As Office Manager of Elder Law Services of California, Marika coordinates and monitors all activities within the law firm. Marika is responsible for assigning goals and ensuring tasks are completed on time and in accordance with quality guidelines. Some of Marika's tasks include overseeing the firm's day-to-day operations, maintaining the office’s budget, interacting with vendors, and addressing human resource issues. In short, Marika is an integral part of the operations at Elder Law Services and has her hands in just about everything we do.
Marika was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the South Bay as a young child. She continued her Japanese language education at Gardena Buddhist Church Japanese Language School. She graduated from North High School in Torrance, CA and attended Californa State University, Los Angeles in East Los Angeles. Marika cites her time working at Elder Law Services for her interest in business and passion for human resources and client satisfaction.
During the summers, Marika returns to Japan to visit her grandparents and extended family who live in Saitama Prefecture. At the moment Marika is focused on giving back to her community by getting involved in various community service groups. If you decide to retain our services, Marika will be one of the people who make you feel like family.
Learn More About Marika Katie Kobayashi Snyder
What was your first job? A server at a restaurant
What was the last book you read? Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Do you prefer cats or dogs? Both! I like black cats and beagles.
What is your favorite food? Pasta
Favorite sports teams? LA Kings
Special talent? I can type over 100 wpm
Do you have any hobbies? Cooking, graphic design, rollerblading, going to Disneyland, and karaoke.
What was the last movie you watched? The Isle of Dogs
Coffee or tea? Green tea
Favorite fruit or veggie? Fruit: Raspberry; Veggie: Potato
Cake or pie? Cake
What’s the one meal you can cook to perfection? Mashed potatoes
Favorite super hero or historical figure? Kurt Vonnegut
What are you watching on Netflix? Psych, The Office, Gilmore Girls, Parks & Rec, Scrubs
Something people might not know about you? I drive a stick shift.
Who is the most influential person in your life? My family, they give me the purpose I need to succeed.
What are you most proud of? My fiancé