Support Staff

Wendy Willson commonly refers to herself as the "old lady" of GNC. Her dedication to the firm is undeniable as she has worked at the firm for 15 years, with the last ten years being in the family law section with attorneys Jon Nuckolls and Paul Jenkins. She has been married for 40 years, is the mother of three beautiful grown girls and grandmother of two little boys. Her interests other than the firm and her family are animals, with 19 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 11 guinea hens, 4 dogs and 4 cats on her farm.

Elaine Nichols graduated from Barton College in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She went on to study at Meredith College's Post-Graduate Program for Legal Assistants. Elaine has been with The Graham Nuckolls Conner Law Firm for nine years, and has twenty years of experience working as a paralegal. While at GNC she has worked exclusively as a member of the family law litigation team with attorneys Jon Nuckolls and Paul Jenkins. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys going to the beach with family and friends. She is also the firm's resident "Civil War history buff", and she and her husband have visited many famous battlefields of the Civil War.

Lisa Mongiello is head real estate paralegal at Graham, Nuckolls Conner. A Nevada native, Mongiello possesses more than 20 years of progressive experience in the real estate field, including the position of Escrow Officer at Chicago Title Company and Fidelity National Title Company, and extensive public works and private practice in commercial and residential real estate.

Lisa has a large family with 6 children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys coaching Little League Baseball with her sons. Lisa also enjoys bicycling, motorcycle riding and the beach.

Angela Smith is a litigation paralegal in the family law section. A graduate of Pitt Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Technology, she has 12 years of legal experience. She received her Paralegal Certification (NCCP) from the North Carolina State Bar and is presently a member of the Paralegal Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is a native of Belhaven, North Carolina. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports; spending time with her husband, Darren and two daughters, Gracie and Millie; going to the beach; and summer days coasting the rivers of Beaufort County.

Amy Carrere graduated from Pitt Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (Paralegal Technology). She is certified by the State Bar, as well as NALA (National Association for Legal Assistants). Amy has 12 years of experience in the legal field - personal injury, criminal law and family law. Here at the GNC Law Firm she works with attorneys Jon Nuckolls and Paul Jenkins as part of the Family Law Team. She is from Wilson, North Carolina, and enjoys family time with her husband and two children - Pirate football - and traveling.

Susann Wallace is a native of Kinston and graduate of Pitt Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (Paralegal). Susann recently had a homecoming of sorts by making her way back to The GNC Law Firm after a stint with the Carteret County Clerk's Office. Susann previously worked for The GNC Law Firm from 2001 through 2008 in the real estate department, and now works with David Silver in the Estate Planning Department. Susann lives in Greenville with her husband Jonathan and two dogs. In her spare time, Susann enjoys traveling to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with the youth at her church.

Tonya Scott currently serves as our Office Manager with roles in assisting David Silver in the estate planning section and Buddy Conner in the criminal defense section. Tonya brings over 18 years of accounting and payroll experience and over 4 years experience in Human Resources. She is from Little Washington and has attended Business and Accounting courses at Beaufort Community College. Currently Tonya lives in Grimesland. She enjoys spending quality time with her 3 children, Andrew, Jacob and Anna LaVee; Diamond Dawgs Travel Ball out of Pitt County and Winterville Little League Baseball.