realtors, and others in my community to help manage real estate transactions.
At Hayes Fry Law, my interests, goals and ideas are recognized and considered. I get to work with a great team of people who support and help each other. Our innovative law office supports me in creating new and better ways to deliver the best experience possible for clients.
When I’m not in the office, you can find me in front of a campfire with family and friends. Being active is important to me and I’m part of a Master’s swim team that allows me to compete across Alberta and even Canada!
Cristina Colcer, Family Law Assistant
I help our clients finalize their divorce and move on from a difficult period in their lives. What I like best about my job is explaining the separation/divorce process to clients and keeping them in the loop. I enjoy the opportunity for lifelong learning within my career, the great group of people I work with, and the relaxed yet professional environment at Hayes Fry Law.
In my spare time, I like to read and cook.
Kayla Gulick, Part Time Assistant
One of the best things about working at Hayes Fry Law is that I’m constantly learning new things. If I don’t know how to do something, there’s always someone there to teach me and to take the time to explain what needs to be done. The whole office comes together to finish every job, creating a great work atmosphere.
With this “team-oriented” support, I’m able to provide our clients with clear explanations so they have a full understanding of what we’re doing for them.
At home, you can find me playing with my cat, Buddy, and playing video games.
Jordan Rudyk, Receptionist
As the first face people see when they walk through the door, I recognize the importance of making the best first impression possible. Directly interacting with our clients and ensuring they have a smooth experience are two vital parts of my job
I enjoy my work so much here that it doesn’t feel like I’m even working! The team’s ability to handle any task and our welcoming environment make this a terrific place to work. Each of my co-workers is more than willing to help and guide me if there’s a job I’m not sure how to do.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and seeing new places. It gives me a different outlook on life and opens my mind to different ways people live. It also shows me different values and ways of life. I also like to play volleyball and used to play competitively.
Leah M. Hayes-Fry, Real Estate Lawyer/Partner
I’m an Alberta girl born and raised. I have always had a passion for business and completed a Diploma at NAIT in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. From there, I completed my Bachelor of Management and finally my Juris Doctor which led me to this wonderful life in Grande Prairie!
Real Estate is what I love, and Real Estate is what I do best. I personally meet with all of my clients and am available for questions anytime. If I’m not educating you, I’m not doing my job. When we started our practice, it was my goal to do Real Estate different and I like to think that I’ve met and exceeded that goal. Nothing makes my day more than a happy client who has left our office feeling a little more knowledgeable and a little more confident in their major transaction.
I am a past board member of the Grande Prairie SPCA and the Legal Archives Society of Alberta.
If I’m not in the office you’ll find me curled up with a book at home with my three kitties, watching netflix with my husband, doing yoga, or out shopping for home décor.