Meet our Team

Meet Aristarco! Aris has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 8/3/2017

Hello, my name is Aristarco Herrera. I also go by Aris. I have been a DSP for DD & MH Provider of  Oregon for over a year now and have worked and volunteered with individuals for four years. I am 21 years old and I am attending Mt. Hood Community College. I plan on transferring to Portland State University to pursue a career in Special Education. I enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, watching sports, and coaching for Special Olympics. I am comfortable working in Sandy, Gresham, Troutdale, or Damascus areas. I have most experience working with teens/young adults with autism, but I enjoy working with all ages and any disability. I currently have a full schedule and I am either working or attending school. Thank you.

Meet Alyssa! Alyssa has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 3/5/2018

My name is Alyssa and I live in the Gateway area of Portland. I work around the Hollywood district, Gresham and Troutdale typically.  When it comes to being a DSP, my skills include hygiene supports, transportation supports and budgeting supports. My typical day with my clients usually consists of getting out of the house to go and do something for the day, grocery shopping, cleaning their house and dressing them. I enjoy working with people and although I might be a little quiet at first, I feel like over time I open up and create a good connection with the client. Outside of work, my hobbies include playing video games, reading, working out, hiking, fishing and snowboarding.

Meet Ambria! Ambria has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 8/1/2017

Hi, I’m Ambria! I have been a people person well for like forever. My friends and family tell me that I have a need to make others happy. That my inner child wants to embrace and bring joy to people. Some of my hobbies include gardening, camping, hiking, beading, painting, stained glasses, all kinds of art and helping people.  I’ve lived in the Sandy area for over 22 years. I enjoy finding fun things to do that are free or cost just a little. My greatest joy is sharing a positive outlook on everything in daily life.

Meet Cheryl! Sherry has been on our Team as a DSP since 12/6/2018

My name is Sherry. I live and work in Sandy Oregon. I work Monday through Friday morning and afternoon, and occasional evenings. I’ve been providing care to our Seniors and people with Disabilities for many years. My hobbies include anything that I am able to do with my grown kids and Grandkids.

Meet Dorothy! Dorothy has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 4/12/2018

Hello I’m Dorothy and I live in Eaglecreek and work in Clackamas County.I enjoy in-home care with the skills I have learned through life. I enjoy outdoor activities and animals of all kinds.M y favorite hobbies are flower gardens and horses bicycling and camping.

Meet Elizabeth! Elizabeth has been our Direct Support Professional Since 4/6/218
March 2019 Employee of the Month!

Hi my name is Elizabeth I live in Portland area. I’ve worked as a caregiver for almost five years. I have two jobs being a caregiver in the Gresham and Tigard area. I also enjoy helping others.

Meet Gail! Gail has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional Since 10/24/2018

Hello I’m Gail, and I live in Boring, Oregon. I like to work fairly close to home, Estacada, Sandy, Damascus, Gresham, Welches, I have three children and three grandchildren. What I like about working with my clients: It is really great to see them smiling, laughing, happy. Just enjoying getting out in the community. My hobbies: are my grandchildren, plants, animals mainly dogs, love cats too and also horses. I prefer working Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. I can do some evenings & weekends

Meet Hope! Hope has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional Since 10/31/2017

My name is Hope and I have been working in this field for over three years now. What drew me towards this type of work is my passion to help those who are wanting to become more confident in their abilities and be more independent. Outside of work my hobbies include rock climbing, yoga, backpacking and traveling. I keep an open mind with my clients from different background and life choices and I’m confident in my work ethic.

Meet Jennifer! Jennifer has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 10/19/2018

Hey my Name’s Jennifer I have been a caregiver for about 10 years I have worked all over Portland I’m currently working in SE Portland I enjoy going out in the community and having a good time with my clients.

Meet Jessica! Jessica has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional sine 6/11/2018

Hello, my name is Jessica. I would like to take a minute of your time to tell you about myself. I currently live in Portland with my husband and my old dog Sasha. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends and family. My favorite activities are going to see plays/musicals and spending time at the beach. My husband and I like to see movies and try new foods restaurants. My favorite hobbies are traveling, karaoke and doing a variety of arts and crafts. My favorite time of year is Fall because of all the trees turning beautiful colors. I love all types of music but mostly listen to 80’s classic rock and R&B. On my days off you can usually find me playing with my dog except in winter when I am rooting for my Seattle Seahawks. My husband is a Minnesota Viking so our household has learned to respectfully communicate and compromise. I grew up on a small farm in the country with a horse named Susie Q, cows, chickens and sheep. I am a big dog lover and have always had a special dog in my life. My favorite childhood memories are winning a goldfish at the school carnival, riding bikes down dirt roads, harvesting pears and Christmas festivities at my grandparents. My sister and I as little girls enjoyed making up gymnastic routines, playing in the pool and building a tree fort. My greatest accomplishment is graduating from Portland State University. Since then I have worked with children with behavioral and developmental disabilities in the classroom. In 2012 I began working with adults with disabilities. I have had the privilege to work with individuals with all types of disabilities and diverse backgrounds. It has always been my passion to help others fulfill their goals. I have experience assisting individuals with supported employment and in-home supports such as cooking, budgeting and organizing there home. Also, I enjoy taking clients to group activities and assist them in socially interacting with others. I believe in helping individuals to advocate for themselves and becoming as independent as they can. My friends would most likely describe me as having an outgoing personality, talkative and sarcastic. If I was asked to describe myself I would say that I am honest, reliable and funny. My personal goal to accomplish is traveling to every continent. So far I have been to N. America, Asia, Australia, and partly Antarctica but you will have to ask me about that story later!

Meet Kellie! Kellie has been on our Team the Client Resource Coordinator since 1/3/2019

My name is Kellie McDonald and I live in Brightwood Oregon. I have two sons that are 29 and 27 and they are my everything. I am currently the Client Resource Coordinator with DD &MH Provider of Oregon and I love what I do. My favorite part about my job is to watch our clients grow in all aspects of their lives knowing that we have helped them with achieving this. I love animals, the sunshine and spending time with my family.

Meet Kendallyn! Kendallyn has been on our Team as a Direct Support Proffesional since 2/27/2019

“Hello, I’m Kendallyn! I’m 23 years old and am new to DD & MH Provider of Oregon but have been a personal support worker for over 2 years. I love to paint, blog, hang out with my huge family and work on graphic design in my spare time. I love to be creative! I am comfortable working in the Sandy, Eagle Creek, Estacada, and Damascus area. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends!”

Meet Madysen! Madysen has been working with our Agency as a Direct Support Professional since 9/14/2017.

Hello there, my name is Madysen, I am 22 years old. In September I will be with DD & MH provider of Oregon for two years. I am also a nanny, I have been a nanny for the same family for going on 7 years now. I am attending Mount Hood Community College and will be graduating very soon. My hobbies would include, kayaking, hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, hiking. The preferred geographical areas that I typically like working in would be, Sandy, Gresham, Troutdale or Damascus. I work Monday-Friday mornings and nights, my nights usually end at about 7:30 pm. I love working with children, I have worked with three children with Downs Syndrome. I have worked with many adults with different types of disability.  My schedule for my nanny job stays about the same, for months, but can change due to their schedule change. My school schedule is an online class and a morning class on Fridays, that also will change due to starting a new term. Thank you for taking the time to read my bio.

Meet Melissa! Melissa has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 7/10/2018

Hello my name is Melissa, and I am a fan of the outdoors, and love to cook delicious food. I have lived in Oregon, close to Portland, for at least 10 years, and enjoy the weather here except for the rain.  Well, sometimes I like the rain. I am a fan of animals, and have owned animals that since I was a child. I am a fan of meeting people and going out for adventures within Oregon and outside of Oregon as well.  I love music, and loves all types of music and discovering new artists that I enjoy.

Meet Noemy! Noemy has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 12/27/2018

Hello my name is Noemy and I was born in southern California. Moved to Dallas Oregon in 1998.Lived there for 14yrs. Then we moved to Gladstone Oregon.2014. I like the outdoors I like to go rafting in the summer enjoy the Sun as much as I can go Sun Tanning or like going to the movies walks Beach and I like to get lost see where the shoe takes me

Meet Bill and Patricia Kendrick! Bill is the Network Administrator and Patricia is the Agency Director.

We decided to open DD & MH Provider of Oregon because I have served the DD/ID community for 10 years as an Independent Contractor and wanted to give more to my beautiful community of Sandy Oregon. Since June of 2017, we have been able to help Sandy Activity Night grow into a community Resource that offers supports, services, and skills in order give people the tools to contribute to their community on all levels. We appreciate our community supporters, our Team, and the people we serve, without you, we would not be who we are!

Meet Rebecca! Rebecca has been on our Team since 12/4/2017 as a Direct Support Professional

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am in my early 30’s. I have always enjoyed doing things outside and love sports. I am also a homebody when I am not working. Although I do love working with people. It fulfills me to help others and I have always been very mothering towards others. I have worked in the field with people with disabilities for about 5 years now and prior to that, I worked in a long term care facility as a CNA.(certified nursing assistant) Being a Direct Support Professional has been a great eye opener for me on how special a lifetime is! I work in this field Monday through Friday. I like to have my weekends so I can regroup and be the best I can be with others. Everyone I work withalways becomes a friend! 

Meet Rechelle! Rechelle has been our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 2/4/2019

Hello, my name is Rechelle. I’m currently a DSP and work for DD & MH of Oregon. I’m 27 years old and I’ve lived in Oregon my whole life and grew up in Sandy. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them on a personal and professional level. I am a empathetic people person and am always the go to person if you ever need to talk with no judgement. I’m always looking for more to do, my hands have always got to be doing something. Whether it’s cleaning up after my kids or horses. I have 3 children. All girls, ages ranging from 12 to 3 years old. I also have 4 horses, 7 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle. My hobbies include snowboarding, binge watching Netflix TV shows, hiking, anything food related and rock painting/hiding. On the weekends I love spending time with my family and catching up on our daily lives. You can contact me at

Meet Shayla! Shayla has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 7-17-2018

My name is Shayla Hays I am 20 years old and I have been working as a DSP since July of 2018. I mostly work in the Sandy and Estacada area though I currently live in the Gresham area with my fiancee and roommate. I have really enjoyed meeting and working with the customers I enjoy bring able to help them learn new skills and learn about the things going on around them. I really enjoy being around people and getting to know those around me.

Meet Valentine! Val has been on our Team as a Direct Support Professional since 2/7/2019

I live in Zig Zag and work from Welch’s to Estacada.  I enjoy g helping clients have as fulfilling a life.  I also enjoy reading, puzzles, walking my dogs, and carpentry.