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Brian Duebner

Brian Duebner

Evening Supervisor

Your Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Recreation | Relationships

“I feel being outside and allowing the kids to feel a sense of exploration really helps their minds from feeling trapped and controlled. Fishing is by far my favorite activity to participate in. But not just any fishing, ice fishing. There is just something about watching a tip-up flag go up and running towards the hole. The mystery of what is on the end of the line keeps me entertained all winter.”

PROFILE

“Hope to me is the expectation or desire of wanting something to happen or be. For families and children, it is envisioning where they would like their relationship to be now and in the future. I enjoy getting to work with the kids, and their families, on their path towards hope and healing.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Outdoor Recreation
  • Education: BS; Social Science
  • With Northwest Passage since 2016
 

Tom Dykstra

Tom Dykstra

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature |Relationships| Recreation

“I like building relationships through outdoor activities as well as teaching the boys about community service. I’ve led many fishing, camping, and hiking activities through the years. I love to teach the boys fishing techniques and see them succeed and get excited about fishing and the outdoors.”

    

PROFILE

“I try to help the boys look into the future to see that there is more to life than the immediate problems. I try to have them imagine in a few years that they will have a job, a family and have lots of new experiences in life.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Outdoor activities
  • With Northwest Passage since 1992

Corinne Edseth

Corinne Edseth

Overnight Care Staff

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Relationships | Nutrition

 

   

PROFILE

“I want the best for these kids. I hope when they leave NWP, they move forward and follow the dreams they have. Reach for it and achieve it! I like to surprise the kids once in awhile with homemade treats and on the last day/week they are at NWP I ask if there is any kind of special treat they would like me to bring and they come with some good ones!”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Homemade treats
  • Education: Computers
  • With Northwest Passage since 2015

Jami Engebretson

Jami Engebretson

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

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

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DETAILS

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  • With Northwest Passage since 2019
 

Brian Erickson

Brian Erickson

Overnight Care Staff

Favorite PassageWay Elements

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

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DETAILS

  • Education:
  • With Northwest Passage since 2015
 

Melanie Findlay

Melanie Findlay

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

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

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DETAILS

  • Education:
  • With Northwest Passage since 2018
 

Lacey Fisk

Lacey Fisk

Clinical Supervisor

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Relationships | Recreation | Spirit

“My passion is in supporting individuals and families in building meaningful relationships.  Dependent on the individual, this could mean working towards building a healthy relationship with oneself, family, peers, and/or community.”

 

PROFILE

“My work includes helping individuals explore their interpersonal needs, with emphasis on emotional needs such as the sense of connection, understanding, and acceptance. Together, we explore what barriers could be preventing the fulfillment of interpersonal needs/desires. Equally important is increasing one’s understanding of their personal strengths and how those strengths can help them in building and maintaining valuable relationships. Another focus of my work is on helping individuals process through relationship wounds. This could include offering a corrective emotional experience, exploring ways to repair damaged relationships, and/or helping individuals make meaning out of their past experiences.”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Relationship building
  • Education: MA, Social Work
  • With Northwest Passage since 2010

Xavier Foeller

Xavier Foeller

Youth Development Specialist

Favorite PassageWay Elements

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

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DETAILS

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  • With Northwest Passage since 2014
 

Andy Fox

Andy Fox

Overnight Care Staff

Favorite PassageWay Elements

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

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DETAILS

  • Education:
  • With Northwest Passage since 2016
 

Brandi Freeland

Brandi Freeland

Food Service

Favorite PassageWay Elements

Nature | Nutrition | Recreation

“In today’s society, nutrition is lacking within children. These days, kids are often times turning to quick junk food as “meals”. It’s even so hard for families who are very busy to ever find the time for a sit-down meal. Kids nutrition is lacking and not only do their bodies suffer but so do their minds. With a healthy body, comes a healthy mind. You really are what you eat!”

        

QUOTE

“Hope means there is a chance for opportunity- a chance for change. With hope comes dreams and aspirations!!”

DETAILS

  • Specialty: Making healthy, tasty food
  • Education: Associates Degree (Le Cordon Blue Culinary School)
  • With Northwest Passage since 2018

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