Meet our Vocational Team
Sherwood's Vocational Team
Ganelle Mullins, Employment Specialist Lead / ASL Interpreter (she/her)
I have been an employment specialist for about 9 years and have been with Sherwood since 2018. I work with I/DD Adults through DVR, DDA and local School Districts in Transition Programs. I look forward to locating jobs that match clients with employers for successful placement opportunities. I am very passionate about supporting both clients and employers in opportunities to further a community that promotes inclusion for all. Before becoming an Employment Specialist, I worked as a Para for various school districts supporting students that were Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
I enjoy gardening, canning, sewing, knitting, crocheting and various other crafty things. I recently started collecting antiques that are useful such as a working treadle sewing machine and am looking to acquire a Spinning Wheel for making my own yarn for knitting. I have several Pomeranians that keep things noisy and interesting as well as grandchildren. My biggest joy is my family.
Jamie Claypool, Employment Specialist I
1 year at Sherwood
Amber Klitzke, Employment Specialist I (she/her)
1 year at Sherwood
Gayle McGinnis, Employment Specialist I
Gayle joined the Sherwood team as an Employment Specialist in 2017. She has a passion for helping others reach their employment goals and lead independent lives. Gayle enjoys spending time with her family, baking and traveling
Daysi Mendez, Employment Specialist I
I have been with Sherwood for a year now, Sherwood is an amazing organization I enjoy working with everyone and enjoy working with my clients. My job title is Employment Specialist 1 and Diversity Equity support, I am bilingual and I am looking forward to help Sherwood reach out to the Spanish Community and be able to support and help them. I grew up in California and have lived in Sultan for about 6 years now. I am a mother to a 5 year old who I spend all of my free time with, we love watching Movies and playing board games.
Bria Rainey, Employment Specialist I
I have been an Employment Specialist 1 for three years with Sherwood. I believe in and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion for people of all walks of life without discrimination. When I’m not working, I can often be found singing, playing my guitar, or working on albums with friends.
Jolynn Rothrock, Employment Specialist I
I am a Graduate of UW and taught school for a short time before making Sherwood my career. I have been at Sherwood for over 30 years and making a difference and Sherwood’s mission our words I live my life by.
Kim Schaaf, Employment Specialist I
It is my love of people, and my desire to help people, that makes working with Sherwood as an Employment Specialist the perfect career for me. Although I am new to living on the Island I have been a resident of Oak Harbor in my heart for years. Since my move, I have thrown myself into the community and I couldn’t be happier!
Nicole Smith, Employment Specialist I
My name is Nicole Smith and I have been an Employment Specialist 1 at Sherwood since May 2020, but have been in this field since 2016. In the meantime, I have successfully studied and achieved becoming a Community Protection Specialist and Trainer for Skagit and Snohomish Counties. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time at home with my family and puppies.
Jayde Stewart, Employment Specialist I
I have been a job coach for 3 years at Sherwood. I am a crafter of all sorts. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I have two kids, a fiancé, and a border collie.
Wendy St. George, Employment Specialist I
Joined Sherwood Community Services 2020
Associate Degree, Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science Degree, Education