As YCBA President, Ryan also serves as a board member of Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services. He is a past president of the Yakima Estate Planning Council.
Ryan is a transactional attorney with Larson Griffee & Pickett PLLC. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington and graduate degrees from Pepperdine University. He and his wife moved to Yakima in 2011, where they’ve enjoyed setting down roots. Ryan enjoys watching Formula 1 racing, attempting (poorly) to golf, and playing chess.
Ethan JonesVice President
Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel
Ethan Jones is the Lead Attorney for the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel. He manages a team of seven staff attorneys that provide civil legal services to the Yakama Nation, its departments, programs, and enterprises. Ethan’s practice focuses on litigation in federal, state, and tribal forums on matters related to the Treaty with the Yakamas of June 9, 1855.
Ethan is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He moved to the Yakima Valley with his wife Michelle in 2013. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys camping, barbecuing, and spending time with family and friends.
James M. BoyerSecretary
Abeyta Nelson Injury Law PC
James Boyer is an attorney with Abeyta Nelson where exclusively represents individuals injured by the fault of others including car crashes, dangerous premise injuries, and dog bites.
James received his undergraduate degree at University of Portland and law degree at St. Louis University. James moved to Yakima from the Midwest in 2013 and has not looked back. Aside from his practice, James enjoys fiddling, canoeing, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two dogs.
Makenna is an associate attorney at Pratt Boutillier Kirkevold & Farmer, PLLC. Her practice focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianships. Makenna is a proud "Double Dawg" receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Washington.
Makenna and her family moved to Yakima in 2021 and are enjoying being closer to extended family. When not at the office, Makenna can be found reading a good sci-fi novel, learning a new board game, or playing outside with her two young children.