Cindy Van Loo
Cindy is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Tillamook. She is married with two grown children and an energetic Australian Labradoodle, Sugar.
Her educational background and professional experience consists of working for various Portland law firms since 1975 as a legal assistant and paralegal with a focus on cases involving probates, conservatorships, guardianships and trusts. She is a National Certified Guardian and a member of the Guardianship Conservatorship of Oregon. Cindy has advocated for many years for individuals with learning difficulties, incarcerated individuals and their families, criminal justice reform and elderly and disabled individuals. She has served as a CASA (“Court Appointed Special Advocate”), delivered Meals on Wheels, chaired an Oregon non-profit agency, cooked meals for Transition Projects, served in leadership roles in her church and volunteered her services in a wide range of programs in the community.
Cindy’s dream of starting her own fiduciary business began in 2009 after her father’s death. She served as her father’s conservator in the year prior to his death, and during that time, discovered how vulnerable and easily the elderly population can fall victim to elder financial abuse. As a result, she promised to commit the rest of her life to honor her father’s memory by working with those elderly and disabled people in our society who need protection. Van Loo Fiduciary Services, LLC was established in 2012 and clients started to fill the caseload quickly from referrals from attorneys, judges, social services agencies, care facilities, hospital staff and family members. Cindy feels her role as a professional fiduciary is a profession she has spent her whole life preparing for.
When she finds spare time, Cindy enjoys traveling, gardening, baking, reading, writing, getaways to her beach house and spending time with her family.
Jeni, also a native Oregonian, was born and raised in Portland. Though she left briefly to obtain her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Willamette University, she always knew she would come back and reside in Portland to raise her family.
Prior to joining Van Loo Fiduciary Services in 2015, Jeni was an educator specializing in teaching 7th & 8th grade language arts and social studies. While Jeni loved that job, it became difficult to balance the demands of teaching with the needs of raising young children. It was around this time that Van Loo Fiduciary Services had grown its client base and Cindy needed to bring on another member. Jeni’s love of working with and helping people has always been the driving force for any job she has performed and joining Van Loo Fiduciary fulfilled that need, despite it serving a much higher age demographic than she was previously used to. Though as time went on, it became clear that there were many parallels between teaching and managing the fiduciary caseload.
In 2019, Jeni became a National Certified Guardian. She is also a member of the Guardianship Conservatorship Association of Oregon and National Guardianship Association. The former teacher inside of her loves informing others about the role of a professional fiduciary due to the importance of the work and lack of people in the business. She likes the fact that every day presents itself with new challenges and tasks that need to be solved which keep her and Cindy on their toes. They consider themselves “professional problem solvers.”
When Jeni is not working, she enjoys raising her two boys with her husband. Their favorite things to do as a family are to play golf, travel, and participate in anything soccer related. Many weekends are spent cheering for her boys and coach husband from the soccer sideline. She can also be found running with friends, wine tasting, reading a good book, giving her mini aussidoodle belly rubs, or exploring new places.