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Program Director

I am the Program Director for Housing Independence. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Prior to this I volunteered and coached Basketball for Special Olympics as well as helped with the Drama Program and Track and Field. I absolutely loved my experience there and am excited to continue to work in a similar capacity! I love hiking, volleyball, watching movies and reading!



Housing Resource and Resident Services Manager

I am the Housing Resource manager at Housing Independence. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Community Health. I have a passion for helping those around me. While I was in Spokane I worked at Meals on Wheels as the Home Care Manager. also enjoyed being a Barista for 5 years and love coffee! I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, and participating in my intramural volleyball team.


Nic Angeles

Housing Resource Assistant Manager

I have been working for Housing Independence since 2016, before that I was a basketball coach and skills trainer at the YMCA for 3 years. Basketball, movies, and health is something I’m passionate in and will talk all day about! I love the support that we as a company provide and new learning opportunities that are available. ” Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”


René Alton

DSA Coordinator

René graduated with her BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University in 2018 and decided that IR was, unfortunately, not the field of her dreams. Fortunately, she got a job offer from Housing Independence and she made the big move all the way to Portland to pursue a career that was not only meaningful, but FUN! You can catch her driving around to drop off supplies and hosting Housing Independence events with her dog, Marcy!


Tyler Freedman

Employment Coordinator

Hello! I’m Tyler, and I am the Employment Coordinator here at Housing Independence! My B.S. in Psychology gives me a unique ability to work with our clients to find a setting that gives them the best opportunity to succeed! I have a long history of working with clients with I/DD and am passionate about the work I do! I love being able to see the confidence that independence in working gives our clients! In my free time, I love to spend time with my dogs, play French Horn, and I am currently pursuing my MBA!