Myles Maxey joined the DD Services team as the Director in 2020. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Science and is completed his dissertation work to finish up his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Utah State University. Myles has years of experience in the intellectual and developmental disabilities services field spanning across the provider services, case management services, and state government agency. Myles was born and raised in Southern New Mexico, but has also lived in Washington, Utah, and Oregon. He is excited to be a part of the small town community in Klamath County and working to develop collaborative partnerships. In his free time, Myles enjoys spending time with his family, disability advocacy and research, and refereeing high school sports.
Heidi Gaitheris the Program Administrator and began working at DD Services in 2018. Heidi earned a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University and Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology from Oregon Tech. Before joining the team at DDS, Heidi’s background included working in residential treatment, early childhood education programs, and organizational development. A Klamath Falls native, Heidi appreciates the abundance of outdoor activities and opportunities this area provides. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, entertaining friends and family, crafting, and creating one-of-a-kind custom cakes.
Wendy Howard is the Lead Case Manager/Quality Assurance and has been working at DD Services since 2011. Prior to working at DDS Wendy worked for the school district, REACH, Reach, and SPOKES. Wendy is a native of Klamath Falls and her entire family lives here as well. In her free time, Wendy enjoys cooking and baking and takes advantage of the outdoor opportunities by camping, fishing, and working in her greenhouse.
Annette Van Riper is the Eligibility Specialist and started working at DD Services in 2011.Prior to working at DDS, Annette worked for the school district and in the mental health field. Annette loves the beautiful scenery and the small town feel of Klamath Falls. When she isn’t working, Annette enjoys camping, hiking, baking, and spending time with family.
Dennis Garcia is a Case Manager and started working at DD Services in 2014. Dennis has worked in the Developmental Disability field for 22 years including for Klamath County School District and Klamath Falls City Schools. Dennis loves the small town feel of Klamath Falls and appreciates the outdoor opportunities. When he’s not working, Dennis enjoys mountain biking, spending time with his family, and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.
Drew Tessler is a Case Manager and started at DD Services in 2018. He has spent the last 25 years working closely with people with disabilities as an educator. And although he grew up in Ohio, Drew has spent time living in Wisconsin, California, Colorado, Illinois and now, Oregon. Drew and his daughters moved here in the summer of 2017 from Chicago. Together, they enjoy camping, hiking, reading books, listening to music and road trips to the coast.
Madison Meyer is a Case Aide and started working at DD Services in 2018. Prior to working at DDS, she worked for a medical clinic in Bend. Madison relocated to Klamath Falls from Bend and appreciates the slower pace and small community. When she’s not working, Madison enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, dog MJ, and outdoors, including rafting, fishing, and hiking.
Terra Zumwalt is the Foster Home Certification and Licensing Specialist and also serves as the Designated Referral Contact. She started working at DD Services in 2016. Terra graduated from Oregon Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology and a Masters in Forensic Psychology from Walden University. Terra grew up in Klamath Falls and is a proud member of the community. When she’s not working, Terra enjoys attending her children’s extracurricular activities, spending time with family, and cooking.
Teresa Cobian is a Case Manager and started working at DD Services in 2015. She graduated from Oregon Tech with a Bachelors of Applied Psychology and a Minor in Human Communication. Teresa loves Klamath Falls and appreciates the positive changes she is seeing in the community. When she’s not working, Teresa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, discovering new restaurants, and spending time outdoors.
Tina Scotton is a Case Aide and started working at DD Services in 2018. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Arts in Medieval Studies and completed a study abroad year in England. Tina also spent four years in the US Army and is a proud member of the Veteran community. Tina grew up in Klamath Falls and enjoys the year-round sunshine of the area. When she’s not working, Tina enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and singing.
Asia Davis is the DD ONA Assessor. She started working at DD Services in 2018 as a Case Manager. She graduated from Oregon State University—Cascades with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Science - Human Services. Prior to working at DDS, Asia worked for local mental health facilities. She grew up in Klamath Falls and appreciates the tight-knit community. When she’s not working, Asia enjoys gardening, working on her mini-farm, camping, and spending time with her children.
Geneva Lewis is the Abuse Investigator and has been at DD Services since 2017. Geneva’s career has been solely focused on ensuring members of our community remain safe. Prior to working at DDS she worked in Law Enforcement for 14 years and spent four years in the Marine Corps. Geneva appreciates that members of our community are personable and welcoming. When she is not working, Geneva enjoys working with her horses and swimming.
Suzy Rogers is the Senior Chief Office Deputy for DD Services. Although Klamath Falls is her hometown her family also lived in the Willamette Valley where she worked for Oregon State University for 6 years and Linn Benton Community College for 4 years. Suzy and her husband returned to their roots of Klamath Falls in 2001 to raise their two children. She worked at JELD-WEN for 17 years in the Policies & Procedures department and continued in various Customer Service and Project Management positions while there. She and her husband also have a small acreage farm where they raise horses and cattle. In their spare time, they enjoy family time, camping, traveling, anything outdoors and visiting the coast.
Jeff Elliot is a Case Manager for DD Services he joined our team after 18 months with Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage, Jeff also comes from a vast background in the military where he retired after 34 years as Maintenance Chief Master sergeants from Kingsley Field Air Base. His passion in working with DD stems from a love of helping people and assisting them in finding their own path. He enjoys Klamath Falls because of the small community environment and less traffic. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, grand kids and playing guitar.
Ashley Dearing is the DD Monitoring Specialist and joined our team in 2019 as a Case Manager. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Applied Psychology, with a focus on Human Services. Ashley has been in case management since 2016 with the DD community. She was born and raised in Klamath Falls. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and children and exploring life together. When she’s not working Ashley enjoys gardening, geocaching, vacations, family time, and listening to music.
Antony Judson is a Case Manager and started working for DD Services in 2019. He was born and raised for the first 12 years of his life in Germany, as an Army BRAT. He can speak and write German fluently. He loves to travel and has lived in Germany, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Washington twice and Oregon twice and Arizona three times. He graduated from Old Dominion University with degrees in Human Services Counseling. He has worked as a Special Education Teacher, a Therapeutic Mentor for children with Autism, ran a Children’s Residential Treatment Program, worked in Child Welfare, was a Program Manager for a Residential Treatment Center that specialized in working with children with sensory issues/ Autism and ran a shelter that specialized in working with children that were in the care of Child Welfare. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son and going to beach.
Bekah Mathis is a Case Manager and starting working for DD Services in 2019. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s of Science in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology and Culture. Bekah grew up in the Klamath Basin and loves the friendly community environment. Bekah Loves the Pacific Northwest and the diverse culture and landscapes that it offers. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, hiking, gardening, and painting.
Ashley Hunsinger is the Front Office Specialist and joined the DD Services Team in 2019. Ashley graduated from Ashford University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a focus on Mass Communication and Journalism. Ashley is from California but has been living in the Klamath Basin for most of her life. Away from work, she enjoys spending all of her time with her husband and daughters, reading, and traveling.
Karla Grimes is a Case Manager and started working for DD Services in 2019. She has an Associate’s Degree in Psychology and Engineering. She worked for 16 years in Corrections and 2 years at Arizona DD Services. She spends her time with family, gardening, and home projects. Karla loves to travel and sightsee. Klamath has been welcoming and it is nice to live in a smaller community with outdoor activities.
Sarah Alderman is a Case Manager and started working for DD Services in 2020. She has spent most of her life in Oregon and moved to Klamath Falls in 2017 to finish schooling. She’s a proud ‘Hootie’ (OIT graduate) with a BS in Applied Psychology and is now thrilled to be a part of the DDS team. She loves spending time with her husband, their beloved ‘pup children’ (Chiquito and Maximus) and the wonderful friends she has met. She loves animals, enjoys outdoor exploration, music, cooking/baking, films, reading, and learning…always learning and growing!
AbbyRinehart is a Case Manager and started working for DD Services in 2020. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences - Human Services, as well as a minor in Speech Communication. Prior to working at DDS, Abby worked for Disability Access Services on her campus and in adolescent mental health services. Abby has lived in Eastern and Western Oregon and is now excited to be a part of the community here in Southern Oregon! In her spare time, Abby enjoys gardening, spending time with family, and going on long walks.
Jolene Newman is a Case Manager and started working for DD Services in 2020. She is a native of Utah and relocated to Klamath Falls to join the DDS team. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marriage and Family Studies from BYU-Idaho and is currently working on an M.A. in Human Services through Regent University. When not working or going to school, Jolene loves to explore Oregon and travel around the world, including her favorite places like Germany, Croatia, Alaska, or back to Utah to visit family. She is an avid Broadway musical fan and loves visiting New York City to see the latest shows.