Meet the Team
Mona has a doctorate in Leadership and Change through Antioch University where her research focused specifically on young adults in treatment. She is also a graduate of Portland State University with a Master’s in Social Work and a graduate of Prescott College with a B.A. in Human Development and Wilderness Leadership. She has worked with a variety of populations, including women survivors of breast cancer and Native Alaskan teenagers dealing with substance abuse issues. Mona has led therapeutic wilderness trips taught college-level outdoor courses and wilderness skills such as rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, glacier travel, and backpacking. Her graduate internships included working at hospice, a drug and alcohol outpatient program and as a counselor at Oregon Institute of Technology. While at OIT she received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Suicide Assessment and Prevention.
Mona loves working with people and is a natural-born therapist with a gift for helping young adults “let go” and accept their situation so they can begin building meaningful lives. Mona has a clear understanding of family dynamics and an ability to help families move from crisis into stability. She particularly loves program development and creates an environment where staff and students alike engage in the process of growth and change.
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.
Position: Admissions Director
As Admissions Director, Molly’s primary focus is connecting with students and families while offering support in making decisions about enrollment at Dragonfly Transitions. Her strong background in psychology and academics makes her an ideal fit to lead the admissions team.
Molly earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, and a master’s degree from George Mason University in Inclusive Conflict Engagement. She is also a certified behavioral coach as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Molly spent the last five years at UC Santa Barbara serving students who needed additional support during their academic careers. Molly specializes in the personal and academic needs of young adults who have encountered social and psychological struggles, ultimately affecting their ability to maintain success. She has worked continuously with young adults seeking additional support with addiction, depression, and anxiety.
Molly is thrilled to be back in her home state of Oregon and the opportunity to join the team at Dragonfly Transitions.
In her free time, you can find Molly on various adventures with her husband and two dogs!
Position: Clinical Director
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.
Position: Finance & Compliance 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.
Position: Facilities Coordinator
Josh was born and raised in Klamath Falls and is an avid outdoorsman who loves spending time hiking through the many trails that Oregon has to offer and fishing every opportunity that he gets.
In 1998 he wanted to start a fulfilling career, so he became a proud member of U.S. military. While in the military he earned his associates degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He also volunteered for many organizations to include Habitat for Humanity, CASA, Citizens for Safe Schools, the David R. Kingsley Foundation, and the Klamath County Search and Rescue.
Josh recently retired after serving 23 years in the military and was excited to join the Dragonfly team. He first started as Mentor, then moved into the Facility Coordinator position where he also takes on the Safety Officer role.
Josh said that out of all his accomplishments in life, the greatest one is being a father to his three daughters.
Position: Administrative Assistant
“Victoria, mainly referred to as Tori, is a fun-loving homegrown girl from Dorris, Ca. She grew up learning about agriculture and being an active member of 4-H and FFA by raising swine and bottle baby calves. After high school she decided to start her journey by living in all corners of California. She met many people who taught her valuable life experiences and made enough memories to last a lifetime. She hopes she can continue her family legacy of helping others as she comes from a long line of public servants ranging from key historical military and government figures, to police officers and healthcare workers. Now her journey has brought her back home; and with her, skills that help her with her duties as Administrative Assistant. Working at Dragonfly Transitions is such an exciting milestone in Tori’s life and she is so excited to be part of the team that encourages young men and women heal and reach their potential.
In Tori’s spare time, if you don’t find her dancing around her kitchen or reading, you’ll find her with her family, playing Legend of Zelda, finding new adventures to go on, and enjoying all Netflix has to offer.”
Position: Program Director
Eric is thrilled to be a part of the team at Dragonfly Transitions. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he spent the last decade living in Western North Carolina and working primarily in the Wilderness Therapy field. He has held roles as varied as Master Field Instructor to Admissions Coordinator. In 2016, he left the mental health industry for an opportunity to work as General Manager for a boutique retro motel in Brevard, North Carolina. One of his highlights during his tenure was having the motel listed in USA Today’s Best Roadside Motels in America. (#1 in Southeast, #1 in North Carolina, #3 in America).
Outside of work, you can find Eric reading, hiking, photographing birds, listening to music, baking, and spending time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ashley. Eric is also a fully certified Search and Rescue member with Klamath County Sheriff’s Office SAR.
Position: Program Director
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
Position: Program Director
Irene spent the first 7 years of her life in the Czech Republic and visited there frequently growing up (Czech was also her first language but has lost the accent). Irene spent majority of her childhood in Denver, CO. She is a graduate of both Klamath Community College & Oregon Institute of Technology, where she earned her bachelor’s degree (with an emphasis on Applied Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis). Irene has worked in the psychology field, since graduating in 2014, as a Behavior Specialist and as part of various leadership teams as a Program Director. Irene has vast experience working with a wide variety of populations ranging from children to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as mental illness.
Irene is excited to be a part of the Dragonfly Transitions team, where she can apply her education and extremely varied personal connections and work experiences to help change the lives of young people. Irene is the Program Director for the newly revamped Short-Term Residential Treatment Center, now known as Embark at Dragonfly (previously The Homestead) and is very excited to bring a combination of evidence-based treatment and nature to young people in need of positive change.
Outside of work, you can find Irene outdoors as frequently as possible enjoying activities such as hiking, swimming, gardening, and adventuring/traveling as often as possible with her husband, Nate and their rescued fur-son, Bandit. Irene has a passion for the outdoors and all things dog related.
Position: Admissions Coordinator
Derek, born and raised in Southern Oregon, is known for his strong work ethic and passion to “always do the right thing”. Coming from a rich background of early entrepreneurship, starting two of his own companies before the age of twenty-five. He could not be happier to be a part of the team here at Dragonfly Transitions where he can use his resources to help others.
Deeply involving himself with the community of Medford, Derek created programs for victims of domestic violence and working hand in hand with all animal shelters in the rogue valley to rescue as many cats as possible.
Derek’s free time is mostly spent in the wilderness. He loves hiking, fishing, kayaking and rockhounding with his wife and Toy Australian Sheppard named Smokey. If he is not out in nature, he is likely at home managing his zoo of cats he fell in love with during his animal rescue days.
Position: Content & Communication Coordinator
Karlie was born and raised in Northern California. After receiving her Associate Degree from Mesa College, in San Diego, Karlie set her sights on Oregon.
In 2016, Karlie moved to Southern Oregon, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a focus in social media, marketing, and public relations from Southern Oregon University (SOU). During her time at SOU, Karlie had continual opportunities to develop her writing, photography, and videography skills. Telling meaningful stories through written and visual content is an identified passion. Karlie loved taking part in journalism, creative thinking, and graphic design courses. Through her experience of internships and previous employment, she has developed skills in marketing businesses, planning events and creating content.
Karlie joined Dragonfly to fulfill a goal of being a part of a company that makes a difference and helps others, all while using her developed skills in communication. She continues to be inspired by the work that Dragonfly does, and helps Dragonfly to effectively share all of the amazing work done to others.
In her spare time, Karlie enjoys traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, reading, watching a good scary movie and cooking.
Position: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Consultant
Alie is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and has practiced psychiatric medicine since 2006. She relocated to Provo from Portland Oregon where she specialized in both private practice and in-patient psychiatry. She provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults and has experience treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders. She is happily married and the mother of four children. In addition to practicing medicine, she enjoys exercising, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Nurse Practitioner School: Oregon Health and Science University, Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner studies.
Position: Medical/Medication Assistant
Stacey Rowlett is originally from California and moved to Klamath Falls in 1993. She is a wife and mother of three children. Stacey volunteered as youth director at Harvest Outreach C.C., and C.F.W.C. from 1993-2015. Stacey and her husband currently work as associate pastors, and worship directors for Community Family Worship Center.
In 2015, after caring for a terminally ill relative, Stacey decided to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse. She put her fears aside, took the first step, and enrolled in college. Stacey has completed all the prerequisites required to apply for the nursing program and has remained on the President’s List throughout her college experience. Stacey also worked as a TRIO tutor, and helped students achieve better grades and more confidence in Anatomy & Physiology. Stacey will be applying for the nursing program in May of 2019 and hopes to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing by June 2022.
In her free time, Stacey enjoys singing the national anthem with her family at various high school and college graduations, OIT basketball games, and other community events. Family is very important to Stacey. She enjoys camping and visiting the coast and spending time with her husband and children.
Position: Psychiatrist & Clinical Consultant
Dr. Bunn earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Prior to Medical School he was a full-time English instructor at BYU and was honored as a Meyhew Teaching Award Finalist. Dr. Bunn has written publications in the area of doctor-patient communications and medical education. His most recently published article discusses how to help medical students develop more empathy for the mentally ill. Dr. Bunn attended medical school at Des Moines University with clinical training at Ohio University. His psychiatry training was completed at the University of Utah, where he received outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently provides psychiatric care for a number of organizations including the BYU Student Health Center, UVRMC, Universal Health Systems, and Innerchange. In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. Dr. Bunn takes a conservative approach to medication management.
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Position: Medication Manager
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 to include a BS in Applied Psychology, BS in Communication Studies, and a Dispute Resolution Certificate. Kelly has completed additional graduate coursework in Behavior Modification and currently provides individual behavior support services to Dragonfly students.
She is the mental health consultant for the local Oregon Pre-Kindergarten and Migrant Head Start Programs. The Oregon Air National Guard brought Kelly and her husband, Jeff to Klamath Falls in 1987 where they have established a large family. Kelly provided foster care in Klamath County for 23 years for high risk infants and currently has a graduate certificate in Providing Therapy for 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 have to work together to create a functioning system.
Kelly has been around the Dragonfly community for the past twelve years 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 taking care of kids, Kelly likes to attend ballet, tap, jazz, or modern dance classes.
Position: Primary Therapist
Jordan holds an M.S. Degree in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University. He has worked in the mental health counseling and substance abuse field for over five years, including prior experience in working with adolescents and adults with dual diagnoses. Jordan prefers to meet clients where they are to develop rapport and encourage change through a positive and supportive therapeutic relationship. His interests include using motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Jordan believes in the power of connection and enjoys working with family and support networks to help clients realize their therapeutic goals. Jordan enjoys working with the LGBTQIA population and uses personal experience to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and caring space for exploration, growth, and healing.
He has received a number of accolades including membership in Chi Sigma Iota, the international and professional academic honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors.
As a former collegiate athlete, he earned All-American status in soccer and basketball and was the 2002 National Soccer Player of the Year in soccer. As an athlete and outdoor enthusiast, he believes that healing and growth can come from pushing personal limits and connecting with others through athletics and nature. Jordan is an avid hiker and completed 650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021 before an injury sidelined him.
When he is not working Jordan enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and CrossFit. He believes in the power of nature to connect spiritually.
Position: Primary Therapist
Social worker by day, Wisconsin sports fan by night. Lindsey earned her BSW at UW-Oshkosh, focusing on social justice and followed this degree with her MSW, with a focus in trauma informed practice and human rights at Southern University of New York, Buffalo. Lindsey comes to us with a background working with youth with severe and persistent mental health diagnosis, individuals experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence, violence prevention and different realms of the child welfare system. Through these experiences, Lindsey has worked with a multitude of unique and diverse individuals, placing value in these traits and individuality in the therapeutic process. Through practice, Lindsey has developed a strong interest in incorporating non-deliberative practices (such as art, rhythm, movement, sound, and sensory approaches) and explores with clients if and how this would be beneficial in their process. Lindsey holds a strong belief that there is growth in connection and utilizes this belief while building rapport and continuing through the therapeutic process.
Though Lindsey grew up in Wisconsin, she has been in Oregon since 2017 and has been finding a sense of home while here. In her spare time, Lindsey spends most of her time with her animals, her dog Zen and two rabbits Cozmo and Pluto, as well as indulging her right brain with painting, creating mosaics, writing poetry, drawing, and singing like nobody is watching! Through the chains of change, Lindsey has found great comfort, meaning ,and guidance from the following statement, “when you’re headed in the right direction, the universe follows”.
Position: Primary Therapist
Elias comes from an honorable 24 years of military background serving in the U.S. Marine Corps & retiring from the U.S. Air-force. His goal is to bring awareness of the mental health crisis and breakdown the stigma that has been instilled in our society, preventing us from seeking help when the season arrives w/our mental health needs. Elias uses a client-centered approach, motivational interviewing, cognitive Behavior Therapy, and solution-focused therapy to encourage his clients to identify the strengths that lie within them.
While stationed in Puerto Rico, Elias obtained his Bachelors of Nursing at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico (Metro campus). He later attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas where he earned a Masters in Social Work with a specialization of “Service to Hispanic Children and Families.”
When he is not working, you can find him riding the waves of the ocean or snow dust from the mountains. Additionally, he enjoys jogging, gardening, and exploring new places to eat.