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Dustin Anderson

Dustin Anderson

Daytime Supervisor

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Spirit

“The PassageWay means working to make yourself better or keeps you open and willing to take on more. It also shows you that there a lot of areas that we can work on with ourselves to make us willing to try other experiences. So we learn more about ourselves in the process. It also means that things can be simpler than we think. Changing a few small things can have a huge impact on our daily lives.”

   

PROFILE

“I am drawn to nature and doing things outside. It is how I grew up living here in northern Wisconsin and I think it can be helpful for people to experience it. I also enjoy recreation and repairing relationships. I have seen a lot relationships damaged in law enforcement and I would like to try and help kids fix the damaged relationships that they have so they can have a better chance at success in whatever it is they want to do. I grew up with parents who turned to drugs and alcohol to help them cope with the problems they were having. I was drawn to law enforcement because of that and while working as an officer, I met a lot of the people who were doing the same things. I wanted to see the other side of law enforcement and see if I could help those in need. I definitely enjoy being helpful to the people we have come here to improve themselves. I enjoy seeing the good results.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Nature, recreation and repairing relationships
  • Education: State Certified Law Enforcement Officer; AAS, Criminal Justice
  • With Northwest Passage since 2016

Bailey Beane

Bailey Beane

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Nutrition | Service | Exercise | Recreation | Spirit | Relaxation

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  • With Northwest Passage since 2018
 

Krystalann Bies

Krystalann Bies

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relationships

“Nature has always been a way to clear my mind. I love to take walks out in the woods. Recreation is important to me, because I know for my own mental health it’s good to be active, and to remind myself to do silly activities. Relationships are important to me, because it’s the way to live, and it’s so important to nurture relationships. I think the best relationships out there are mentoring ones, because we all need someone to walk along side us and guide us. I believe the most growth happens in those type of relationships.”

     

QUOTE

“Hope is what children and family can look forward to. There is hope if you believe. Hope is knowing that there is a positive outcome, which there always is.”

DETAILS

  • Specialties: Humor, grace, and encouragement
  • Education: Crown College, Counseling Psychology, 2019
  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Matthew Block

Matthew Block

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Recreation

“Immersing yourself in nature gives you more of an opportunity to be mindful and less distracted by unimportant things. Positive relationships are crucial in making where you live ‘your home’. Recreation gets people moving, organizing, and using teamwork to get stuff accomplished.”

   

QUOTE

“Hope is the understanding that we can’t control others’ actions, but rather our reactions to those situations. If you choose to carry on, stay positive, and not feel defeated, then the future can be what you make it.”

DETAILS

  • Education: BASW, Michigan State University, 2019. Major: Social Work; Minor: Human Behavior & Social Services
  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Ben Bortz

Ben Bortz

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relaxation | Nutrition | Exercise | Relationships | Service | Spirit

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  • With Northwest Passage since 2017
 

DeDe Bosak

DeDe Bosak

Transport Driver

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relaxation | Nutrition | Exercise | Relationships | Service | Spirit

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Sarah Brewster

Sarah Brewster

Therapist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relaxation | Nutrition | Exercise | Relationships | Service | Spirit

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Kiera Bridley

Kiera Bridley

Weekend Supervisor

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Relationships | Service | Recreation

“One of the most exciting aspects of working at Passage has been helping the kids build healthy relationships with their peers, staff, and the community. I have a strong passion for history and historical research, which I have been able to bring to my work at Northwest Passage in the form of curiosity. I encourage the kids to look into subjects they are interested in and to delve below the surface of a question or answer.”

           

 

 

QUOTE

“Hope means to have a vision of the future, whether it be tomorrow or fifty years from now. I think that once someone is able to envision themselves in the future, they have taken the first step towards the rest of their life.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: History
  • Education: BA, History (Gustavus Adolphus College, 2011), MA History (Minnesota State University Mankato, 2014)
  • With Northwest Passage since 2015
 

Sue Chelstrom

Sue Chelstrom

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Service | Recreation

“I love sunsets, sunrises, and butterflies, I love listening to music and playing the piano, and I have done a lot of volunteer work with individuals with disabilities.”

    

QUOTE

“Hope means enjoying life surrounded by loved ones while helping each other with the challenges and joys that arise together.”

DETAILS

  • Education: BA in Business Administration: University of St. Thomas – 1984; Special Education: St. Mary’s University – 2016
  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Jenna Christensen

Jenna Christensen

Teacher

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relaxation | Nutrition | Exercise | Relationships | Service | Spirit

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  • With Northwest Passage since 2016
 

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