The Team

Chelsy Tanner

Chelsy, born and raised in Texas, has been on Mignon’s team since 2010, representing interests of clients at the Texas Capitol on issues such as education, transportation, and economic and commercial development. Prior to joining the firm, Chelsy worked in the Texas Senate as a legislative aide in the office of Senator Jeff Wentworth. Chelsy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and began working at Winstead PC shortly after. There she obtained experience in administration and management as well as her interest in Texas politics before heading to the Texas Capitol.

 

Juliana Kerker

Juliana joined the firm in 2012 bringing her experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  In 2009, Juliana began working for a high profile member from Houston, ultimately serving as Legislative Director. In the Capitol, she honed her policy knowledge in diverse areas including Medicaid, higher education, and economic development. Born in Mexico, Juliana was raised in the Houston area. She graduated from Texas A&M in 2004 and then worked in the private sector until her return to school for a law degree and master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston. As a graduate student, Juliana was awarded various fellowships that gave her experience in the non-profit arena. She is licensed to practice law in Texas.

 

Carolyn Scott

Carolyn has over 28 years of experience in the Texas Legislature, having worked for members on both sides of the aisle since moving to Austin in 1990.  Prior to joining Mignon’s team, she served on the staff of now-retired House Speaker Joe Straus for his full term as Speaker.  She has also worked in the office of the Lieutenant Governor and for members of the Texas Senate.  Carolyn grew up in Dallas and graduated from SMU in 1989.