Support Staff

MARIA TAYLOR – Paralegal

Maria Taylor has been with Citron & Deutsch since September, 1996. She was born and raised in Austria and came to this country to attend college and perfect her English. She received an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration with Honors from Santa Monica College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the California State University at Northridge in Summer 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an option in business Law. Maria completed her Legal Secretary Training Certificate at UCLA in December 1997. In August 2005, Maria received a Professional Accountant Certificate from Santa Monica College and at some time in the future plans to take the CPA exam. Besides acting as the Master Paralegal at C&D, Maria is also responsible for all technology in the office. With Rick’s penchant for new technology, this is more than a part time assignment. Maria spends her free time with her daughter Victoria (2003), going for walks and playdates, and enjoys quiet evenings with her husband, Nigel.


Janet Canaday has been a loyal fixture here since 1992.  She has a liberal arts degree. She started as a very part time employee doing reception, filing, and plant care.  Over the years, her skills have multiplied, as have her hours, to include forming corporations, preparing the annual corporate minutes, billing, notarizing, estate plan revision, etc.  Her life choices have taken her down many-a-road and lead her to varied career moves prior to working at C&D, such as hair dressing, pet sitting, and graphic arts just to name a few!

MARIA CITRON – Office Administrator

Maria Citron, is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in English. Prior to her marriage to Rick, Maria worked as a radio sales account executive and later in television program development and production. She began assisting at C&D in 1990, shortly after their three children reached school age. Her hobbies include tennis, cooking, reading, and the opera.

GEAWNA HERNANDEZ – Legal Secretary

Geawna Herandez is a legal secretary at Citron & Deutsch. She was born and raised in the island of Guam and moved to California to attend college. She majored in Political Science and is working on obtaining her Masters in Business Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys searching for new restaurants, reading, and finding new places to explore.