Born and raised in a small community in Montana, Margaret is from a family of 13 children and large extended family! She completed a Bachelors degree in social work and a Masters degree in Special Education. She has worked in social services most of her career with the exception of eight years in for-profit private industry. Her experience includes 7 years directing a state-wide program in Texas and 5 years directing rehabilitation services for Goodwill Industries. She has completed several projects requiring major organizational change so Full Access was a perfect opportunity for her! She was the first employee hired for Full Access in January 2002, and since that time expanded her work to include several statewide efforts that support people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Francie joined the Full Access team in March of 2002. She was born, raised and attended college here in Eugene. Francie’s work in our finance department doesn’t give her much time to spend with our clients, but she enjoys hearing about the positive changes in their lives. When not in her office you may find Francie at the horse barn with one of her daughters, watching sports with her husband or vacationing in Black Butte…which is heaven on earth.
Before coming to Full Access Angela worked in Property Management for 8 years both in Oregon and Idaho. She moved back to Oregon to be closer to home. She is the mother of 2 wonderful children. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking (which entertains her daughter) and spending time with her grandmother. Angela has also declared that she will retire from Full Access.
Stephanie started working in the Eugene office shortly after she graduated from the University of Oregon, where she became an avid Duck fan, with a degree in Spanish. She's worked in the customer service field since her teenage years, and loves being in a position where she is able to help people achieve their goals. Stephanie feels that Full Access is just the place for her to continue doing so. When not at Full Access, Stephanie enjoys watching Duck sports, especially football, spending time with her partner Chris, their new puppy Lucy & friends.
A native Oregonian, Cindy has worked in the Customer Service field for 30 years. Fourteen of those years as a small business owner. She is married and has two adult sons who also live and work in the area. Her hobbies are painting, gardening, photography and hunting down antiques. Cindy is excited about coming on board with Full Access and hopes to make a positive contribution.
Raised in Hollywood, California, Cathy and her husband moved to Oregon in 1998. She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Environmental Biology and thoroughly enjoys being out in nature. She has always felt a strong connection with animals, and her goal is to rescue as many animals as she possibly can! Cathy loves her job and enjoys interacting with clients and her coworkers. Outside of work, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, gardening, bird watching and just spending quality time with her husband and their “furry” family.
Dawn has worked with people who have developmental disabilities for about 15 years. She entered the social services field while living in Everett, Washington, initially supporting individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome in a residential setting. After that she was an Employment Specialist and provided core services at the local Workforce Center where she helped people generate cover letters, resumes, and facilitated skill-building workshops as well. She moved back to Eugene, her home town, in 2004 and has been with Full Access since early 2005. She loves helping her clients connect with the resources they need so they can realize their personal dreams and goals. In her free time Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, friends, her large family who live through-out the Eugene/Springfield area, camping, biking, engaging in creative writing and dabbling in artistic creation, from sketch to watercolor.
Stephanie was born and raised in Iowa before moving to Washington, then Colorado and now Oregon where she hopes to settle down and buy a house with her new husband, Sam. She has a Bachelors degree from Northern Iowa in Family Services along with an Art Minor in studio art. She also has many years of experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She enjoys being a Case Manager and is excited to continue her work at Full Access.
In her spare time Stephanie enjoys going on short road trips to the coast, watching live music and spending time with her husband, dog and two cats. If she buys a house, she is planning on adding more animals to the family and a large garden.
Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (no potato jokes, please!), Chrystal relocated to Eugene in 1997. She has been a part of the DD Community for over 8 years, with experience in group homes, Goodwill, Pearl Buck and has been with Full Access since March, 2004. Chrystal loves helping people realize and achieve their goals. She embraces the pioneering aspect of the Brokerage, treading new territory for the people we serve. When not at Full Access, you can find her camping, playing in her garden or running away to the coast.
Brian is a Eugene/Springfield native of thirty one years. He has spent the last twelve years in the field of developmental disabilities, working in direct care, assistant management, and program management in a number of different areas. Always excited to stay in the forefront of the field, Brian is looking forward to the time he gets to spend with Full Access and their family in the community. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his kids and family as well as going hiking and swimming.
Amberlee is excited to take on her role as a Personal Agent. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2003 and worked in a variety of human service settings before relocating to the lower 48. Prior to her arrival in Oregon, Amberlee worked as a Case Manager in Lawrence, Kansas and found her niche in working with individuals with disabilities. It did not take long for the west coast to lure Amberlee and her husband to Oregon with its promise of outdoor adventures. In addition to being a devotee of all things Alaskan, Amberlee is also an avid reader, an eager explorer and a seasoned softball player.
Jeffrey has over 15 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. He is a graduate of Cal State University of Northridge and a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a Journalist/Public Affairs Officer. Jeffrey's attraction to Full Access is based on his intention to assist in the facilitation of independence and self-determination for his clients. In his leisure moments, he enjoys photography, playing guitar, racing cars, and cooking, along with spending quality time with his wife Sarah, family, friends and 5 cats (Hazel, Koufax, Olivia, Beatrice & Jolson).
Sarah is a native Oregonian and graduate of the University of Oregon. She began working with individuals with developmental disabilities at a vocational agency, South Oregon Training and Habilitation, in 1992. Before coming to Full Access, she worked at Oregon Supported Living Program, Alvord-Taylor and Pearl Buck. "The aspect of the Brokerage that I find most rewarding is my ability as a Personal Assistant to advocate, not only for the needs of our clients, but their personal dreams and goals, as well." Her leisure activities include: Yoga, running, gardening, reading, music and vacations with with great beaches and swimming. She also enjoys quality time with her husband Jeffrey, family, friends and 5 cats (Hazel, Koufax, Olivia, Beatrice & Jolson).
Originally from Illinois, by way of Southern California, Nancy started working at Full Access in April 2005. Prior to joining Full Access, Nancy worked at Womenspace, for an affordable housing corporation and as a Project Analyst for California State Parks. She has a degree in Social Science and a certificate in International Business. Nancy is pleased to be a part of Full Access and believes that the brokerage provides the most important tools for living - the ability to be self-determining and supported in the process. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys hiking, crafts, gardening and spending time with family, friends and an assortment of pets.
By way of Utah and Colorado, Heather moved to the Oregon Coast in 1987. She moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon where she received her degree in psychology. Heather has worked in social services since she graduated from high school. She has been with Full Access since it's inception in 2002 and has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in multiple projects within Full Access and the Brokerage system. Away from work, Heather is an avid fisherwoman and likes being outdoors whether it's camping or just working in her yard. Heather is a rock hound and she does lapidary and jewelry work as a hobby. She also loves being a mom, wife, and daughter to her family at home.
Sandy started working with Full Access in May 2003. Prior to Full Access, she worked for nearly 13 years at Goodwill as a Program Manager, Instructor, and Workforce Development Director. Sandy has over 16 years of experience in Education and Human Services. She looks forward to the challenges and rewards before her as a Personal Agent with Full Access. The part of the job that appeals the most to Sandy is being able to assist individuals in fulfilling their dreams. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her nieces, nephew, and her dog Shadow. Sandy is learning the basics on plant care and gardening as she works on landscaping her yard.
A permanent transplant from Southern California, Debra has been living in Oregon for the past 24 years. She has been employed as a social worker since 1991 and finds this work aligns with her values and passions about life; “Being a social worker has been very rewarding for me and I am particularly happy to be working for a wonderful organization, such as Full Access.” Debra has 2 young adult children that she is very proud of and she is looking forward to new adventures in the next phase of her life.
Born and raised in Eugene, Marie graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Science. She joined Full Access in November 2005 and likes being able to help people live their life the way they want to. Outside of work, Marie enjoys photography, going to the beach, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family and cat, Chloe.
Laura settled in Oregon after traveling around with her dog all over the country. Laura has 11 years of experience working in the Eugene area in the social service field. She worked for Oregon Supported Living Program for 3 years managing group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. She began her career at Full Access with the inception of the Brokerage in 2002. Laura left Full Access in 2006 and began working as a support specialist for young adults through Lane County Developmental Disabilities Program. She then transitioned to Development Specialist and continued to work for the County until 2008 when she became pregnant with her first child. She left the County and came back to the fold at Full Access which is a supportive wonderful environment for her as a new mother! Laura serves the Cottage Grove area and the Eugene/Springfield areas. When Laura is not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter Reina Ivy, her husband, and animals. Laura enjoys hiking, playing on the coast, and just watching her daughter grow.
Kim is originally from a small town in Vermont and went to college at the University of Montana. Kim has been living in Bend since 2001 and has been working for Full Access since 2003. During those years she has valued building trusting relationships with her clients and supporting them in accomplishing their goals. One of the most significant things she has seen occur over the years is the community grow to be more inclusive, therefore Full Access is able to offer a much broader array of supports and the clients are able to choose what works best for them. Full Access helps that growth occur by networking, advocating and ensuring peoples voices are heard.
Heidi and her husband are originally from Denver, Colorado. They moved to Bend in 1978 after taking a vacation to the Oregon Coast. Eventually, when her two sons were in school, she went to work full time and took administrative classes at COCC. After working for a real estate development company, a construction company, in billing for a cellular provider, and in human resources for a large tire distributor, she sought work in an environment that would help improve the quality of people’s lives. She is excited to be a part of the Full Access team and its culture of caring. She adores her tabby cat, Addison, and in her spare time enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, camping and snowshoeing in beautiful Central Oregon.
Lisa started working at Full Access on June 16, 2009 as a Clerical Assistant. She grew up in Portland, graduated from Lake Oswego High School and attended Western Business College in downtown Portland. In 2004, Lisa ventured out of the Portland area to start fresh and new in Bend, where she continues to live. Lisa loves living in Bend; she loves the weather-- how it’s stormy one minute and then sunny the next-- that’s Bend for you! Lisa has two cats, Collin and Colby, that keep her company at home. She is very close to her family and spends a lot of time with them. Her mom, 2 of her brothers, her aunt, nieces, nephews and two great nephews also live in Bend. In her spare time Lisa enjoys baking, watching reality TV and playing cards. She also likes to travel to the beach as much as possible. Lisa enjoys being a part of the Full Access team.
Neta was born in a small community in Israel. She served in the Israeli Air-Force as a Youth Worker and graduated from University with a BA in Behavioral Sciences. At the age of 26 she moved with her husband to England, where she worked as a care giver and case worker in a Community Group Home. Following that, she qualified as a teacher and taught in both Elementary and High school. After moving to the North East of England, Neta pursued a career as a Family Support Worker. In May 2008, Neta, her husband and two young children made the biggest move yet - to Bend, Oregon. They all felt so welcomed, and loved Central Oregon and the outdoor lifestyle so much, that they decided to stay. Neta joined Full Access in April 2009. When she’s not working, Neta loves to spend time with her family, exploring everything that Oregon has to offer.
Anna moved to Bend in 2004 from the Portland area. She graduated from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) with a degree in Education and a Masters Degree from Pacific University. She has been working in the Social Service field for over 4 years. Anna is excited by the challenge and opportunity of working for Full Access. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, being with friends and exploring Central Oregon.
Aura Carr has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for many years as a Personal Agent at Full Access and then at Creative Supports, Inc. in Medford before returning to Full Access in 2011. Prior to her work here, she was a provider for several customers living in the community and worked for many years with young adults in residential treatment programs, wilderness therapy programs and private schools. Aura has a BS from Eastern Oregon University in Liberal Studies and enjoys taking community education classes in quilting and other arts. When she’s not on task supporting her customers, she spends time with her nine-month son Ukiah. She loves being a new parent and spending time as a family with her husband and son hiking along the Deschutes River or climbing at Smith Rocks.
Ashley is a native Oregonian and a graduate of the University of Oregon. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services and a minor in Business Administration. In 2008, she moved to Bend and has found that there is nowhere else she would rather live. She feels fortunate to work in a field she is passionate about and with Full Access. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, watching football, camping in the northwest, exploring the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying life with her husband Brinton, and their chocolate lab, Reece.
Erin has been working in the social services industry in Bend for the last 8 years. She has been involved with services for people with disabilities ranging from direct support to crisis coordination for DCMH. She has a Masters in Teaching Education from Eastern Oregon University and a BA from San Francisco State University. Erin loves living in Bend and is happy to be raising her two young daughters in such an active and beautiful area.
Kelly Flynn has worked for Full Access in Bend, since 2002. Kelly recently took what turned out to be a two year hiatus, to care for her young twins Sage and Liam. She is thrilled to be back at Full Access doing a job she loves, spending time with her wonderful co-workers, client friends and community partners. In addition to Kelly's experience working with adults with disabilities, she recently earned an M.S. in Counseling and hopes to use her education to improve upon her skills and other professional capacities. Kelly spends much of her free time with her family. She enjoys the outdoors and is currently trying to find some time in between her "mommy" duties to revisit some of her past hobbies such as: rafting, kayaking, hiking, traveling and simply reading a book.
John was born in Miami, Florida and earned his degree from Florida State University in 1996. John has lived in Bend since 2000, most recently working with homeless families. He is one of the founding members of Project Connect in Central Oregon. When not at work, John enjoys riding his bike, or generally playing in the mountains around Bend. He is a father of two and also enjoys finding interesting things to cook with his kids.
Sarah joined the Full Access team in Bend in May 2012. Born and raised in England, she moved with her family to the USA in 1977. She lived for many years in Seattle where she got her BA in Human Services. Her first social services job was working as a case manager to individuals with chronic mental illness. She loved that work and the clients she worked with. Sarah loved Seattle but not the traffic or the weather! When she visited friends in Central Oregon she knew that this was the place she wanted to live. She adores the weather, even loves the cold crisp winters, and the traffic from her home to town is almost non-existent. She has just finished building (with a lot of help) an energy efficient house made out of autoclaved aerated concrete. She lives off grid and gets all her electrical energy from solar panels. She lives with her three crazy dogs Titus (a white boxer), Buddy (a border collie) and Missy ( who knows?) and in her spare time she loves to hike with them and human friends.
Julie moved to Central Oregon in 1995 after living in parts of California and Arizona. She joined the team of Full Access in March 2002 after having spent the previous 5 years at the Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon supporting individuals in group home settings. Julie has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for 20+ years and absolutely enjoys the opportunities to help people gain confidence about their self value. To balance out the job, Julie enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling and gardening.
Mia Moved to Central Oregon after graduating from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology/Sociology. After moving to Madras and working for Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs doing Child Protective Services, she applied for and started working at Full Access in 2004. While working at Full Access she got her Master’s in Social Work in 2010 with a concentration in direct practice. Working full time while going to school was very difficult but Mia truly believes that people can accomplish anything if they have the desire to do so. Mia loves working at Full Access because, unlike many social service organizations, at Full Access you get to witness more human triumph than tragedy. She is constantly inspired and amazed by the people she works with and all they accomplish and achieve in working toward their goals. When not working, Mia enjoys spending time with her family especially her new son Adam, husband Gabe, and energetic dog Lenny.
Sheila was born and raised in Madras, Oregon, attended college at Eastern Oregon University where she received a BS in Liberal Studies and finished one semester of the Master of Public Administration program at Walden University. Sheila has 13 years of experience working for county social services programs. In November of 2012, Sheila joined the Full Access team serving Jefferson County as a Personal Agent. During her spare time, Sheila and her husband enjoy working on their ten acre farm and visiting family.