Staff

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JOSHUA WALLACE

CEO & President

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CODY B. WEST

Chief Program Officer

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SITE STAFF

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STEPHANIE TOMPKINS

Director

Stephanie is an enrolled elder of the Squaxin Island Tribe and identifies as a person in long-term recovery who is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. She has over sixteen years’ experience in addiction treatment and twelve years in peer services. Her work experience includes Director for Northwest Indian Treatment Center and Thunderbird Residential Center. She has been involved in projects to offer recovery support and peer services to clients and tribes and is a Recovery Coach and Ethics in Coaching trainer. She has worked with most of the tribes in Washington State in some capacity through referrals, recovery coaching and as a co-founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance, where she served as a board member and a full-term as board president.

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HANA KLIMEK

Program Manager

Hana Klimek was born and raised in Olympia, WA. She identifies as a person with lived experience, and she is grateful for finding hope and recovery through peer services. She loves the arts and the inspiring people she has in her life today. Hana began her career as a certified peer counselor in 2018 before making her way into supportive housing in 2020. She is skilled in many social services that include connecting to resources, developing supportive relationships, self-advocacy, stable housing, and employment. Hana believes strongly in the spirit of peer services, and she is thrilled to join the team. She will bring her passion for her work, commitment to her community, and dedication to members to her role as Program Manager of Housing and Employment Services with Peer Olympia.

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BRI MCNELEY

Program Manager

Growing up in Montesano, WA, Bri has lived in multiple cities/towns in Washington, Sacramento, and Costa Rica but settled in Olympia. There, she has raised three kids, two dogs, four cats, 16 chickens, three ducks, and one lizard with her husband, Jay. Bri loves gardening, food preservation (canning, fermenting, etc), camping, mushroom and plant foraging, reading, and watching British murder mystery shows. 

Bri attended the University of Washington and studied Psychology to understand her struggles with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and PTSD. She started peer coaching with Peer Olympia and realized peer work allowed her to draw on her education but, more importantly, utilize her lived experiences to help others. Bri now serves on the Pregnant and Parenting Work Group for the Thurston County Opioid Response Task Force and facilitates support groups at Peer Olympia, including Parents in Recovery. 

Bri started binge drinking at 14 to cope with PTSD and anxiety. At 21, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and started using opiates and cocaine. Eventually becoming unhoused, Bri became pregnant with her first child and moved back to Olympia. She was able to quit abusing drugs and alcohol during her pregnancy, but her mental health challenges carried on for many years. She eventually found peace through meditative and mindfulness practices, DBT, therapy, and support from her family and friends. While she still struggles with her PTSD, Bri has never experienced joy and contentment the way she does now.

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BROOKE BOLDING

Peer Services Specialist

Brooke was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They escaped the Bible Belt at 19 and have called Olympia home ever since. Brooke's journey with mental health challenges has led them to some...interesting places. They believe peer support is powerful and look forward to using their lived experience to support others in recovery. Brooke enjoys long walks in the woods, water views, and fried okra. Their most prized accomplishment is teaching their semi-feral cat to shake hands. 

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JORDAN LOVAAS

Peer Services Specialist

Jordan grew up in Washington, spending most of his time outdoors. His experience with addiction, housing instability, and recovery from abuse drives him to look for paths to recovery wherever they might pop up. The partnerships peer-to-peer models have allowed him to build, especially with incarcerated youth, have been high points of his social and professional life. Through these experiences, working with trans and queer students and children in the community, Jordan has developed a love of service and gratitude for opportunities to connect with folks in recovery. 

Jordan found recovery in Olympia at 17 years of age and loves this community more with each year that passes. He is passionate about history and fiber arts. When he's not at work, he's doing arts and crafts, reading fantasy, or enjoying the water and the woods. 

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DEVIN HOFFART

Peer Services Specialist

Devin was born in 1978 to a single mother in Huron, SD. Just before her 2nd birthday, her mom married her stepdad. He had a substance use disorder, and her mom struggled with mental health. Devin also had trouble with her mental health, using alcohol and marijuana when she was 16. When she was in her early 30’s, she began using opioids regularly. On October 8, 2015, Devin started Medication Assisted Treatment at Evergreen Treatment Services. In March of 2021, she completed that program and is happy to be in recovery!

 

Devin joined Peer Olympia as a front desk volunteer in November 2021 and has taken several trainings, including de-escalation, CPR, Recovery Coach Academy, and Naloxone training. She is currently a Peer Coach, and as of August 2022, she is the Front Desk/Volunteer Coordinator at Peer Olympia.

Ever since moving to Olympia in 2001, she has fallen in love with the surrounding mountains and ocean. When she’s not exploring, you can usually find her reading or going on walks with her husband of 11 years.

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DAN EVANS

Peer Services Specialist

Born and raised in England, Dan moved to Washington state in 2005, after which he spent most of his time in Olympia. As an Evergreen graduate studying nonprofit administration, he has since worked and volunteered with several local nonprofit, public, and private sector offices in the Olympia area. In his journeys through mental health recovery and housing instability, Dan has experienced firsthand the power of peer-led support and services and is thrilled to work with such a program. 

Dan is a proud queer man and an active member/producer of the Olympia queer performance scene. He shares his life with an amazing girlfriend and their 17-year-old cat.