Our
Company

As a Washington Chartered Trust Company our financial activities are regulated by the Washington State Department of Financial Institution’s (DFI). Our work as a Certified Professional Guardianship Agency is subject to rules established by Washington’s Certified Professional Guardian Board, whose members are appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court. Our records are also audited annually by an independent CPA firm.

Our
Mission

Since it was founded, Guardianship Services of Seattle has been committed to providing the highest professional standards no matter a client’s unique circumstances or level of need. Our services are aimed at optimizing the welfare and dignity of each individual client. We strive within the authority we are given, to make the best decisions for our clients, and to include our clients and their families as much as possible in decision-making.

Our
Duty

As a professional fiduciary, GSS takes its responsibility to act solely for the benefit and interest of the client, and to avoid any potential conflicts of interest very seriously. As both a professional fiduciary, and court appointed guardian, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of care. We feel it is our duty to handle our clients' affairs with the same attention and care we would give our own.

GSS staff include the most experienced Professional Guardians and managers of Special Needs Trusts in Washington State. GSS currently employs ten Certified Professional Guardians.

GSS staff are available by telephone or in person during regular office hours, and are on-call and available 24 hours a day, for emergencies. Click on a staff member’s picture to send email.

GSS Main Office Line: (206) 284-6225

Edward D. Gardner
Edward D. Gardner
President
Ext. 121
Tom O'Brien
Tom O'Brien
Executive Director
Ext. 117
Adam Saunders
Adam Saunders
Financial Manager
Ext. 134
Aja L. Murga
Aja L. Murga
Operations Manager
Ext. 111
Alan Vu
Alan Vu
Financial Manager
Ext. 130
Amy-Ellen Trefsger
Amy-Ellen Trefsger
Care Management
Andrew Clement
Andrew Clement
File Clerk
Ext. 102
Bron Fredrickson
Bron Fredrickson
Asset & Investment Program Manager
Ext. 108
Cheryl Stratemeyer
Cheryl Stratemeyer
Financial Manager
Ext. 101
Christina Varvel
Christina Varvel
Financial Manager
Ext. 133
Claire Maddox
Claire Maddox
Sr. Care Manager
Ext. 110
Ellen Kesselman
Ellen Kesselman
Assets Administrator
Ext. 112
Eric Waits
Eric Waits
Financial Assistant
Ext. 300
Heidi Cash
Heidi Cash
Financial Management
Ext. 116
John Gardner
John Gardner
Financial Manager
Ext. 132
Katie Miller
Katie Miller
Care Management
Ext. 136
Kirsten Noble
Kirsten Noble
Sr. Property Manager
Ext. 104
Leesa Arthur
Leesa Arthur
Financial Manager
Matthew Payne
Matthew Payne
Accounts Administrator
Ext. 125
Miguel Garcia
Miguel Garcia
Financial Manager
Ext. 113
Monica Byrsat
Monica Byrsat
Financial Manager
Ext. 126
Robin Peterson
Robin Peterson
Financial Manager
Ext. 103
Ruth Bach
Ruth Bach
Receptionist
Ext. 105
Sacha Davis
Sacha Davis
Client Services Manager
Ext. 135
Shannon Davis
Shannon Davis
Executive Assistant
Ext. 109
Theresa Bordianu
Theresa Bordianu
Care Manager
Ext. 119
Vedah Halberg
Vedah Halberg
Financial Manager
Ext. 118
William Rodriguez
William Rodriguez
Property Manager
Ext. 124

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Guardianship Services of Seattle
3101 Western Avenue, Suite 330
Seattle, WA 98121
Office (206) 284-6225  |  Fax (206) 284-6240  |  info@trustguard.org