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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Superior Court

The Court Administrator manages, oversees, and directs the daily operations of the entire Superior court system, which includes Main Campus and Family & Juvenile Court. 

Kristin Jensen

Name Email Phone Number
Beehler, Kathy 360-709-3212
Beswick, Rafe 360-786-5568
Davidson, Cheri 360-786-5570
Garlinghouse, Tayler 360-709-5013
Hendricks, Cheryl 360-786-5569
Shackell, Aurora 360-786-5572

Official court reporters work for the court to convert the spoken word into text during courtroom proceedings.  The reporter also prepares official verbatim transcripts to be used by judges, attorneys, and litigants.

For information regarding the Official Court Reporters and how to order transcripts please click on this page.

Family and Juvenile Court

Court Administration 360-709-3201

Court Operations Manager

Name Title Email Phone Number
Vanderwal, Edith Court Operations Manager 360-709-3232


Judicial Assistants (JA)

Name JA to: Email Phone Number
Butcher, Jacky

Judge Amamilo (Family Law matters)
Commissioner Nathan Kortokrax
Commissioner Pamela Nogueira
Commissioner Rebekah Zinn 360-709-3205
Pier, Yvonne Judge Christine Schaller 360-709-3247
Smith, Sandy Judge Chris Lanese 360-709-3202


Case Coordinators

Name Area of Work Email Phone Number
Bredlau, Tom Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) 360-709-3120
Barreda, Christina Family Recovery Court (FRC) 360-709-3266
Horne, Megan Domestic Violence Resource 360-709-3263
Westcott, Harmony Family & Juvenile Court Improvement (FJCIP)/Family Law 360-709-3214
VACANT Safe Babies Court    360-709-3249



Name Title Email Phone Number
Williams, Kendra Administrative Assistant 360-709-3204


Main Campus

Court Administration 360-786-5560

Court Operations Manager

Name Title Email Phone Number
Moore, Tonya Court Operations Manager 360-754-4405


Judicial Assistants (JA)


JA to


Phone Number

Dolan, Cassie

Judge Carol Murphy


Kangiser, Sherry

Judge Mary Sue Wilson


Maine, Kristine

Judge Anne Egeler
Judge Allyson Zipp


Morales, Cecelia

Judge John Skinder


Ward, Dawn

Judge Sharonda D. Amamilo
Judge Indu Thomas




Name Title Email Phone Number
Caceres, Alexis Jury Administrator 360-754-4107
Warsaw, Heather Jury Administrator 360-754-4107


Other Staff

Name Title Email Phone Number
Bales, Doug Administrative Assistant 360-754-4108
Harris, Darwin Law Clerk 360-786-5456
Holderman, Jennifer Covid 19 Program Manager 360-709-5014
Morbello, Matt Staff Attorney 360-754-4359
Orme, Heather Office Assistant 360-786-5567