Meet the Team

Michelle Hall, MSML

Position: Executive Director
Michelle brings over 25 years of leadership, operations, and customer service management experience to her role from a variety of organizations, including Apple, REI, and Target.  She received her B.S. in Strengths-Based Management from Bellevue University and her M.S. in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University as well as continuing education in operations and human resources.  She brings her passion for growth and life-long learning to the Dragonfly team. Michelle joined Dragonfly to build on the legacy created by the Dragonfly Transitions founders twenty-two years ago in helping young adults overcome obstacles and launch into the next phase of their lives. She loves working with the team, partners, families, and students, strategizing ways to grow and improve the program, and feels privileged to be a part of such a purpose-driven organization. Leveraging her training in project management, customer service, and instructional design, she has a solid track record for creating developmental programs and strategies that help teams deliver their best work. Michelle is excited to continue her personal and professional journey with Dragonfly Transitions and Embark Behavioral Health. As a parent to two young adults, she brings a personal connection to the work as well as her professional experience.  An avid reader, runner, hiker, and traveler, you can find her playing outside when she is not working, spending quality time with her family, watching baseball (go Cubbies!) or reading a book.

Michelle Hall, MSML

Executive Director

Summer Hornbeck, MAT

Position: Admissions Director

Summer earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching through Cardinal Stritch University and a BA from the University of Colorado in Environmental Studies. Over the past 20 years, Summer has devoted herself to helping students in both traditional and therapeutic settings embrace their ability to thrive regardless of their circumstances. Her career has led her from teaching in a public middle school to developing curriculum for an accredited wilderness therapy program to building and leading teams in maximizing their performance. Her wealth of experience and expertise highlights her ability to positively impact the lives of those around her, including helping parents of struggling young adults to become powerful mentors. Summer has also established research methods for data collection and analysis to improve the delivery of services for a diverse population of students.  Summer’s motivation continues to be helping every student discover their individual passion and purpose.

Summer leads an active life with her husband, two teenage daughters, and an energetic Australian Shepard named Zeal. Originally from the midwest, Summer and her family relocated to Oregon nearly a decade ago. They spend their free time camping, biking, and skiing the Cascades. They have found that Oregon truly allows for an integrated lifestyle of work, community involvement, and space to explore the wilderness.

Summer Hornbeck, MAT

Admissions Director

Misty Phelps

Position: Human Resources Director

Misty brings more than 25 years of general management, operations, and human resource experience to Dragonfly Transitions. She was raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon and graduated from Klamath Union High School. Following high school, her family opened a small business that they operated until 2014. Misty worked in the human resources departments for Klamath County schools 2013-2022 building an extensive knowledge base of human resource laws, practices, resources, exceptional communication skills, and a love for helping people. She is completing her Bachelor of Science, Business – Human Resource Management degree from Western Governor’s University and has earned Excellence Awards in Business Ethics and Business Strategy. In addition, she is a AASPA Certified Professional Human Capital Leader in Education. 

When not at work, Misty enjoys spending time with her husband, children, family and friends, reading, motorcycling, event planning, traveling, and getting outside.  

Misty Phelps

Human Resources Director

Kelly Elliott, MSW, LCSW

Position: Klamath Falls Clinical Director

Kelly is a graduate of Portland State University with a Master’s in Social Work. She obtained her undergraduate degrees at the Oregon Institute of Technology, with a BS in Applied Psychology, BS in Communication Studies, and a Dispute Resolution Certificate. Kelly has completed additional graduate coursework in Behavior Analysis. Kelly has a small community private practice in addition to the work she does at Dragonfly.

The Oregon Air National Guard brought Kelly and her husband, Jeff to Klamath Falls in 1987 where they have raised a large family and currently enjoy being grandparents. Kelly provided foster care in Klamath County for 23 years for high-risk infants and currently has a graduate certificate in Providing Therapy to Foster and Adoptive Families. She has extensive knowledge in adoption issues, both international and domestic. Her background is in attachment theory, and she believes that all members of the family need to work together to create a functioning system.

Kelly has been a part of the Dragonfly Community since 2003 in a variety of roles. She began as a mentor and went on to complete her extern requirements for graduate school. She assisted in creating various policy and procedure manuals, worked in admissions, provided therapy, behavior support and medication management. When she is not working or spending time with her family, Kelly likes to attend ballet, tap, jazz, or modern dance classes.

Kelly Elliott, MSW, LCSW

Klamath Falls Clinical Director

Anthony Liufau, LPC

Position: Clinical Director Ashland and Homestead

Anthony is very proud of his Samoan culture and upbringing, and comes from a huge immediate and extended family.  Born in Southern California and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Anthony relocated to Ashland after high school and has made Southern Oregon his home for most of the last 20 years.  Anthony enjoys traveling and considers himself a foodie; but much of his energy these days is geared towards being a father to his son and spending quality time with family members across the USA.

In 2008, Anthony received a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology/Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.  Prior to this, Anthony had traveled abroad to the University of Guam as an undergraduate for his Junior year; where he was also afforded an opportunity to travel to various countries in Asia too.  Anthony believes that this experience, coupled with his rich cultural upbringing while living in the USA has really contributed to his seamless ability to get along with just about anybody; especially because he finds the variety of differences that exist amongst people fascinating.

In the mental health field, Anthony began work as a part time behavioral health specialist for several years before landing an internship and employment opportunity as a Mental Health therapist with the Veterans Health Administration(VHA) in White City, OR.  After 7 years in White City, he took an opportunity to relocate/transfer to the Anchorage, Alaska VHA as a residential Mental Health therapist there for 2 more years before moving back to Southern Oregon in September 2017.  Anthony was a therapist, quality assurance manager and director for a local non-profit agency for the last four years before becoming a Clinical Director with DragonFly Transitions in February 2022.

Anthony Liufau, LPC

Clinical Director Ashland and Homestead

Sara Derek

Position: Program Director (Ashland)

Throughout her diverse career, Sara has passionately embodied stewardship that is empathetic, connected, insightful, and goal-oriented. This has created a solid foundation for growth and development for both herself and those she works with. Sara has deep roots in the Rogue Valley, having been born and raised here. She chose to stay and raise her own three children here, where they enjoy all the beauty southern Oregon has to offer.

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Education was just the beginning of her professional life of service and care for those she is charged with. After fifteen years in the classroom, Sara spent a decade building her own business. The leadership skills she honed in her business then served her well in the real estate industry, as she helped grow a thriving team from the ground up in just three short years.

Sara’s greatest passions remain in connecting deeply with family and friends, exploring Oregon waterways on her paddle board, and laughing her way through life’s ever-changing canvas.

Sara is thrilled to be part of the Dragonfly Transitions team as this important work is in complete alignment with her natural abilities, skillset, and life experiences.

Sara Derek

Program Director (Ashland)

Sarah Walker

Position: Program Director (Homestead)

Sarah’s partnership with Dragonfly Transitions began in 2010 when she joined A Leap of Taste as a barista and chef. Sarah engaged in on-the-job training with Dragonfly Students to support them in developing work experience with coaching and feedback on work ethic. When a mentor position opened at the Homestead, she transitioned to working full time with students teaching animal husbandry and horticulture.


In 2017 Sarah moved back to her hometown in Georgia with her family to explore Management in the Wood Working Industry and cultivate her leadership and management skills. Sarah developed an internship program with the local high school to connect students with their areas of interest such as marketing research, web development, product photography, accounting, and IT. In addition, she engaged with local parolees to support skills to enable them to reenter the workforce. In 2020 Sarah was recognized by Woodworking Network as a part of the 2020 class of 40 under 40 for her innovative leadership, organizational management, continuous improvement mindset, and contributions to her community.


In 2020, She was invited to rejoin the Dragonfly team as the Homestead Program Coordinator and moved back to Oregon. Sarah has a lifelong passion for working with young adults who are struggling. Her background in General Psychology and practical experience working one on one with young adults were contributing factors in her promotion to Program Director of the Klamath Falls Campus.


“When I was a young adult, I was in a dark place, and I was fortunate to find a community that gave me the support and mentoring that I needed to successfully develop as an independent adult. Working at Dragonfly gives me the opportunity to pay it forward by investing in a community that offers our students support and connection to empower them to gain the skills they need.” ~ Sarah

Sarah Walker

Program Director (Homestead)

Stormy King

Position: Program Director (Klamath Falls)

Stormy is a multi-faceted mindset mentor who has overcome a difficult childhood to become a leading coach in North America. Her personal journey has given her valuable insights, intuition, and innovative approaches that she uses to help thousands of people reach their full potential. She is also a proud wife of a military veteran, mother of four, PGI consultant, NLP practitioner, Reiki master, motivational speaker, author, and spiritual entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience.

Stormy’s past experience working for CASA for Kids Inc. as a Program Coordinator and Executive Director will bring valuable knowledge and experience to her new role. She is excited to support the Klamath Falls Campus as Program Director.

Stormy King

Program Director (Klamath Falls)

Keady Mueller

Position: Operations Manager

Keady has extensive experience in administrative roles and brings professional presence in her position as Finance and Compliance Manager at Dragonfly.

After spending several years in Southern California working in the funeral industry, she located back to Southern Oregon. Keady started as Office Manager and was responsible for assisting with students’ weekly schedules for each term, overseeing and tracking student accounts and most importantly providing support to both the students and staff team.

As the Finance and Compliance Manager, Keady does a lot of behind the scenes budget tracking and internal auditing for the three Dragonfly locations. She helps implement new systems that are beneficial for alignment and continuity for the locations. Keady appreciates the culture of the Dragonfly community and the numerous opportunities for students to obtain life skills while on their journey to becoming more independent.

When Keady is not working, she enjoys trying new foods, spending time with friends and family, watching mysteries and most of all being with her three girls.

Keady Mueller

Operations Manager