Cherie Ware worked as a legal assistant and paralegal in major law firms for over 25 years prior to founding Ware & Associates in 1997. She was trained in the old school manner of legal assistants where she took a much larger role in legal representation than do most legal assistants today. In law firms, she worked on business transactions and litigation but her focus was on domestic relations, estate planning, probate and trust work. While attending college, she set out to get a degree in psychology but eventually parlayed that training into a paralegal degree. She employs all of that education when working with the clients of Ware, Egtvet & Associates, LLC. Cherie has come to know and be blessed with the confidence of many lawyers, CPAs and financial advisors in Washington State. Her original goal was to help clients keep their personal and financial affairs organized, to provide personal bookkeeping and assistance in life management and to provide fiduciary services as needed. Along the way, she has acted as a fiduciary in managing trusts, handling probates and assisting others in the handling of estates. She has found an essential role in helping others manage life changes such as the death or divorce of a spouse, retirement, declining health or helping others to manage the pressures of a successful and active business life. Her diverse clientele includes people with medical issues, executives with demanding schedules, parents with trusts for their children and personal representatives managing probates. Cherie has three adult children and six grandchildren.
Amy Egtvet’s career began with non-profit and small business administration. Prior to becoming a Principal at WEA she worked at the Pacific Science Center and as Executive Director of Hostelling International, Washington State. She has worked extensively in developing budgets, keeping books for small business and managing offices. Amy excels at problem solving, detail oriented tasks and enjoys assisting individuals and families piece together their unique financial picture. She collaborates with the client and their advisors including attorneys, accountants, financial planners and geriatric care managers to research and reveal assets and spending patterns so that decisions can be made for estate planning and care of the individual. Originally from the Midwest, Amy has lived in Seattle for most of her adult life. She and her husband, live in the Queen Anne neighborhood and have two children, one cat and endless home remodeling projects.