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Trissa is a co-founder of the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter and current Operations Manager for Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services. Trissa has worked for nearly 20 years in nonprofit administration, first serving as a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America, “the domestic Peace Corps”) at the Downtown Emergency Service Center in 1997 during the startup phase of the Lyon Building which provided supportive housing to formerly homeless HIV+ adults. In 1999, she undertook another VISTA project in Portland, working to strengthen the volunteer program at a domestic violence shelter.
Returning to Seattle, she managed the MLK VISTA Corp at the Fremont Public Association (now Solid Ground), worked for Parent Trust for Washington Children and worked as the Program Assistant for Compass Housing Alliance Fund Development Department.
During the shelter’s off-season, Trissa is a wedding and events florist.
Tiphanie came to us in 2017, having a background in caregiving for people with developmental disabilities and those in hospice care. She has volunteered her time organizing dinners for homeless encampments as well as spearheading a large community donation and volunteer drive for the victims of the Oso landslide.
During her time with us, Tiphanie has managed both our emergency winter shelter and our resource center. She is a wealth of information and helps our participants navigate through social service systems.
Growing up in the Snoqualmie Valley, Tiphanie has deep roots here. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her children.
As a co-founder of Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter (founded in 2012), Jennifer has a deep passion for connecting with those experiencing homelessness. Having worked in most areas of sheltering, from overnight staffing to volunteer work to management, stepping into the role of Director in 2014 was a natural fit. Additionally, her case management background brings about the ability to navigate through the most difficult of situations with our clients.
During her time as Director, Jennifer has worked to connect with the larger community, local businesses, faith organizations and government agencies. This includes nurturing an environment of partnership, investment and cohesion between our neighbors, whether housed or unhoused.
Jennifer is also a licensed real estate agent. Her passion is to help people find their way home.
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