Meet the staff for James D. Gillespie and Regina R. Gillespie Dobson, Elkin, Sparta, NC and Surrounding Areas


Leslie Bojarski

Firm Bookkeeper/Real Estate Legal Assistant

Leslie Hardin Bojarski has worked in the Elkin office of Neaves & Gillespie, P.A. since 2008 and is both a legal assistant and personal assistant to James D. Gillespie. She was born and raised in Boone, North Carolina, and now lives and Ennice with her husband Vic. They have seven children and nine grandchildren.

Mickey Wright

Legal Assistant

Mickey Wright works in the Elkin office of Neaves & Gillespie, P.A. and is a legal assistant to James D. Gillespie. She was born and lived in New Jersey until moving to Florida 25 years ago. She comes to us with over 20 years of legal experience from the Gary Law Firm in Stuart, Florida. Mickey and her husband, Lee, live in Jonesville, North Carolina.

Linda Mecum

Legal Assistant

Linda Holyfield Mecum grew up on a farm near Dobson and graduated from Surry Central High School. After graduating from UNC-G, she was Office Manager at The Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem for 33 years. Linda retired from Wake Forest University, Women's and Gender Studies Department, in December 2012. After a brief stint at retirement, she came to work for Neaves and Gillespie. Linda is married and has two grown children and one granddaughter.

Tracie Horton

Legal Assistant

Tracie Edmonds Horton was raised in Westfield, North Carolina and graduated from East Surry High School. After attending Technical College of the Low Country, she enjoyed a 12 year career as an Emergency Medical Technician. Upon returning to Surry County, she and her Father ran a landscaping company, which continues to be run by her son, Landon. Tracie and her husband, Tim, have enjoyed a friendship with Regina for many years and she agreed last year to step in to assist at the Dobson office on a part-time basis. Tracie has stated she enjoys the close-knit family environment of Neaves & Gillespie. Tracie has two grown sons and one granddaughter who continues to be the light of Nana and Papa's eyes.