About Us

The Estana estate planning law team delivers personal and well-balanced solutions to meet each client’s unique goals.

Our collaborative team approach assures that we understand your unique needs.

The Bend, Oregon-based team at Estana utilizes a unique team approach for each and every estate planning, probate and trust administration matter. Each team member spends their time working on what they do best. Drawing on the unique skill-sets of each team member, the end result is a more efficient and higher quality product for you – our client. 

Ryan P. Correa


Ryan is the plan design specialist at Estana. He brings a wide variety of life and business experience to the table, allowing him to develop, implement and manage strategic estate plans to reach each client’s unique goals.

Heather J. Turk


Heather is the primary drafter (writer) at Estana. She has been practicing exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration for her entire legal career. 

Ariella T. Simonds


Ariella is an experienced attorney, deft problem-solver, and skilled drafter.  Assisting clients with their estate planning, probate, and trust administration needs is the perfect fit for Ariella’s passion for people and keen analytical abilities. She enjoys knowing she is adding tangible value to the lives of individuals and families.  Ariella’s favorite aspect of this work is getting to know her clients’ goals and strategizing to achieve them.  Ariella is based in Los Angeles, California, and is a highly valued part of the team at Estana.

L. Kristen Howard

Client Support/Paralegal

Kristen helps see each matter through from beginning to end. Having previously worked as a court clerk with the Deschutes County Circuit Court for many years and then as a legal assistant and paralegal in the fields of criminal defense, family law and estate planning, Kristen brings a broad array of experience to the Estana team. Her support is invaluable not only to the Estana team but to each of our clients as well. Kristen will be involved in each matter at just about every step along the way. She helps to ensure that each client experience is a positive one.

Joelnada Bass

Senior Paralegal

Joelnada received her bachelor’s degree from Southern University and A&M College, and her juris doctorate from Miles Law School. She is a highly skilled and experienced paralegal with extensive experience handling trust, estate, and probate matters. With a keen eye for detail, she is exceptionally proficient in preparing documents, ensuring accuracy at every step. Her meticulous approach and comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in trust and estate law make her an invaluable asset to the team at Estana. Outside of work, Joelnada enjoys mud riding and attending trail rides with her family and friends…a true country girl.

Parlee Waters

Senior Paralegal

Parlee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a legal emphasis from Texas A&M-Commerce.  She has over 25 years experience assisting attorneys in multiple areas of law, including estate planning and probate.  She is a “people person” and  enjoys meeting and working with clients.  Outside of work, Parlee enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Corinna Niranjan

Senior Paralegal

Corinna was born in Guyana, South America. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Corinna has over 15 years of experience as a paralegal in the elder law field, specifically in the areas of Probate and Guardianship. Corinna enjoys spending time with her three kids and fiancé. Her favorite hobbies include traveling and trying new restaurants. In the future, Corinna plans to attend law school and continue practicing in the elder law field.

CC & Rigsby


Estana mascots and CEMBs (Chief Executive Morale Boosters). These two keep us on our “A” game and ensure we’ve stretched our legs and enjoyed the beautiful town of Bend amidst all of our lawyering! Ryan is lucky to be CC (the black lab)’s guardian, while Heather is the proud human of Rigsby (the goldendoodle).