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Support Team

Diane Charboneau, Paralegal

As a paralegal with The Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd, Diane assists clients throughout the trademark and copyright registration process to ensure their projects run smoothly and stay on track.  Helping entrepreneurs build their brands, protect their intellectual property, and achieve their goals is very rewarding to her.

Diane began her career as a paralegal in 2009.  She is a CORE Registered Paralegal through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and a member of the Paralegal Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. Prior to joining the AWB Firm, Diane was a Trusts and Estates Paralegal and assisted clients with estate planning and estate administration matters.

Diane graduated cum laude from East Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in International Business.  As an ECU Cheerleader, she enjoyed cheering for the Pirates, interacting with fans, and volunteering in the Greenville community.

Diane and her husband have two young boys.  In her spare time, she loves cooking and trying new recipes.  She also enjoys drinking coffee, traveling, and playing at the beach with her family.

Brooke Behar, Business Manager

Brooke loves the new challenges she is presented every day while working with the AWB Firm. Her passion is supporting our clients and her teammates in doing what they do best by doing what she does best – caring for clients and perfecting processes to keep our firm running smoothly!

Whether serving as an Executive Assistant to two Vice Presidents at Young Life Service Center; providing for administrative, technological, and event planning needs at a mission office in Budapest, Hungary; leading a local MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group; or her most challenging role as COO of her household with a husband and three children, Brooke’s administrative skills have been widely used and stretched over the years.

Brooke graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, in 1998. Upon graduation, she began graduate studies in Music at Butler University and ended up putting those plans on hold as her family moved around the country and across the world before landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2006. Brooke is active in the music ministry at her church and enjoys the creative outlets of singing, cooking, baking, art, sewing, upholstery, knitting, traveling, and developing her handy(wo)man skills. No one – including Brooke – knows what she’ll decide to pick up next!

Sarah Cate Patten, Potential Client Concierge + Marketing Assistant

Sarah Cate has experience starting and marketing multiple types of businesses, and loves all things entrepreneur. So, it’s no wonder she enjoys working with potential clients and marketing initiatives at the AWB Firm.

Sarah Cate graduated from Baylor School in Chattanooga in 2005, completing her junior year in Viterbo, Italy, where she became fluent in Italian and met her now-husband. After years of transcontinental moves, she ultimately decided to settle back in her hometown.

After returning to Chattanooga, Sarah Cate worked for several years in administrative support for a large, local law firm while pursuing numerous entrepreneurial ventures on the side. Her unique blend of legal experience + passion for entrepreneurism make her the perfect fit for her role at the AWB Firm.

Sarah Cate and her Sicilian husband live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their baby Enzo, and lead small group trips to Sicily a few times a year.