Amy Riesinger – Executive Director
Ashley Mashek – Coordinator
Stefanie Gonzalez – Community Program Specialistemail
Stefanie is originally from the suburbs of Seattle, in the cloudy state of Washington. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Community, Environment & Planning from the University of Washington (UW), with a minor in Gender Women and Sexuality Studies. Through her interdisciplinary studies, Stefanie delved into her passions of social justice and equity, building strong communities, and how to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. She served as an intern for 10 months as a Legal Assistant in Immigration Law, and also served as a Program Coordinator for an undergraduate and graduate student mentorship program at the UW in the Department of Urban Design and Planning. Stefanie believes great communities are fostered through being engaged and intentional, building connections with others, and practicing active stewardship. In her spare time, Stefanie enjoys writing; cooking with her other half, Chris; and exploring new parks with her spunky and energetic Alaskan Malamute, Phoenix. She would describe herself as “a dog enthusiast just wandering through life, one cup of bold coffee at a time.” Stefanie will be the primary contact for all of our Community mentors as well as Lunch Buddy mentors.
Maddie Shaner – Laurel School Program Specialistemail
Maddie Shaner is from Jacksonville, Florida by way of Tempe, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, and in 2016 with a Master’s in higher education. She has worked at ASU in advising and disability resources and, most recently, in church administration. Maddie loves reading, music, and being outdoors and will be serving as a School Program Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.