Who We AreOur core values are Positivity, Trust, Relationships, Accountability, and Growth, and we apply those principles in every interaction and order.
At Corp1, we are not just another business in the world of service providers. We are an organization focused and compelled to exemplary service by the core values established by our founder, Kelly, and our committed management team. Throughout our offices and network of agents in the US, we hold true to the values of Trust, Positivity, Collaboration, and Empowerment. Together, they represent our beliefs and what we hold dear in our service delivery. We strive to stand out by adhering to these personal values.
What Makes Us Different?
We recognize that convenience and efficiency are of utmost importance to our clients, however, we refuse to compromise on the human aspect that binds our clients to our team and ultimately defines our brand. At Corp1, we’re proud to be distinct in the following ways:
Getting to Know Us
As a customer, we want you to get to know us as we build our professional relationship. Take a moment to compare this “Who We Are” page to those of other companies, and you’ll quickly see the difference. At Corp1, we are real, and we are here for you. Many competitors have websites without any means to connect with a real person, leaving you in the dark. We believe in transparency and openness. We actually welcome it.
Our People, Your Service
We trust that the strength of our company lies in its people, and at Corp1, we have assembled the best. Our team is not just dedicated to providing services; they are committed to providing a personal touch. Unlike our competitors, who hand you off to various departments throughout the ordering process or pass you off to interact with sales teams, we do things differently.
How We Work
The Corporate Specialist at the onset of your request is the same person who will take care of your order until it is complete. We identify and embrace the value of continuity and consistency and ensure that your needs are met by someone who knows your order inside out.
Corp1 is not just a company; we are a cohesive unit that cares about your experience. We invite you to experience the Corp1 difference and get to know us as we serve you. We sincerely thank you for allowing us to be your service provider of choice.
Kelly A. Manchester (f/k/a McKown)
Kelly has been in the legal profession for 30 years, the last 21 of which have been in the corporate services industry. She started her career as a litigation paralegal with various Denver and Kansas City law firms, specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability law. She served in the Air National Guard and US Air Force Reserves as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician on the C-130 aircraft and served overseas in Operation Desert Storm in 1990.
She has been very active in local and national affairs within the legal profession. She served on the Delaware Supreme Court’s Board on Professional Responsibility hearing attorney discipline matters and is currently on the Colorado Supreme Court’s Character and Fitness Committee reviewing bar applications. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) for three years. In July 1996, she was among the first paralegals to receive NFPA’s PACE Registered Paralegal (RP) designation.
Kelly served on the Board of Directors of the industry association National Public Records Research Association (NPRRA), for six years and served as President from 2010-2011. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce for four years and as Chairman of the Board in 2011.
She received an AAS degree in Legal Assistant from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado, and a BA in Journalism with a minor in Paralegal Studies from The Metropolitan State University of Denver. Kelly has boy-girl twins who were born in 2001. Her favorite activities are downhill snow skiing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and riding her motorcycle (BMW K1600 GT) with friends. Kelly has been on the Mountain Safety Patrol (a non-medical arm of ski patrol) with the Copper Mountain ski resort since 2011.
Kelly is based in our Colorado Office.
Meet our Team
Take a moment to view our offices and teams, and feel free to reach out and say hello!
Mazie recently retired from the Delaware Department of State, Division of Corporations. She missed the industry so much that she decided to come work for Corp1 part-time to keep “one foot in the door.” That PT didn’t last long … she quickly went full-time, and we’re lucky to have her!
Leslie J. Pope
Leslie has been in the corporate service industry for over 15 years! She is married and has two children. Leslie is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT with a local fire company. She is a recipient of the Green Cross from HURST, an award given to a crew for using the Jaws of Life tools to save and/or free an entrapped victim.
Cindy has been in the industry for over 30 years! She began her journey with CT Corporation 31 years ago for 11 years and fell in love with her work, then moved on to NRAI for 19 years, mainly because it was closer to home. She joined us at Corp1 in August 2020. She feels privileged and proud to work for Corp1, and we are lucky to have her on the team. Through the years, she has tried to learn as much as possible to assist clients with the highest quality of service. Cindy is married and loves to spend time with her grandchildren.
Andrew "Drew" Carver
Drew has been in and out of the CRA/Corporate industry since 2015, but he’s BACK! He loves serving the customers and staying connected to the incorporating industry. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Salisbury University and enjoys collecting classic Volkswagens.
Tamra (Tammy) Callaway
I recently retired from the State of Delaware after 30 years of service; 28 years of that time was with the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations. I was looking for another opportunity to stay in the industry and found Corp1. I didn’t know what to expect when I came into the office and re-united with the team. I started part-time and enjoyed the work and challenge so much that I expressed an interest in full-time employment within a month. I want to thank Kelly and Glenda for believing in me and letting me join the Delaware Team full-time.
I retired from the State of Delaware Division of Corporations after 28 years of service. I am married and currently raising two sons and a granddaughter. I enjoy working and keeping busy, so I was happy to have the opportunity to work for Corp1. I enjoy reading, taking vacations, and spending time with my family.
Heather Carson Stewart
Heather joined Corp1 in January 2019 and has made herself invaluable to our clients and team. She previously served as a Petty Officer Third Class / Boatswain’s mate Third Class in the United States Coast Guard for four years, but is now a force to be reckoned with in the office! Heather was promoted to Comptroller upon Glenda’s retirement. She has big shoes to fill, but she fits in them perfectly!
Emilie La Plante
Emilie joined the Corp1 Team in August of 2021 and has been in the industry for four years, previously working for Search Company International. She is a Corporate Specialist and Office Manager with expertise in legal research. Emilie has been a Colorado notary since 2019 and truly enjoys creating strong professional relationships with clients and vendors. Emilie has twin boys whom she spends most of her time with, and she enjoys hiking, camping, and attending events with her children.
Kylie joined Corp1 in February 2019 following her graduation from Indiana University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis. She works in the Colorado office and enjoys connecting with clients and industry contacts to form new companies or modify their current structure. Kylie became a commissioned officer in the US Navy Reserves in 2021.
Kayla joined Corp1 in February of 2024 with a multifaceted background in sales and customer experience. She loves listening and learning to connect others to services and products that would benefit their business and lives. From the small state of New Hampshire, Kayla has called Colorado home for over 14 years and is currently a volunteer member of the Miss Colorado Scholarship Foundation. She enjoys time at home with her dog, Bella, cooking for friends and hosting game nights as well as being active outdoors paddleboarding or enjoying a relaxing rooftop patio.
Javier Chavez Valles
Javier joined the Corp1 team in August of 2021, coming from reception experience. He enjoys providing extraordinary service to our clients as a Corporate Specialist while assisting our operations manager, Emilie La Plante, in the Colorado office. Javier is a Texas native who has lived in Colorado for over five years and loves the state. Javier enjoys live music shows, hiking, and traveling in his spare time.
Tanya is a Colorado native but lived in Wyoming for some time before coming back! She has been a Public Notary since 2020 and for 11 years was in the mortgage lending world. She has experience reviewing loan documents and completing mobile mortgage refinance and purchase closings. Tanya has two cuddly dogs and four boys and loves yoga, reading, and spending time with her family.
Samantha joined the Corp1 team in June of 2022 and currently serves as the Colorado Intake Specialist to receive service of process documents. Much of her work experience has been centered around customer service and the use of various intake systems. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at MSU Denver with hopes of becoming a software engineer. In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, arts and crafts, and working on cars with her father.
Sarah joined the Corp1 team in August of 2021, brand new to the industry. She has lived in Wyoming all her life and loves calling it home. In 2020, Sarah graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Psychology. She is passionate about serving others and is eager to begin her career path in this field. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her two cats, Cleo and Luci. In July of 2022, Sarah was promoted to Wyoming Operations Manager, and she is dedicated to providing the best service the “Cowboy State” has to offer.
Abby joined the Corp1 team in February of 2023 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is originally from Tennessee and loves watching UT Volunteer football. Though new to the field, Abby has developed her Wyoming expertise quickly!