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Our Staff

Livia Christensen

Executive Director

Livia Christensen joined Y.E.S. as the Executive Director in January 2022. For over a decade, Livia has been an advocate for youth, families, and programs that promote positive development opportunities for youth; especially those with limited support networks or barriers to access.

Y.E.S. Shelter - Isaiah Snyder - Program Director

Isaiah Snyder

Program Director

Isaiah Snyder grew up in both the Columbia Gorge area and abroad, traveling to do humanitarian and missions work in Asia. He has a particular love for Thailand, a place that he lived for over five years. Much of his experience abroad included providing aid to people displaced by conflict in war zones.

Anne Webber

Outreach Coordinator

Anne joined our team in April 2022, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She received her certification and licensure as a substance abuse counselor in 2022. She is currently a CADC II and has been providing treatment services to adults involved in the criminal justice system for 22 years.

Jesse Helms

Personal Advisor

Jesse joined Y.E.S. in March 2022 as one of our Youth Advisors. Originally from Florida and later living in Idaho, Jesse ended up moving to Oregon in 2020 when he married his amazing wife. Since then, he has enjoyed getting to know new people and the community, growing his circle of friends…

Karrie Vareberg

House Parent

 Karrie was born in Lewiston, Idaho, but has lived all over the United States throughout her life. “Traveling taught me that The Great Northwest is best!.”  Karrie now lives in The Dalles with her husband, Aaron.

Sarah Brenner - Y.E.S. Youth Advisor and Community Health Worker

Sarah Brenner

Youth Advisor and Community Health Worker

Sarah has worked with teenagers and their families in various capacities for the past 10+ years.She is excited to learn new skills and develop her social services experience while continuing to help youth and families in need.

Krystal Phillips

Night Supervisor

Krystal lives in Goldendale, Washington, where she grew up.  She holds an associate’s degree in Agribusiness and loves animals. She has spent most of her life working with horses in one way or another, owning, working as a wrangler in Yellowstone and on guest ranches, and showing her Appy at the fair

Lisa Fuller-Trosper

Personal Advisor

Lisa had joined the YES House filling the position vacated by Kathy Heitkemper. She has some big shoes to fill! Lisa has experience with QuickBooks, technology, and of course helping youths. She lives in The Dalles, Oregon with her husband and two daughters, along with a menagerie of pets.