Marty lives in Wallowa, Oregon and believes in giving back to her community and taking care of people. Marty comes to us with a variety of experience. For 20 years, Marty taught social studies at Wallowa High School and was a beloved teacher. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years with a diverse group of individuals as a lead in a factory setting.
Since retiring from teaching, Marty has been giving back to her community. She volunteers her time to several organization in our community like the Friends of Wallowa School District and Wallowa Public Library. She was instrumental in the implementation of Wallowa Memorial Park. Marty continues to make Wallowa a wonderful place to live, play, and grow.
She is excited to serve on Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness (WVCW) board and strongly feel everyone deserves to live a full life with caring support. She loves how our community and WVCW takes care of our most vulnerable and provides homes, teaches life skills and gives support to those who need it most. She feels it helps us all develop a deeper compassion to others.
Joel is a native of North Carolina and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Joel retired as a Captain with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office in Newton, North Carolina with 23 years law enforcement experience. In May 2016, Joel moved to Wallowa County with his wife, Cathy, and son, Joseph, to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Enterprise Police Department. Joel’s daughter, Kelsey, stayed in North Carolina, where she is now a licensed mental health counselor.
Joel has a deep interest in mental health or wellness. His personal experiences growing up and as a law enforcement officer produced his appreciation for mental health services. Joel’s professional experiences proved the vital need for law enforcement to partner with mental health providers. As the police chief, Joel has increased his agency’s partnership with the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. The success of the partnership has deepened his commitment to mental health and wellness for officers and citizens alike.