Some leaving, others just starting at Humboldt County DA's Office
With at least three employees retiring or leaving the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said he wishes them all the best.
Linda Modell, who worked as the office manager in the DA’s Office, now works in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.
“(Linda is a) great person, great employee, great partner in managing the office and (was great in) leading it through the financial challenges we faced,” Gallegos said. “Few can really appreciate how difficult that was and how artfully she steered us through it.”
Chris Andrews, an investigator with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force, is also leaving.
“(I am) happy for the opportunity that has presented itself to him; he deserves it,” Gallegos said. “He is a very intelligent person and will go far. Unfortunately for us, his skills have risen to that level that we simply could never pay him what he can get in the private market. I am happy that I had the opportunity to have gone against him and to work with him. I learned from both experiences.”
In addition to the two leaving for other jobs, Kathy Philp, a longtime investigator with the office and wife of Humboldt County Sheriff Gary Philp, recently retired.
“(She is a) great person (and) great employee,” he said. “(I am) happy for her and her decision to retire at this point in her life. (I am also) grateful for her service to Humboldt County.”
While some are leaving, others are just starting. Gallegos said he is looking forward to working with them.
“I am very, very proud of the new additions to our office and am excited that we are moving forward with the plans we have for better serving Humboldt County,” he said.
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