Meet our Vocational Team
Angie Ramsey, Skagit/Island County Manager
I have worked in this field since 2013 when I moved to Washington State from the Midwest. The opportunity to support people in our communities to secure and maintain meaningful, engaging employment keeps me coming back every day with a sense of clarity and purpose. I enjoy turning community connections into job matches that benefit the people we serve as well as the businesses we support. In my role I get to support our amazing team of Employment Specialists providing excellent vocational services in Island and Skagit Counties. In my free time you’ll find me with my husband and two young kiddos- hiking, beach-going, reading and watching movies on beautiful Whidbey Island.
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
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