Meet the Team
Position: Human Resources Manager
I was born and raised in Southern California. While earning my BA in Psychology, I worked as a flight attendant, traveling and connecting with people of all walks of life. I previously worked as a crisis counselor, but decided to pursue higher education and go into the business side of healthcare. I earned my MBA from Western Governors University and have experience working for both rural clinics and a larger hospital, connecting patients to resources available to them as a Patient Advocate. Most recently, I am coming from the VA, where I did payroll for the clinical team, as well as, worked with Veterans and their families to help them navigate through the VA healthcare system.
I am married to a wildland firefighter, and Oregon is the fifth state we have lived in, and are finally calling our forever home. We have two little boys and a German Shorthair Pointer named Scout. As a family we love to hike and fish, or do anything that gets us outside and exploring.
Coming to Dragonfly as the HR manager has been an exciting opportunity to use both previous experiences along with my education to help support staff. I am looking to building strong relationships with the team and supporting Dragonfly’s mission in our community!
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: Academic and Vocational Director
An Oregon native, Liz earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from University of Oregon and her Masters in Teaching from Concordia University in Portland, OR. Liz is a certified behavioral coach from her time as an Academic coach at a therapeutic program in Bend, OR. After traveling the Pan-American highway with her husband and dog, she landed in Klamath Falls and went back to teaching in the classroom, eventually turning back to her desire to work with college students, found herself here at Dragonfly as the Academic Director. As the Academic Director, Lis will bring the experiences from both teaching and coaching to provide academic skills and accountability to her students.
As the Academic Director at Dragonfly, Liz is responsible for completing academic assessments for new students, teaching study skills, assisting students in class registration and future college planning, communicating with professors about student progress and connecting students with disability services and activities around campus.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys van camping with her family, riding mountain and road bikes, skiing and baking cookies.
Position: Finance & Compliance Manager
Keady has extensive experience in administrative roles and brings professional presence in her position as Office Manager at Dragonfly.
After spending several years in Southern California working in the funeral industry, she relocated back to Southern Oregon and is excited to be part of the Dragonfly team. In her role as Office Manager, Keady is responsible for assisting with student’s weekly schedules for each term, overseeing and tracking student accounts, and most importantly providing support to both the students and staff team. 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 two 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.”