Vice President of Operations
Dave became involved with Teen Challenge in 1988 when he agreed to serve on a local committee for the Spokane Men’s Center. After 18 years of service on local committees and TC Corporate Boards he resigned his pastorate in February of 2007 to begin working for Teen Challenge as the Operations Officer. His desire is to see Teen Challenge strengthen in every aspect and operate according to our Core Values, Creed, and Student Covenant.
Vice President of Business Development
Rodger served for 12 years as a volunteer on a Teen Challenge local committee, then as a corporate board member. In April of 2009, he was hired as the Director of Business Development for Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest Centers, bringing with him over 35 years of retail management experience. His retail background and leadership has contributed to tremendous financial growth. It is his desire to serve every student with vocational training while financially supporting the ministry.
Regional Facilities Manager
Charlie has been on staff since 2000. He is the Maintenance and Projects Manager, and he travels to all the centers in the Northwest; assisting the Senior Executive Director and the local Directors in planning, organizing, purchasing and directing the management of facilities maintenance and projects.
Administration Office Manager
Charlene has been on staff with Teen Challenge since 2004. Charlene is the Office Manager, Lead Bookkeeper and a vital part of the Administration office. Charlene is very honored to be a small part of the Teen Challenge Ministry and grateful for all the lives that have been changed for Our Lord and Savior!
Executive Administrative Assistant
Lindy started full-time ministry with Teen Challenge in 1998 at Mid-America Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She also served as the Office Manager for the Spokane Men's Center from 2000 until 2005. Lindy now serves as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO/President who is also her husband.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new is here!" —2 Corinthians 5:17
Executive Director - Thrift Store Operations
In December of 2003, I entered the Teen Challenge program in Portland, Oregon, having spent over twenty years in addiction. Through the ministry of Teen Challenge, I came to know Christ and His power to live a life of purpose. Following my graduation a year later, I served an internship and eventually was hired as manager of the Portland Thrift Store, putting my prior experience in retail management into practice. In the ensuing years, I became a member of the Business Development Team and had the opportunity to manage the thrift stores in Springfield, Tillamook, and finally Salem, where I have spent the last five years. In 2013, I became the Executive Director of Thrift Store Operations, overseeing the eleven thrift stores and one coffee shop throughout the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to working with the Business Development Team to grow this vital arm of the ministry of Teen Challenge to the glory of God.
IT & Media Director
Dawson began working with Teen Challenge on a freelance basis in 2009 and came on board full-time in 2010. He is responsible for regional media production (including print, video, and web design), and he manages the administration office technology. He loves to solve problems, and proudly accepts the unofficial title of "office geek!"
Staff Accountant, Human Resources Coordinator
Megan joined the office staff in 2012 as the Human Resources Coordinator. She handles our payroll, human resources, and insurance needs; and assists with financial reports, bank reconciliations, and other accounting functions.
Staff Accountant, Accounts Payable
Christine has been on staff at Teen Challenge since 2007. She serves as an Assistant Bookkeeper in charge of Accounts Payable, and she is our Office Manager's right-hand woman to help keep things running smoothly in the administration office. Christine feels blessed to be a part of this great ministry.
Staff Accountant, Business Development
Sheila joined the office staff in 2012 as the administrative bookkeeper for the thrift stores. She has a Bachelors degree in Accounting and an Associates degree in Business Management. She is excited to be apart of such a great team and wonderful organization.
Diane joined the regional administration office staff in 2007. She is serving as an administrative assistant; her duties include assisting with bank reconciliations, data entry for accounts receivable, and updating donor files. She enjoys working with the other staff members and assisting in the ministry of Teen Challenge.
Donor and Gifts Management
Liz Albanese has been on staff with Teen Challenge since 2011. Her responsibilities include Data Entry and helping with other Administrative duties. She loves Teen Challenge and enjoys working in a ministry that changes lives.
Donor Services Specialist
Scott is a 2006 graduate of Teen Challenge in Arizona. After completing an internship in Arizona, he attended the Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in Lebanon, Oregon. During his schooling he met his wife—a graduate of Salem Bible College and Elementary Children's Ministry Director at Oak Creek Christian Center. Since 1981 Scott has been entertaining people as an illusionist. Throughout Scott’s career he has had the opportunity to work with magicians such as Allan Rasco and André Kole and to travel to several different countries on five continents around the globe. God opened the door for Scott to minister with Teen Challenge, and in 2012 Scott began coordinating the Student Sponsorship Program for the Pacific Northwest Regional office.
Donor Services Coordinator
Breanne has been on staff with Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest since 2008. She began working in the Donor and Gifts Management department, while simultaneously attending Oregon State University. She graduated from Oregon State in June 2013 with her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Sciences. She joined our team as Donor Services Coordinator in July 2013. As Donor Services Coordinator she works closely with the Donor and Gifts Management department. Her job responsibilities include, assembling data for donor services, creating and providing donor reports and thank you programs, along with creating and implementing strategies for donor appreciation. She has an enormous passion for Teen Challenge and loves serving with the staff across the Pacific Northwest.
IT & Financial Reports Coordinator
Josh joined the Teen Challenge administration office in January of 2012 as a finance and accounting intern working with accounts payable, budgets, and financial reports. He graduated from Oregon State University in March of 2013 with a B.S. in Finance and currently serves as the IT and Financial Reports Coordinator. He is responsible for all Blackbaud database administration and training, as well as creating and analyzing financial reports. He loves being involved with Teen Challenge and contributing to an organization that positively affects so many individuals and communities.