Suzanne Cayton

Suzanne Cayton, Associate

Suzanne Cayton brings over 25 years of cruise industry experience in accounting, financial analysis, data analytics and management to the Associate position at WE Trust Company. She loves numbers and delivering client-focused analyses. Suzanne has experience advocating for persons with special needs and devotes time outside of work to being a guardian and representative payee. She and her husband have raised three amazing young men and enjoy boating in the San Juan Islands and throughout the Puget Sound. When not working or boating, you can find Suzanne reading or gardening.

Carolyn Schaefer

Carolyn Schaefer, Director of Estate Administration

Carolyn joined WE Trust Company in November 2021 after working as an estate planning and probate paralegal for over five years. Prior to that, Carolyn worked for eight years in the Washington State Senate, where she helped Senator McAuliffe develop legislation for the 1st Legislative District. Carolyn especially enjoys estate administration and the unique nature of each case. She holds a Paralegal degree and a BA in Law, Economics & Public Policy from the University of Washington. Carolyn has completed the APR 6 Law Clerk Program which is an alternative to law school under the Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rules. She currently sits on the City of Bothell’s Shorelines Board, and is a Global Village volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and visits to her home state of California.

Amy Klepadlo

Amy Klepadlo, Associate, CDMM®

Prior to joining WE Trust Company, Amy Klepadlo worked in the retail banking industry for nine years most recently as an Assistant Branch Manager for US Bank. Her attention to detail and finance background has helped her transition into her Associate role with ease. She is a natural born problem solver and particularly enjoys working on fiduciary trust accounts, tracking trust assets and communicating with the beneficiaries. Amy was born in Taiwan and moved to Washington State when she was eight. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and currently finds herself busy with two young toddler daughters. When possible, she likes to travel with her husband Peter and the kids.

Star Vilai

Star Vilai

Star Vilai, Administrative Associate

Star joined WE Trust Company in November 2018 as a part-time Administrative Associate. She is currently a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business. She is earning her degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Information Systems and Operations and Supply Chain Management. In June 2019, Star will graduate and begin work toward a Master of Science in Information Systems degree. When Star is not studying or working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and going on food adventures!

Alisa Penttila


Alisa Penttila, Senior Associate

Alisa joined WE Trust Company in August of 2018. She has extensive work experience in educational publishing as a workshop and marketing manager. Alisa enjoys volunteering and has used her organizational skills as a member of the local Little League board, as well as in the roles of PTA president and auction chair. Alisa grew up in Bellevue, WA and is a graduate of Pomona College. In her free time she enjoys reading cookbooks, walking with friends and her dachshund, Mochi, and attending baseball games with her husband and teenage son.

Lora Campbell

Lora Campbell, Senior Associate

Lora Campbell came to WE Trust Company in August 2018, after working almost 20 years in the research science industry and teaching college physics courses online.  She enjoys her new career in professional fiduciary services utilizing her skills in problem solving, detailed oriented tasks, and working with many diverse clients.  She graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Physics and Astronomy and received a MS in Physics from the University of Wyoming.  She lives in Shoreline with her husband, two very active soccer loving teenage daughters, and a menagerie of pets.  In her free time, Lora enjoys reading and gardening.

Patti Coats


Patti Coats, Associate

Prior to joining WE Trust Company in November 2018, Patti worked at Adobe Systems and Nike in vendor management, purchasing and international logistics.  Additionally, she has over 10 years of experience acting as a guardian. Patti is a graduate of University of Washington with a BA in Japan Regional Studies. In her free time, she stays active playing tennis, golf and skiing with her husband and two teenage boys.

Michelle Meyerdierks


Michelle Meyerdierks, Associate

Michelle joined the WE Trust team in October 2018.  She has over 25 years of experience in office administration and bookkeeping.  Michelle finds great joy working with elders; organizing their home office needs and supporting their dignity while maintaining their privacy.  Michelle’s interests include cooking, reading, hiking, traveling and yoga. She is a certified yoga instructor with 500 clinical hours of training which is focused on practices that ease the grief process. Michelle and her husband have a daughter and a son, both are college age, and an orange tabby cat that is adored!

Jeanne Coeuille


Jeanne Coeuille, Associate, CSA®, CDMM®

Jeanne joined the WE Trust Company in June 2018, after working in management in the homecare industry with seniors and special needs adults for over 18 years. She enjoys the variety of projects and direct client assistance that WE Trust offers. In addition to her work in homecare, Jeanne has also worked as a travel consultant and caterer. A long-term Ballard resident, she loves entertaining, a good book, travel with her husband and is a self-described cat lady. Jeanne is a graduate of Seattle University.

Marie Dunn

Marie Dunn, Office Administrator

In April 2018, Marie joined WE Trust Company as Office Administrator.  She brings over 30 years’ experience as a paralegal and legal assistant in major Seattle law firms and at the corporate level.  Her background is in real estate, litigation, commercial property management and as a real estate broker.  Marie is very comfortable helping design, implement and support office systems that allow the WE Trust team to excel.  She has two grown sons who were born and raised in Seattle. In her free time, Marie enjoys reading, hiking, photography and quilting by hand.

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