Ryan Immigration Group
RIG is a team of dedicated, approachable professionals who work their tails off to meet your goals. We're direct, honest and well-versed in the craziness that is immigration under Trump. We like our clients and it shows in our work and our behavior. We all arrived in the immigration field from wildly different backgrounds and came together for the uniting goals of serving others, providing access to the immigration system and fighting injustice.
Kelly L. Ryan, Attorney
Lory Pounder, Attorney
Kelly is a licensed attorney and the firm's founder. She became passionate about helping immigrants while living undocumented in Argentina in the late 1990s. Upon returning to the US, she dedicated herself to immigrant rights and access to justice for rural communities and victims of crime. In her free time, she attempts to train her hard-headed puppy while playing with her rambunctious kids and hanging out with her family. You may overhear her favorite musicians-Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Silvio Rodriguez and Soda Stereo-playing in the background when you call in.
Lory is a licensed attorney who first became interested in immigration law while working as an advocate for victims of domestic violence. She most enjoys crafting legal arguments and putting clients' stories on paper. She has run two marathons, but now her free time involves chasing a toddler around until they are both exhausted.
Marisol Wressell, Office Manager
Celeste Lopez, Paralegal
Marisol is a first generation American of Mexican decent. She completed a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing from Johnson & Wales University. During her spare time, Marisol and her husband volunteer feeding the homeless downtown every Friday night. She is still an actress at heart and will speak in different accents from time to time.
Celeste is a first generation Mexican American. She is currently attending Community College of Aurora to pursue her Paralegal Degree. Celeste enjoys hiking, shopping, watching criminal documentaries and brunch with her daughter and boyfriend. As a former wrestler she will fight for your case.
Christine George, Paralegal
Born and raised in New Jersey, Christine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Spanish from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. In her spare time she enjoys getting lost in a good book or exploring a new trail in the mountains. An avid lover of languages and culture, Christine also helps a handful of local non-profit organizations as a volunteer interpreter and translator. Her favorite quote to live by is, "Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth."
Aida was born in Ceballos, Durango, Mexico and moved to the US when she was young. She is the youngest of 10 siblings. Aida completed a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado Denver. Aida loves traveling, hiking, shopping, cooking and playing with her dog "Socrates". Aida also sings in the church choir, is a catechist, teaches confirmation classes every Tuesday and volunteers at her church. Her favorite quote is "Do your best, God will do the impossible."
Angelo Alcantar, Receptionist
Angelo is a Mexican DACA recipient who was born in Santiago Ixcuintla but raised in Denver. He is currently studying digital design online. He loves journalism, astrology and make up! Test out his art skills and ask him to draw a caricature when you stop by our office.