We Are Passionate About Inspiring Others
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Ismael

Director

 

Ismael, has always enjoyed helping to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Seeing people succeed is truly his passion. His love for helping others was learned at an early age, as Ismael’s grandparents were both special education teachers and they played a significant role in his life.

Ismael has over twelve years of experience working in different support and management roles. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, swimming, biking, yoga, trying new food, reading, and volunteering. One of his life long goals is to complete a full triathlon. His role of being a husband and father is his favorite, along with spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. 

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Priya

Life Skills Trainer

 

Priya moved from the midwest to Portland to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University. She earned a Masters degree in Psychology from Pacific University and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Marquette University. 

She is passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives and helping them achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, painting, exploring new places, working out and watching movies and shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riley

Life Skills Trainer

Riley recently moved to Portland from Iowa to be closer to her family. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s in kinesiology, exercise science from Iowa State University and has a background in the fitness industry. 

 

Riley is passionate about inspiring progress and helping others reach their goals. She spends her free time weightlifting, hiking, trying new things, listening to and making music, and spending time outdoors. Outside of work, she also loves to travel and spend time with her boyfriend, dog, and cat. 

 

Jeri

Life Skills Trainer

Jeri has a love for helping people and animals. Her experience includes working as a lifeguard and a camp counselor. She is passionate about animal rights and standing up for people with diverse abilities. Jeri has a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College and a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Outside of work, Jeri loves caring for her two awesome rescue dogs, going to concerts, off roading, and camping.

 

 

 

Alaina

Life Skills Trainer 

 

Alaina is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and neuroscience from Arizona State University. She has experience working as both a direct support professional and behavior therapist and is passionate about helping people reach their goals. 

In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, painting, being around animals, and trying new activities! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greta

Life Skills Trainer 

Greta grew up in the midwest and recently fulfilled her dream of moving to the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Ball State University in Indiana with a focus on sociology and psychology of human development. She has 5 years experience in applied behavior analysis and special education. Her strengths include connecting with people and helping them reach their goals. She is a fan of thrifting, painting, and quality time with loved ones and her precious cat named Lux.  

 

 

 

Nicole

Life Skills Trainer

Nicole grew up in Southern California and received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Marriage and Family Studies/Psychology. She fell in love with the Pacific Northwest when she visited Seattle recently and she is a new Oregon resident! She is currently in an online master’s program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has a passion for helping others become their most authentic and truest selves. She loves music, soccer, painting, going for walks outside, and visiting local farmer’s markets and coffee shops.
 

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