Emily Behnken, M.A., CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
Emily is a Speech-Language Pathologist originally from metro Detroit, Michigan.  She received both her Bachelor’s and  Master’s degrees from Central Michigan University and worked for a year in the school setting in Detroit before setting off to explore the country as a travelling SLP.  Her first stop was Washington State where she quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest.  Before joining the Northwest Center team in July 2017 Emily worked in elementary schools and developmental preschools.  While working in the developmental preschool Emily developed a passion for individualized and functional communication intervention focusing on providing intervention in a natural environment.  She is passionate about collaborative intervention, looking at the whole child while empowering families to support speech and language development at home.

In her free time Emily loves travelling, exploring local farmer’s markets, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Julia Bentley, M.A. – Family Resources Coordinator
Julia graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University and worked as a preschool teacher for several years. She received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch New England Graduate School and established a private practice in Portland, Maine. After relocating to Seattle, Julia worked as a family therapist with clients receiving services through the Department of Social and Health Services and later as a Case Manager with Childhaven. Julia joined the staff of Northwest Center in 2002, first working for adult services and then moving to the children’s program in 2005. Julia completed the Promoting First Relationships (PFR) Train the Trainer program in 2011. The PFR program was developed at the University of Washington and is designed to help parents and other caregivers of young children best support social emotional development. In 2013, Julia completed training as a Circle of Security™ Registered Parent Educator.

Melinda Bourgette, B.A. – Family Resources Coordinator
Melinda graduated from Western Washington University earning a B.A. in Spanish, Social Services and a minor in Psychology. As a part of her studies at Western Washington University she participated in Early Childhood Education and Child Development Classes. After graduating from WWU, she followed her passion and decided to take a chance with an up-and-coming law firm, Barraza Law. At Barraza Law, Melinda was given the opportunity to use her bi-lingual skills to assist clients in all aspects of the law firm’s practice. Melinda worked directly with clients to translate legal documentation, attend appointments, facilitate communication, and guide them through various application processes. Her positive experience with the law firm has further deepened her passion to provide and empower families with the knowledge of their rights and the resources available. Melinda jumped at the chance to work with NW Center and she now has the opportunity to work directly with families to advocate for early intervention services.

Maureen Brady, BS, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist
Maureen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1998.  Her first OT position was to complete her vision of opening a clinic that focused on sensory processing interventions and for many years she worked at this clinic with individuals of all ages who had been diagnosed with autism.  After moving to Seattle in 2006 Maureen worked with children of various abilities in their homes, in a clinic setting and in a Birth to Three and Head Start program.  She has attended numerous conferences regarding sensory processing, therapeutic listening and trauma and its impact on emotional development.   Maureen has completed the requirements to be certified in Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) thru the Brazelton Institute and completed Promoting First Relationships (PFR) training.  She continues to be passionate about supporting parents and incorporating sensory processing interventions in her work with children.  She was excited to learn about NW Center’s history, vision and commitment to inclusion and was thrilled to join their Early Intervention team in 2017.  In her free time, Maureen enjoys working on her family’s genealogy, tai chi, and traveling.

Jonelle Burris B.A., – Family Resources Coordinator, CHERISH
Jonelle graduated from the Western Washington University in 2007 with a General Studies degree with a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. As part of her studies at WWU, she took classes in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Audiology. Throughout college, she worked in a variety of childcare settings (home-based and center-based), here in Seattle and in Bellingham. In 2007, she came to Northwest Center Kids as a toddler teacher, and loved every minute getting to know all the wonderful families.

In May 2010, Jonelle joined the Early Intervention Team as a Family Resource Coordinator, to continue her passion for helping and connecting with families.

Sara Circelli, M.A. –  Family Resources Coordinator 
Sara Circelli has a BA from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and a MA from the University of Southern California in Film Studies.  She previously worked in the film and television industry in Los Angeles.  After moving to Seattle, she worked at non-profits coordinating programs in arts and education.  Sara is the mother of two young children who both received early intervention services from Northwest Center.  The experience of having her children work with the professionals at Northwest Center was incredibly impactful – her oldest went from having a language delay to being a chatterbox and her youngest went from having a gross motor delay to becoming an enthusiastic runner and climber. Since she had such a positive experience as a parent, she decided she wanted to join the NW Center team and support other families seeking early intervention for their children.    Outside of work, Sara loves to spend time with her family.  She enjoys crafting, watching movies, listening to podcasts, reading, taking pictures and exploring the outdoors.

Shannon Clark, B.S. – Special Educator
Shannon has been with the Northwest Center Early Intervention program since the summer of 2008. She enjoys interacting with the families, teachers and children at Northwest Center Kids. Previously, she has worked as a public school special education teacher, consultant for children with autism, and as a provider in another early intervention program. She believes in empowering families to be the best advocates and teachers for their children. Shannon received her special education degree from Indiana University, and is licensed to teach in Washington State. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys tennis, figure skating, reading, genealogy and someday traveling the world.

Emily DeCarlo, M.S., CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
Emily graduated from Truckee High School in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language & Culture from California State University, Chico in May 2005. While in college she studied abroad at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She speaks Spanish fluently and taught English as a second language to children and adults in Spain for a few years. Emily completed post-baccalaureate studies in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Western Washington University. She earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Portland State University (PSU) in May, 2013. The PSU program is unique in that it offers a concentration in bilingual language development. During the summer of 2012, Emily volunteered at a neurodevelopmental center in Quito, Ecuador as part of her practicum experience. Emily has worked at elementary and middle schools in Lakewood and Seattle, serving a diverse population of students. Emily is passionate about providing equal educational experiences for bilingual children and their families.

Emily is thrilled to join the Northwest Center Early Intervention team, as of April 2016. She’s passionate about life-long learning and collaborating with community resources to provide culturally competent Birth-3 Services. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, traveling, snowboarding, reading, writing, dancing, and laughing with friends and family.

Kim Ellison, PT, DPT – Early Intervention Physical Therapist
Kim began her physical therapy career as a child, observing days in her mother’s outpatient pediatric clinic.  Volunteering at the clinic and working for a hippotherapy program throughout her adolescence instilled in her a passion for physical therapy.  Eager to make the most of her undergraduate opportunities, she attended the University of Miami to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.  She attended a study abroad program to L’Aquila, Italy, assisted her International Economic Development professor on his grant trip to Ica, Peru, and participated in the International Scholar Laureate’s Delegation on Diplomacy to South Africa.  In 2007, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami and began to pursue her physical therapy career.  Later, she graduated as class president from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She has worked with all ages of patients though her passion and specialty is working with children and families in early intervention. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.

Haben Foto, B.A. –  Family Resource Coordinator
Haben graduated with a bachelor degree in Education from the University of Asmara, Eritrea and worked as a high school teacher and later head of the English department at Adi-Ke Secondary School.  Haben came to the United States in 2010 and joined the American Red Cross in Seattle as a volunteer in the Preparedness Health and Safety Services (PHSS) and as an interpreter with the International Services. As a Language Bank volunteer, Haben was able to work with East-African communities in need of social services and community engagement. Later, she joined the Health Services department as a full-time employee but continued to volunteer with International Services.  She is passionate about social justice, community engagement, human rights and most importantly mother and child welfare. Haben is very excited to join Northwest Center’s Early Intervention Team as a Family Resources Coordinator, which aligns with her passion to make an immediate impact in the lives of children and their families.

Sara Michelle Gabbert – Intake Coordinator
Sara earned her Master’s degree in the Social Sciences with a focus in Anthropology from California State University, San Bernardino in 2014, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While in graduate school, Sara worked as a teaching assistant, lecturer, and completed archaeological field school. Her personal research involves indigeneity and identity politics, the formation of social movements, and issues of environmentalism. As a field-trained archaeologist, Sara has worked extensively through Montana and California, most recently restoring sections of Manzanar National Historic Site in conjunction with the National Park Service.
Sara is excited to join Northwest Center’s Early Intervention team as of August 2017. She considers herself to be a life-long student and is passionate about education. In her free time, Sara enjoys hiking with her dogs, cooking, writing, and traveling.

Katie Gardner, M.S., CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
Katie recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after studying and living in England. She has a Master’s degree from City University in London, England and a B.A. in Fine Art from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Katie worked in early intervention, elementary schools, and high schools during her time as and SLP in London and joined the team at Northwest Center in November 2015. Her love for speech therapy began after she worked at a school for children with Autism and developed a strong passion for creating individual therapy plans, with functional goals to improve the overall quality of life for children and their families. Katie enjoys furthering her education in a range of areas, and has specific training in using Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® approaches to therapy, stuttering intervention for children and adolescents, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), TEACHH, and providing teacher trainings.

Katie enjoys exploring her new home in Seattle by hiking and going to cafes with her husband, a transplant from England, and their dog. She loves traveling the world, going to the cinema, and spending time with friends.

Amanda Harper-Phillips – OTR/L – Occupational Therapist & CHERISH Therapist
Amanda earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Whitman College in 2003. She then earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington in 2010. Amanda enjoyed her second internship with Northwest Center Early Intervention so much; she jumped at the opportunity to fill an open position and joined the team in early 2011. Amanda believes in the importance of family-centered care and working with children and their families in their homes and communities.  In 2013, Amanda was excited to help implement the CHERISH program at Northwest Center for foster children and caregivers. She is also a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator.

Amanda grew up in Seattle and in her free time she enjoys reading, playing board games, going to the beach, and playing Ultimate Frisbee with her husband.

Tracy L. Kaplan, M.S., CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
Tracy is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Science degree in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University. She has been practicing for over 12 years, working within a variety of environments (community/home health, schools, hospitals, clinics) and with people of all ages. She specializes in pediatric communication and feeding disorders, and her passion lies within supporting children birth to three years of age and their families within the child welfare system.

Most recently, Tracy worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona, and she was a public health and administration LEND Fellow. Among her other involvements, Tracy is a Certified Lactation Counselor, she is in the process of completing a Master of Public Health from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, and she is a Fellow in the UC Davis Parent Child Infant Mental Health Fellowship Program. Additionally, she is a WA-AIMH member working toward her Infant Family Specialist Endorsement.

Kayla Buswell Khan, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech-Language Pathologist
Kayla received a BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington DC.  Kayla’s training and experience has focused on serving children with hearing loss from birth – 5. She has presented papers on the topic of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Early Intervention at the American Speech and Hearing Association annual conference and the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention annual conference. She is conversationally fluent in American Sign Language. Her training also includes PROMPT and Cued Speech.  Kayla recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest from Washington, DC bringing with her two transplants, her husband and her daughter!

Laura Kneedler – M. Ed. – Vice President, Education & Therapy Services
Laura joined Northwest Center in 2013 as the Director of one of our Early Learning programs and was promoted to her role as Vice President of Education & Therapy services in 2016. With over 14 years of experience, Laura has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, therapeutic child care centers, and as an early childhood classroom teacher for over 10 years. Laura holds a B.S in Education/Health & Human Development from Montana State University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Concordia University, as well as a certification in infant/toddler development. She is passionate about Northwest Center’s mission and providing support and advocacy to the children and families enrolled in our programs.

Alison Lombardi, M.S., CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
Alison received a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1999. After moving to Seattle in 2000, she worked with young children in a variety of settings including the Lake Washington School District, a private practice, and Childhaven. Alison joined the Northwest Center Early Intervention Team in June of 2010 and believes strongly in the mission and philosophy of care where families and therapists work together to help children grow and learn. She is excited to continue working closely with children in their natural environments with the collaboration of a wonderful therapeutic team.

Her continuing education includes PROMPT Level 1, and a special interest in infant mental health including trainings from Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics at the Child Trauma Academy, an introduction to Promoting First Relationships ® and cultural competency.

Alison enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, cooking, and traveling.

Susannah Major, M.S., CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
Susannah is a speech and language pathologist originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and moved across the country to attend graduate school at Washington State University. Since graduation, Susannah has worked closely with children and families in their natural environment to support communication development. She approaches each family with an overwhelming sense of curiosity, and compassion in combination with clinical knowledge to empower caregivers to be their child’s favorite and first teacher. Susannah strongly believes in the power of positive parent-child interactions as the foundation for communication and language. At its core, her therapy sessions are play based and derived from a child’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity.

Susannah has additional training in the effects of trauma on social emotional development, sensory processing disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, and Promoting First Relationships. In her free time, you can find Susannah trying new restaurants, hiking, skiing, reading, and finding new places to travel locally and internationally.

Tim Marshall – Office Manager
Tim grew up in Burien, Washington, making the far jump to the Seattle area shortly after graduating high school in 2008.  From there, he attended a variety of technical and community colleges while working an extensive legacy as a barista and retail makeup artist.  In 2017, he graduated with honors from the University of Washington in the field of Law, Societies, and Justice.  At UW, he gained a passion for a variety of social justice concerns, particularly the quality of life for foster and homeless youth as well as those involved in the criminal justice system, employing these interests to engage in internships at Columbia Legal Services and Mockingbird Society.  With his passions for social change under his belt, he hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Public Policy and Administration.

At Northwest Center, Tim looks forward to learning about the networks of community services and specialized practices used for children with developmental disabilities, as this is a project he was previously unfamiliar. He looks forward to working with his team’s Family Resource Counselors and assisting the office in serving families in the most efficient, yet holistic, ways possible.

Natalie Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
A native Midwesterner, Natalie recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and is delighted to be on the Early Intervention team at Northwest Center. After completion of her undergrad at Bowling Green State University, she moved and obtained her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology at West Virginia University, focusing on medical speech pathology. Natalie then completed her fellowship year at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – of UPMC and eagerly remained with the hospital’s dedicated pediatric teams at CHP. She has over 5 years of experience in the pediatric acute care setting, working extensively within intensive care units, step-down units, radiology completing videofluoroscopic swallowing studies, and specialty clinics including multidisciplinary teams like the Cerebral Palsy Clinic and the Aerodigestive Clinic. She specializes and has a deep passion in working with medically fragile infants, children and their families, particularly with the assessment and treatment of dysphagia and feeding difficulties. Natalie also focuses on communication and cognitive development and delays in children aged birth to 3 years. She has additional training in AAC, stuttering, voice/ resonance, congenital and acquired brain injury, © Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk, and the © SOS Approach to Feeding. Natalie has had the opportunity to be active in international service-learning trips with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, providing speech, language and feeding support in rehabilitation and early intervention.

One area of interest in Natalie’s career includes post – discharge needs, both therapeutically and social-emotionally, with regards to children and their families who experienced any amount of time in the hospital and ICU setting. Natalie feels strongly about teamwork and values a family focused model, working together towards functional goals in a very supportive, natural environment.

Heidi Mills, DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Heidi earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Psychology and Biology in 2005 from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 from Chapman University in Orange, California. Heidi has worked in out-patient orthopedics, skilled nursing, and schools.  She has always had a passion for working with children which is what inspired her to go into physical therapy.  Heidi has partnered with families for several years working in early intervention.  Her training includes massage and myofascial release for infants, therapeutic taping for children, yoga for children with special needs, Reiki, aquatics, and Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator.

In her free time Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids being active outdoors, going to the beach, and traveling.

Jennifer Nash, PhD, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist
Jennifer received a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2004, a Graduate Certificate in Infant Mental Health in 2011, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2014 from the University of Washington (UW). She has worked in a variety of settings as an occupational therapist including: adult acute care, school therapy, and outpatient pediatrics. In addition to being a part of Northwest Center’s Early Intervention Team, she is currently working at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center and the UW’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network. She regularly lectures on pediatric topics such as sensory-based feeding challenges, family-centered care, and infant mental health at local and national conferences. Jennifer thoroughly enjoys working with children with special health care needs and their families! In her free time, Jennifer enjoys shopping at thrift stores, reading, eating delicious food, and playing video games/board games with her husband.

Molly Nolan, MS OTR/L – Occupational Therapist
Molly graduated with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2007.  In early 2008, she relocated to the great Pacific Northwest.  She spent her first eight years of practice in an outpatient pediatric clinic working part time with families in early intervention, and part time in the clinic with children 3-18 years old. With a passion for working in early intervention, she excitedly joined the team at Northwest Center Kids in early 2016.

Throughout her years as an occupational therapist, Molly has participated in a variety of continuing education on topics such as feeding fragile infants, feeding with toddlers and children with tube feedings, typical motor development and movement in children, beginning Infant Mental Health, and how to support children with sensory processing difficulties.

In her free time, Molly enjoys soaking up the sunny days by biking, hiking, skiing, and going to the local farmer’s markets.

Lottie Olver, PGDip. CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist & Early Intervention Director
Lottie moved from England to work at Northwest Center in February 2005. After graduating in 2002, she worked in London, UK with children and adults with developmental delays, and their families. Some things she loves about Northwest Center Kids is working closely with families to support their child’s development and working within a skilled, collaborative team. She divides her time between having a caseload and co-directing the early intervention department.

Her training includes extensive feeding training, Beckman oral motor, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Hanen It Takes Two to Talk; More Than Words and Learning Language and Loving It caregiver training, PROMPT, TEACCH and sensory integration.

Outside work, Lottie is doing an extensive house remodel and loves to hike, ski and cook with her husband and two children.

Tina Paik – Family Resources Coordinator, CHERISH
Tina attended the University of Washington while in pursuit of her B.S. in Chemistry. Her education background had mostly been science and technology driven, so working in human and educational services wasn’t really in the big picture for Tina. However, during her time at Northwest Center, she fell in love with the organization and its mission, as well as the families and the amazing stories they shared. Tina decided to take the chance and abandon her previous education and express interest in the Early Intervention program. Although she had no formal training in Early Childhood, Tina has had experience with the birth-to-8 population through Church youth programs, various volunteer opportunities at Seattle Children’s Hospital, community centers, and programs through Seattle Public Schools; such as Team Read and teaching assisting. Because of her love of the program, Tina is now in the process of returning to school to receive her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Family Studies at the University of Washington! As a Family Resources Coordinator, she loves working closely with her families and being available as a positive outlet for them.

Lara Sokoloff, MS, RD – Registered Dietitian
Lara graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and worked as a registered dietitian for several years in local hospitals. She received her Master’s in Dietetics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. After relocating to Seattle, Lara worked as a nutritionist with patients of Neighborcare Health in Seattle. Lara joined the staff of Northwest Center in 2015. In 2016, Lara completed a fellowship through the University of Washington in the LEND program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities). The LEND program is a graduate level interdisciplinary training program. It is designed to provide high level interdisciplinary clinical care for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Cynthia Svensson, B.A., PT – Physical TherapistCynthia Svensson is a Physical Therapist and OT/PT Manager at Northwest Center Early Intervention. Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Humanities from Seattle University in 1997. She worked in human resources before moving to Sweden, where she studied at Karolinska Institute, earning a Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005. After graduating, she worked in a hospital in-patient rehab in Stockholm for 2 years, before moving back to Seattle in 2007. Since returning to Seattle, she has worked primarily in out-patient orthopedics with socio-economically diverse and underserved populations. Throughout her years as a physical therapist, Cynthia has participated in a variety of post-graduate training and continuing education on a variety of topics, including advanced manual therapy, movement and neuromotor function, craniosacral therapy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, infant/toddler feeding therapy and UW’s Infant Assessment Training Program.

Stefanie Wolf, M.Ed. – Special Educator and Family Resources CoordinatorStefanie earned a B.S.Ed. in Special Education in 2005, and a Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Intervention in 2006, both from Ohio State University.  Her work experience prior to coming to Northwest Center includes teaching toddlers and preschoolers with and without special needs in the classroom, and doing play and behavioral therapy in the home with children with autism.  She joined Northwest Center in 2012, first as Director of the Early Learning Programs at Queen Anne and Greenwood, and now as a special educator and family resources coordinator in the early intervention department.  She holds teaching licenses in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. In her free time, she loves to hike, kayak, camp, knit, and travel!

Iwona Zubrzycka, CC/BA – Contract Compliance and Business Analyst
Iwona recently moved to Seattle after working and studying on the East Coast. She obtained her B.S. in Psychology at State University of New York, where she also served as a Teaching Fellow for Statistics. Iwona has a broad experience in the medical field that ranges from direct work with patients- as a Behavioral Health Specialist at NYPH, to medical practice management and consulting service provider for professionals in the industry. She has joined the Northwest Center Early Intervention Team because she sees an incredible value in the philosophy of care where families and therapists work together (in children’s natural environment) to help children flourish. Iwona is excited to work closely with a wonderful therapeutic team and facilitate their growth by providing them with meaningful data reflecting their accomplishments and progress within the community.

Iwona strongly believes in professional and personal development through lifelong learning, therefore, she enjoys every single opportunity to learn new skills and explore new things.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Staff

Jodi Reimer, B.A., – Family Resources Coordinator
Jodi has a BA degree from Seattle Pacific University. Her life took a turn in 1991 when her son was born with disabilities and many medical issues and since then she has been working with both families and adults with special needs. She has a heart for supporting families and helping them envision a positive future for their child. Jodi and her husband are recent “empty-nesters” and when not working, enjoy time in their backyard sanctuary, traveling, photography and camping on the beach.

KC Sheehan, B.A.  –  DHH Family Resources Coordinator
KC moved to Seattle from California in 1990 and has no regrets. He earned an English degree from the University of Southern California, but married a UW grad when he moved north and has slowly morphed into a Husky supporter.  Prior to being hired as an FRC, he worked at Northwest Center as a Job Coach for adults with disabilities. He has also served as a King County CASA, advocating for abused and neglected children.

KC and his wife raised two wonderful daughters who are out in the world, which means they now have some extra time for gardening and fostering dogs and cats from Motley Zoo Animal Rescue.