Julia N.

Julia N. Personal Agent

Julia was born and raised in Roseburg. She attended Roseburg High School and Umpqua Community College before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Oregon University in 2018. As a local, Julia loves her community and helping others. Prior to joining the Connections team, Julia provided case management to foster care youth at a residential program here in Douglas County. She is excited for the change in direction into helping customers in the I/DD field.

When not in the office, you can find Julia either on a mountain, in the forest, or nestled up on the couch with her dog and cat reading a fantasy book!

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Laura F.

Laura F. Personal Agent

Laura was born and raised in Coos Bay,  she raised three boys and now has seven grandchildren.  Laura, and her husband, Andy, now are raising a daughter aged 12. The family enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, and cooking.  They have two wiener dogs, a large dog, and a cat in the home as well.

Laura graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, and a second Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

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Sarah K.

Sarah K. Personal Agent

Sarah grew up in Southern Oregon for 33 years, before moving to the Oregon Coast 6 years ago. Caregiving, and CNA work in various settings is what she did for over 20 years. Due to changes in family dynamics, Sarah went back to school and earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral health science with an emphasis on child, and adolescent disorders. Sarah’s passion is to help individuals in ways that center around their own person-centered needs.

In Sarah’s free time, she enjoys cooking and baking with her son, taking daily walks, and volunteering at her church ministry programs. Sarah also likes to research DIY home improvement projects and assist her husband with projects around the house.  Animals are also a love of Sarah’s, and she enjoys cuddling with her two cats and one dog.

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Kyle P.

Kyle P. Personal Agent

Kyle grew up in Northern California and graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2020 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Kyle recently moved to Oregon to be closer to family and is loving her new rural lifestyle living with goats, horses, dogs, cats, and frogs!

She has worked with the elderly population in various capacities, such as caregiving, housing, and case management, for the past 8 years and is excited about her transition to helping customers in the I/DD field.

When Kyle isn’t working, you will find her in the kitchen cooking and baking or playing with her goat and dog outside.  She is always up for an adventure and is enjoying exploring all that Oregon has to offer.

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Kristin B.

Kristin B. Personal Agent

Kristin lived in Klamath Falls for a lot of her childhood before returning to California. She moved back to Klamath Falls in 2004.

Kristin graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology. She previously worked for Connections Case Management, as a Personal Agent, for just shy of three years before leaving to take care of a family member. She is excited to rejoin the team.

Outside of work, Kristin enjoys kayaking and camping with her husband and stepdaughter, spending time with her dog Oakley, tending to her chickens, and breeding and showing Mini Rex rabbits.

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Shanai B.

Shanai B. Personal Agent

Shanai was born and raised in Roseburg, but left briefly to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oregon State University in 2020.

Before coming to Connections Case Mgmt, she worked with parents struggling with mental health and substance use. She found a love for advocating and helping those in her community connect with local resources.

In her free time you can find her reading a good book, cooking, being outdoors, and playing with her 6 year old German Shepherd Dog, Lucy.

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Erika N.

Erika N. Personal Agent

Erika grew up in New Hampshire, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2015, and has been in the human services field ever since. She began as a residential counselor working with children in DCYF care, and then transitioned to the I/DD field as a case manager in New Hampshire, prior to moving to Coos Bay and joining Connections as a Personal Agent.

Outside of work, Erika spends her time hiking and camping, cooking, going to concerts, and hanging out with her partner, dog, and cats.

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Irene K.

Irene K. Personal Agent

Irene grew up in Denver, Colorado but also spent some time in the Czech Republic. Czech was Irene’s first language, but she did not retain any accent. Irene is a graduate of Klamath Community College, as well as Oregon Institute of Technology, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology.  After graduation, Irene and her husband returned to Colorado for a few years; and then moved back to Klamath for a quieter life in mid-2022. Irene has been in the psychology/social services field since 2014 and is passionate about being an advocate for individuals with I/DD.

Outside of work, Irene enjoys traveling, gardening, camping, kayaking, gem and mineral collecting, visiting the ocean & spending time with her husband and K9 fur-baby, Bandit.

Irene is passionate about this field and is very excited to be a part of such a wonderful team at Connections Case Management!

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Jessica L.

Jessica L. Personal Agent

Jessica was born in Roseburg but traveled the world as a small child as her stepdad was in the Navy. She attended kindergarten and 1st grade in Japan. She is the oldest of 5 children and has 4 little brothers! She lives with her daughter and cat, Nugget.

Jessica has worked in the I/DD field for about 8+ years. Before being a PA, she was an instructional assistant for an elementary school developmental learning center. She graduated with an associate degree in education from Eastern Gateway Community College in 2021.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and attending community events. During the summer you can find her at outdoor concerts, festivals, or movies in the park. She also enjoys volunteering; she has volunteered for numerous community events and school related functions. She and her daughter have a yearly tradition of volunteering at the sensory booth for F.E.A.T.T at the Douglas County Fair.

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Angela H.

Angela H. Personal Agent

Angela grew up in Bay Area, California. She served in the Air Force and received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services.  She began working in the I/DD field in 2011 in direct support.  She has worked in various roles in the field including managing an adult day program as well as residential programs.

Angela and her husband moved to Roseburg to be closer to her husband’s family and spend their free time in the outdoors.  Some of Angela’s favorite things include: the mountains, chocolate, fishing, hiking, gardening, coffee, reading, Led Zeppelin, cooking & spending time with her husband and fur babies.

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