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Team

Management

Jeffrey L. Kemp, President
Born in Oxford, Ohio. B.A., Business Administration/Finance, University of Alabama. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1979.
Interests: golf, skiing and traveling.
Daniel J. Mannix, Vice President
Born in Albany, NY. Lived in NY, CT, CA, FL, GA, & now UT. Graduate of Emory University. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1986.
Interests: Music, soccer, football, skiing, golf, reading, coaching my son with the Utah Starz state high school competitive boys lacrosse team, supporting my daughter with her acting and singing, traveling and spending time with my wife and kids.
Keith R. Hunsaker, Director of Field Operations
Born in Seattle, Washington; Graduate of Central Washington University, B.A. Anthropology; Qualified expert witness; Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1998.
Interests: Travel, camping, football…quality time with my wife Kristen and our three children, Darby, Bishop and Ainsley.

Researchers

Robert A. Barrett, Estate Researcher
Born in Lafayette, Indiana. B.A., Philosophy, Indiana University, 1990; A.S., Audio Technology, Indiana University, 1992; Qualified expert witness. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1995.
Interests: skiing, camping, biking, golfing, fly-fishing, hiking, musicrecording / production.
John N Bergquist, Estate Researcher
Born in Washington, D.C. B.A., History, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1990; Qualified expert witness. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1991.
Interests: running, music, skiing, travel, Washington Redskins football.
John S. Barrett, Estate Researcher
Born in Anaheim, California. B.A., Business, University of Georgia/University of Utah; MBA, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Qualified expert witness. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1995.
Interests: music, hiking, basketball, baseball, watching my children grow up.
Derek Gersdorf, Estate Researcher
Born in Columbia, Missouri. B.A., Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999; Qualified expert witness; languages: French. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1999.
Interests: Spending time with my wife and two children, learning Latin, French, Italian, reading philosophy, literature, and history, hiking.
Daniel Ogle, Library Researcher
Born in San Gabriel, California. B.A., American Studies, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1990.
Interests: classic cars, auto racing, skiing and music.
Blake R. Workman, Library Researcher
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. B.A., University of Utah, 1985; Lecturer and instructor to multiple genealogy groups and individuals, Paleographer, archivist, and conservator. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1986.
Interests: Astronomy, backpacking, gardening and all things mechanical. Being a good husband and father.
Michael Martinez, Estate Researcher
Born in French Camp, California. B.A., Communication, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, N.C. Began career with Kemp and Associates in 2010.
Interests: Playing basketball, fishing, most things military, tending the vegetable garden, being a good husband, and visiting my brother in Las Vegas.
Jason G. Bergreen, Estate Researcher
Born in Corona, California. Lived in CA, AZ, UT and Europe. B.S., English Literature, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1995; Began career with Kemp & Associates in 2011.
Interests: Hiking, camping, floating rivers, jogging with my dog, and spending time with my wife Abby and our good friends.
Matthew A. Bell, Estate Researcher
Born in Houston, TX. J.D., University of Houston, 2010; B.A., Psychology & Philosophy, University of Houston, 2005. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 2012.
Interests: Spending time with my wife and dogs, hiking, technology of all kinds, and playing the guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass guitar.
L. Garrett West, Estate Researcher
Born outside Detroit, Michigan. B.A., Political Science, Western Michigan University. J.D., Villanova University School of Law. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 2012.
Interests: Hiking, Skiing, Travel.

Estate Managers

Brian O. Kraus, Estate Supervisor
Born in Lakewood, Ohio. B.A., Communications/Public Relations, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 1989. Qualified Expert Witness. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1992.
Interests: my wife and six children, skiing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, trail running.
Brooke Palmer, Estate Supervisor
Born in Ogden, Utah. B.S., Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Criminalistics, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 1999.
Interests: cooking & wine, family & friends, reading and weekends at the mountain cabin.
Barbara S. Williams, Estate Supervisor
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Currently enrolled at the University of Utah. Prior to joining Kemp & Associates in 1988, worked with probate and wills for a Florida law firm.
Interests: food and wine, American history, and Arabian Show Horses.
Jessica Cartagena, Estate Assistant
Born in Stuart, Germany. Prior to joining Kemp & Associates in 2007, worked ten years as a governmental estate assistant.
Interests: cooking and family time.
Melissa N. Johnson, Estate Assistant
Born in Longmont, Colorado. Attended the University of Colorado. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 2000 as an Executive Assistant; promoted in 2009 to Estate Assistant.
Interests: trail running, mountain biking, skiing with family, hiking, snowshoeing, yoga, pilates, and reading a good book.
Kristina Stevens, Estate Assistant
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. B.S., Business Administration, Mayville State University, North Dakota. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 2007.
Interests: Golfing, skiing, and travel.

Administrative

Theresa A. Isgar, Executive Assistant
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. B.S., Business Admin, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Began career with Kemp & Associates in 2009.
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, hiking, traveling, reading, and being in the sunshine.
Candice L., Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Born in Ogden, UT. Joined Kemp & Associates in 2013. Prior to working at Kemp & Associates, she worked for her family's contracting business.
Interests: Cooking, photography, hiking, travel, and spending time with her family.