Staff Bio

Leadership Team

Myles Maxey is the Director and joined the KCDDS team in 2020. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Science and is completing his dissertation work to finish up a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Utah State University. Myles has years of experience in the intellectual and developmental disabilities services field spanning across provider services, case management services, and state government. Myles was born and raised in Southern New Mexico, but has also lived in Washington, Utah, and Oregon. In his free time, Myles enjoys spending time with his family, engaging in disability advocacy and research, and refereeing high school sports.


Heidi Gaither is the Assistant Developmental Disabilities Director and began working at KCDDS in 2018. Heidi is a licensed clinical social worker, earning her Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Oregon Tech. A Klamath Falls native, Heidi appreciates the abundance of outdoor activities this area provides, and takes time in nature whenever she can. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, entertaining friends and family, and traveling. 


Suzy Rogers is the Developmental Disabilities Manager and began working at KCDDS in 2019. Her work experience prior to joining the team was in Policies & Procedures, various Customer Service and Project Management positions. She and her husband, both natives of Klamath Falls, also have a small acreage farm where they raise horses and cattle. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchild, camping, traveling, and many other outdoor activities.


Drew Tessler is a Program Administrator (Service Coordination) and started at KCDDS in 2018. He has spent the past 25 years working closely with people with disabilities as an educator, case manager, and as an instructional specialist. Drew and his daughters enjoy spending time hiking, gardening, taking road trips and trying to figure out why their three dogs are such brats.


Support Team

Christian Vargas-Arias is the Office Technician (bi-lingual) and started working at KCDDS in 2021. Prior to working at KCDDS, he worked as a Healthy Families Home Visitor for KBBH. Christian, along with his entire family, is a native to Klamath Falls. In his free time Christian collects Funko Figures and spends time with his kids. He and his family like to travel and go out to the woods. They enjoy trips to the beach when visiting family in California.


David Foltz is the Quality Assurance Analyst and joined the KCDDS team in 2022. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science. David is not native to Klamath Falls, however has lived here long enough to call this place his home. In his free time David hangs out with his son, listens to music, and plays video games.


Dave Daniel is the Community Support Coordinator and joined the KCDDS team in 2022. Dave comes from a wide background in Sales, Communications and Community activism. He has spent decades supporting individuals with medical needs directly as well as engaging the community and government to protect and empower others. He is a recent transplant from Ohio and enjoys exploring his new home with an interest in conservation ecology, photography and artistic pursuits. He lives on a small ranch with his fiancé, two dogs and three cats. He enjoys art, cooking, gardening, home brewing, mushroom foraging, novice beekeeping and videogaming in his spare time.


Frederiche Gray is a Program Support Coordinator (bi-lingual) and started working for KCDDS in 2022. He moved to Klamath Falls in 2021 and has fallen in-love with our beautiful community. He is a life-long learner and went to college in his 30’s where he majored in Teaching Spanish Language at Southern Oregon University, living in Guanajuato, Mexico for his semester abroad. He is passionate about supporting our community through his work here at KCDDS, and says that it is very rewarding for him. In his free time, he is an avid fisherman, gardener, musician, and knitter. He also loves spending his evenings on his back porch cooking dinner and enjoying time with his fiancé and four fur-babies.


Lea Brophy is the Administrative Support Coordinator and started working at KCDDS in 2021. Prior to working at KCDDS, she worked for JELD-WEN. She is a native Oregonian, enjoys living in a small community. When not working, Lea enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and listening to music.


Madison Meyer is the Senior Office Coordinator and started working at KCDDS in 2018. Prior to working at KCDDS, she worked for an Oral Surgery Clinic in Bend. Madison relocated to Klamath Falls and appreciates the slower pace and small community. When she’s not working, Madison enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, dogs, and outdoors - including rafting, fishing, and hiking.  


Service Coordinator Team

Bekah Mathis is a Services Coordinator and starting working for KCDDS 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.


Brianne Bliss is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS in 2022. Prior to working with KCDDS, she worked Education. She has worked in various settings in education from preschool through Higher Education, in-class instruction as well as administrative roles. Brianne relocated to Oregon in Fall of 2021 with her four children in hopes of embarking on a new adventure and new opportunities for a more grounded environment and possibilities for optimum self-discovery and growth, for herself and her children.  When not working Brianne enjoys exploring and being in nature, spending time with her small but mighty family. She is also passionate about advocating, protecting the environment, and simple living.  


Brianne McBride is a Services Coordinator Supervisor and started working at KCDDS in 2020. Brianne graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology. Brianne grew up in Utah but has also lived in Washington, California, Idaho, and Germany. Brianne is enjoying the smaller community and the wonderful scenery. When not working, Brianne enjoys biking, reading books, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her niece and nephew.


Crystal Moreno is a Services Coordinator and started working with KCDDS in 2022. Crystal is a long-time resident of Klamath county and has an extensive background in human services and working with diverse populations in both rural and metropolitan areas. Crystal holds multiple degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Addiction studies and is currently attending Oregon Tech. She is passionate about volunteer work, the arts, safe communities and social equity.


Daniel Miller is a Services Coordinator for KCDDS and joined the team in 2021. Daniel has over four years’ experience with Klamath Basin Behavioral Health. Before that, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon Tech in Applied Psychology and volunteered for multiple agencies in the community. Daniel served four years (2005-2009) in the Marine Corps, where he was an Ordinance Technician. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his kids play softball, woodworking, and being outdoors.


Dustin Johnson is a Services Coordinator for KCDDS and joined the team in 2021. Dustin recently got married before starting at KCDDS. Dustin has over four years’ experience with Klamath Basin Behavioral Health. Before that, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon Tech in Applied Psychology. Dustin’s passion comes from sports and family. Dustin enjoys camping with family and friends and playing with his two dogs. When Dustin is not working he enjoys watching and playing sports.


Heather Reinke is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS in 2021. Heather graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Applied Psychology with a pre-education emphasis in 2011. Prior to working at KCDDS, Heather worked at Women, Infants & Children (WIC) as a Community Nutrition Worker. Heather has lived in Klamath Falls her whole life. When she’s not working she loves spending time with her boyfriend and their four children doing things like hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, and doing puzzles.


Holly Decker is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS in 2021. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Science. Prior to working at KCDDS, Holly worked for Dragonfly Transitions, a therapeutic treatment center for young adults, as the lead mentor. She grew up in Klamath Falls where she developed a passion for many aspects of the great outdoors, such as hunting, fishing, and camping. Her biggest joy is sharing this passion with her family and making memories.


Jacqualyn Hardin is a Services Coordinator and started working with KCDDS in 2022. Jacqualyn lived in the Los Angeles County area before her family moved to Klamath Falls in 2003. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Population Health Management & Applied Psychology. When Jacqualyn is not working, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, playing guitar, and spending time with her dogs.


Jamie Hursh is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS services in 2021. Prior to working at KCDDS, Jamie worked at Women, Infants & Children (WIC) for 7 ½ years. Jamie has lived in Klamath Falls for the majority of her life. She loves spending time with her husband and two children. When she’s not working she enjoys kayaking, camping, and reading books.


Jeff Elliot is a Services Coordinator for KCDDS, he joined our team after 18 months with Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage, Jeff also comes from a vast military background. He served in the United States Air Force and Oregon Air National Guard for 34 years achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.  His passion in working with individuals with disabilities 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, playing guitar and coaching high school track.


Jennifer Brancacio is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS in 2022. She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Prior to joining KCDDS, Jennifer spent 9 years at Klamath Family Head Start as a Teacher/Home Visitor, Parent Family and Community Engagement Manager, and Site Manager. This experience has given her insight into what individuals and families in our local community experience, how best to advocate and empower them, and to value the importance of helping others achieve opportunities, independence, and inclusion. Jennifer loves spending time with her husband of 22 years, her adult daughter and teenage son. Some of her favorite things to do are watching her son play baseball and football, traveling to the Oregon Coast, visiting historical places, hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking, and tending to her chickens. 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.                                                         Maya Angelou


Raquel Mendoza
 
is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS in 2021. She is a native of Oregon and a Klamath Union graduate. She has a background in Human Services and has worked for Klamath County for ten years. She is excited to bring her knowledge of family resources in Klamath to KCDDS. She loves the small town feel of Klamath but is hopeful more activities for preteens and teenagers will come to Klamath. In her downtime she enjoys supporting her children in school sports and going on short weekend family trips. Her dream weekend would be a trip to the coast, purchasing a Goldendoodle, and seeing Maroon 5 in concert.


Teresa Cobian is a Developmental Disabilities Bilingual Liaison and started working at KCDDS in 2015. She graduated from Oregon Tech with a Bachelors of Applied Psychology and a Minor in Human Communication. Teresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to explore new cities, and journaling/scrapbooking. Teresa also loves music and enjoys concerts and festivals.


Tina Brink is a Services Coordinator and started working for KCDDS in 2022. Tina was born and raised in Klamath and holds a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in healthcare administration and is currently working on a Masters of Social Work. Tina has been working in healthcare and human services field for over ten years, spanning from local hospitals, assisted living facilities and behavioral health. Tina enjoys helping others, and has a passion for assisting elderly and I/DD populations. Family, friends, traveling are her top interests and favorite past times. And she loves every dog!


Specialists Team

Adult Protective Services

Patty Conchas joined the KCDDS team in 2022 as the Abuse Investigator. Patty has a passion for public service and being a resource to her community. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and prior to working at KCDDS she worked as a social worker for Los Angeles county. Patty is new to Klamath Falls area and enjoys small town living! During her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and their puppy Charlotte, reading, connecting with nature, listening to music and planning vacations.


Assessment Team

Asia Davis is the Assessment Team Supervisor. She started working at KCDDS in 2018 as a Case Manager. She graduated from Oregon State University—Cascades with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Science - Human Services. Prior to working at KCDDS, 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.


Sarah Alderman is an Assessor and started working for KCDDS 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 KCDDS 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!


Eligibility Team

Annette Van Riper is the Eligibility Team Supervisor and started working at KCDDS in 2011. Prior to working at KCDDS, 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.


Tina Scotton is the Eligibility Specialist and started working at KCDDS 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.


Monitoring & Licensing Team

Terra Zumwalt is the Foster Home Certification and Licensing Specialist and also serves as the Designated Referral Contact. She started working at KCDDS in 2016. Terra graduated from Oregon Tech with a Bachelor 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.