A big vision requires a team that leads with clarity. Meet our team!
Melissa serves as Executive Director of Vision House, a transitional housing program for families experiencing homelessness. Prior to being named executive director, Melissa served as the agency’s HR manager. Her previous professional experience includes international banking, curatorial staff with a major museum, and ministry coordinator for a large church. Melissa holds a BFA from the University of California and an MA in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on servant leadership from Gonzaga University. Melissa loves to travel, read, play golf, but most enjoys spending time with her husband, four kids and their spouses, and two grandchildren.
James has more than 29 years of leadership experience working at a Christian non-profit in many different roles. He has led before and after school programs, run camps and retreats, and at times led a staff of over 100. He has done volunteer work with children in 4H and WA Junior Poultry and has been President of Christian Camping Conference Center Association North West. James enjoys working with people as well as teaching CPR and First Aid for the Red Cross. He has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Western Washington University.
Ashley grew up in South Carolina and was raised in a Christian home. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Strayer University in Atlanta, GA and has over 15 years of accounting and customer service experience where she worked with several for-profit companies to develop efficient protocols and implement state-of-the-art technology strategies for various accounting platforms. As a result, her innovative ideas and metrics have taken entities to new levels. Ashley brings her years of experience, a love for Christ, and a compassion for the local community to now serve the non-profit sector.