Meet Our Core Team
Owner & Administrator
Human Resources Director
Senior Program Director
Personal Statement: The most successful people learn something new each day. Knowledge is endless, and personal growth is continuous. Always seek more.
Michele began working at New Challenges in 2013 as Behavior Analyst. In her role Michele works one-on-one with individuals providing supports during times of transition, crisis, on-going supports for individuals with increased needs, and provides crisis consultation throughout the organization as well. Michele also works closely with the staff working with the individuals she serves to provide training and support, so that individuals can live their best life. Michele believes in a holistic approach to the services she provides, believing that mind, body connection is integral to hope and healing. You may even see her out running with some of her clients or at the local gym working out with them from time to time. Michele holds her Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Education, and is completing her Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I have worked in the human services field for eight years. I worked my way up in the field from an overnight staff person to a Program Director. I enjoy working one on one while doing direct care and being a supervisor. I also believe in challenging myself and continuing to learn things. I want to help as many people as I can. Hobbies outside of work include hiking, exploring the Pacific North West, and listening to music.
Tammy started working for New Challenges Inc in March of 2019. Prior to working with New Challenges she held multiple positions such as Program Supervisor, Designated Coordinated and PCA. Tammy has worked in the mental health field since 2006. She first became interested in mental health as a young teenager. She had her first exposure to the mental health field as a young child with parents that have fostered over 300 children over the last 30 years. She is very passionate when it comes to helping others and loves to advocate. Hobbies outside of work include dance, outdoors, and spending time with her family.