Meet our Team


Kent McKeever,
Attorney Director

Kent McKeever founded Greater Waco Legal Services in 2017. He has been a licensed attorney since November of 2012. Kent is a graduate of Vanderbilt
Law School, Baylor University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the Attorney-Director of Mission Waco Legal Services. Before law school, he spent three and a half years as Executive Director and Pastor of a nonprofit ministry and church in Longview, TX. In 2014, he was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

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Rachel Dove,
Staff Attorney Partner

Rachel began with GWLS in July 2017. Before joining the GWLS staff she owned her own law practice with a focus on family law matters, and was a frequent volunteer at the First Monday Legal Advice Clinics. Rachel is a graduate of Baylor University (2009) and Baylor Law School (2012). 


Amber Bernard,
Staff Attorney Partner

Amber L. Bernard is from Hewitt, Texas.  She is a graduate of Howard University School of Law (JD, 2005) and the University of Texas at Austin (BA, 2002).

Amber’s legal career started in Chicago, IL where she worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. There she tried cases in the Child Support Enforcement Division and later the Domestic Violence Unit. After several years, Amber returned to the Waco area and took a job in Human Resources.

She joined Greater Waco Legal Services in October 2017. Her main areas of practice are: Criminal Defense, Traffic Cases (citations, license suspensions), Municipal and Justice Court Litigation, Employment Law and Nondisclosures/Sealing Records/Expunctions.

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Mark Martinez,
Law Clerk

Mark is a recent graduate of Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA (2017). He earned his undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Texas (2007).   Before law school, he worked as a youth specialist with Communities In Schools where he fell in love with Waco and its vibrant community.   Mark is excited to be back in Waco and eager to support GWLS in its mission to provide legal services to the many wonderful families of Central Texas.  

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Ashley Dyer,
Administrative Partner

Ashley Dyer began as a volunteer with GWLS in February 2017, and she quickly worked her way into a role on our staff.  Ashley has years of experience as a legal assistant in Alabama and has faithfully served Woodway Elementary School through the PTA for the last several years, the last 2 of which as the PTA President. 

Student Partners

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Anitria Flores
Truett Theological Seminary

Anitria Flores is originally from McAllen, Texas, but has called Waco home for the last five years.  She is a graduate of Baylor University and is continuing her education at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Anitria worked at the Family Abuse Center for three years before finding her passion to advocate for the marginalized. She is excited to be a partner in pushing this work forward. 

Board of Directors

GWLS would like to thank the following individuals for their service and guidance as members of our Board of Directors:

  • Marcus Brooks
  • John Burleson
  • Jennifer Chance
  • Mark Hobbs
  • Kent McKeever
  • Michelle Tuegel


GWLS would like to thank the following individuals for their dedication to serving our community and consistent volunteering:

Law Students

  • Sune Agbuke
  • Travis Blake
  • Shannon Blankenbeker
  • Kate Broussard
  • Javier Cabanillas
  • Brittany Cleere
  • Tori Easton
  • Luis Espinoza
  • Tara Glasner
  • Elin Isenhower
  • Katie Lacy
  • Enrique Rojas
  • Jessyka Linton
  • Stefan G. Garcia
  • Ben Koshy

Other Volunteers

  • Carter Barnett
  • Matthew Caylor
  • Susan Finck
  • Kalyn Grider


  • Dominic Braus
  • Marcus Brooks
  • Rick Brophy
  • John Burleson
  • David Carpenter
  • Jennifer Chance
  • Brennan Diamond
  • Rachel Dove
  • Rebecca Griffin
  • Cynthia Henderson
  • Laura Hubbard
  • Alfred Mackenzie
  • John O’Herren
  • Christie Ryan
  • Mike Scanes
  • Jacob Straub
  • Barrett Thomas
  • Michelle Tuegel
  • Quyen Vo
  • Patricia Wilson