Dr Amy has served in the field of education since 1994. Her passion for understanding and helping individuals become their best selves is inspired by her own personal overcoming of trauma, addiction and mental illness. She has considered Central Oregon home since 1988 where she currently works as a systems-level consultant with Cultures of Care, teaches for USC in Rossier’s School Counseling program and regularly presents at local, state and national conferences on a variety of psychoeducational and trauma-invested topics.
Amber believes this work is part of her calling and responsibility both as a social worker and an educational leader. She is passionate about fostering equity and eliminating barriers so that all students can show up to the classroom ready and able to learn in a safe and supportive environment.
Erin’s passion for learning and education began early in life and by third grade, she knew she was going to be a teacher, and 18 years ago she began her career as a Special education teacher. Erin has served in many roles in her career including a resource room teacher, behavior classroom teacher, general educator and homebound instructor before transitioning into a district-level behavioral interventionist role.
Sierra’s compass in life so far has been finding a profession in which “…[her] deep gladness and the world’s hunger meet”. Her passion to serve and advocate for the historically underserved was sparked in seeing her parents’ mentoring underserved adolescents in which they provide stable relationships, advocacy, and compassion.