Meet the team

Therese Ryan
Director / Licensed Conveyancer

Therese is the founder and co-director of Cornerstone Conveyancing. Her legal industry experience spans almost 40 years, gained through a breadth of roles at major and boutique law firms across the Mid North Coast and in Sydney.

Therese’s deep, ahead-of-the-curve knowledge of modern conveyancing practice means she is seen by peers as a trusted source of market insights and has collaborative rapport with a vast network of industry specialists, stakeholders and her clients.

As well as having extensive experience in all aspects of domestic and commercial conveyancing, Therese also has valuable experience in the sensitive areas of property settlement pertaining to Family Law and Deceased Estate matters, including transfers of property under Family Law or Domestic Relationships court orders and Grants of Probate/Letters of Administration.

Therese holds an Associate Degree in Law (SCU), is a member of The Australian Institute of Conveyancers, is a Certified Practising Conveyancer, a Certified PEXA member and a Member of the PEXA Advisory Council.

Away from the office, Therese can be found swimming at Sawtell Beach, hiking the beautiful north coast hinterland, practising the art of yoga or pursuing her passion of paddle boarding. Therese is very mindful of her community and has been at the forefront of organising Cornerstone’s Annual Biggest Morning Tea, Celebrity Chef Cando Cancer Trust Degustation Dinner, Bush Fire relief, Flood relief and Christmas Appeals for the Children’s Ward at Coffs Harbour Children’s Hospital.

Lyn Rovere
Director / Licensed Conveyancer

Lyn has been a co-director at Cornerstone since 2016. Lyn has over 35 years’ legal experience strongly dedicated to all aspects of domestic and commercial conveyancing law during which time she has worked with some of the region’s leading lawyers.

Lyn’s career includes a vast breadth of sales, purchasing, development and leasing matters for some of the area’s major commercial, retail, hospitality and residential development properties managing extensive file portfolios.

Lyn’s passion for conveyancing, extensive knowledge and conscientious approach not only achieves the best possible outcomes for clients and stakeholders, but over her career has made her Lyn – and continues to make her – a valuable source of guidance and mentorship for her industry peers and colleagues.

A born and bred Coffs Harbour local, Lyn is known and respected for her calming nature and ability to communicate at all levels with peers, clients and stakeholders – and in particular her ability to demystify the more complex and intimidating aspects of the conveyancing process to clients.

In her down-time Lyn can be found enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Coffs Coast with her family; camped by a river; cooking up a storm for her family or curled up with a good book or movie.

Kelsey Woods
Conveyancing Paralegal

Kelsey is a born and bred Coffs local with a passion for people and a strong foundational background with over 10 years’ experience in law and conveyancing.

Kelsey now focuses solely on conveyancing, in which she experiences a sense of fulfilment using her legal knowledge and people skills to directly support clients through the sometimes daunting and emotional process of selling or purchasing a home.

Outside of work, Kelsey is a young mother who enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as contributing to the community through numerous charity and volunteer activities. 

Milly Tribe
Office Administrator

Milly joined our team in 2018 after making the move to Coffs Harbour from Melbourne. Milly has more than 30 years’ experience in high-level executive administration, finance and support roles. She has an eagle-eye for detail and a passion for professional and warm customer service.

Milly uses her considerable organisational and problem-solving skills to bolster the rest of the Cornerstone team’s account work, as well as to create efficiencies and ensure the smooth running of the office.

As well as a love for her work, Milly also contributes to the community through volunteering. She has run local athletics groups and worked in mentoring programs for sports and for literacy.

Kaz Mack
Conveyancing Paralegal

Kaz is a pillar of our team, providing legal and administrative support, with an unwavering dedication to providing a seamless experience for our clients.

Kaz brings a wealth of experience gained over 20 years in high-level executive and financial support roles here in Australia and overseas. Now in her 4th year as a Conveyancing Paralegal, Kaz’s welcoming and personable character cultivates a sense of warmth and assurance among our clients.

Away from the office, Kaz loves exploring the outdoors, making the most of being back on the Coffs Coast. A passionate animal lover, Kaz is frequently found taking relaxing walks with her cherished fur baby, Duke.

Kelly Howard
Conveyancing Paralegal

Kelly joined the team following a move from South West Victoria to the Coffs Coast. With over two decades of experience in Conveyancing, Kelly brings a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of the intricacies of the field. Her commitment to delivering exceptional service and her meticulous approach make her a valuable addition to our team.

Kelly’s impressive time management skills, combined with her friendly and engaging nature, contribute to consistently positive outcomes for our clients.

Outside of work, Kelly loves spending time with her family including her eight children, three dogs and two cats. An enthusiastic lover of the great outdoors, Kelly enjoys nothing better than a hike on one of the many gorgeous trails on the Coffs Coast or a bodysurf at the local beach.