Ben was born and raised in Webster City and began working with CFR as a Prevention Specialist in October 2017. He attended Iowa State University, where he majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Business. Ben currently lives in Webster City and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and playing sports. He is also a coach for the Webster City High School varsity football team and an assistant 7th grade boys basketball coach.
Corey D. began working at Community and Family Resources as a Prevention Specialist in October 2015. After growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Corey completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Iowa with a minor in Psychology and specialization in Sociology. She returned to the Chicago area after college and spent four years working with the homeless.
In her free time Corey enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and going on long hikes with her husky dog, Rocky. She is looking forward to working with her prevention team and the entire staff at CFR.
Katie T. is a 2005 graduate of Buena Vista University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a concentration in Criminal Justice. Katie has worked periodically with CFR since 2007 as an Addiction Counselor, working with individuals with substance use and gambling disorders. Katie also has experience in working in the prevention field beginning in 2005 as an AmeriCorps Program Volunteer, working in the areas of coalitions and youth development. Katie began as a Prevention Specialist with CFR in May 2016. Katie is also a Certified Prime for Life Instructor and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Mickie S. began working at CFR in July 2013 as the SPF SIG (Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant) Coordinator and is now the Coordinator for the Webster
County Iowa Partnerships for Success (IPFS) grant. She has also been employed at The Dance Connection as a tumbling instructor since 2008.
Mickie was born and raised in Webster City. After working at Electrolux for one month shy of 12 years, she decided to make the most of the opportunity to go back to college.
Mickie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Buena Vista University in June 2013. She has bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services, along with a minor in Psychology.
When not at work, Mickie loves spending time with her two daughters. She enjoys sharing the love of dance and tumbling with her girls.
Shelly Z. has worked for Community and Family Resources’ Prevention Department in a variety of roles; most recently supervising the Prevention Department. Shelly has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista University, a Master of Public Health degree from Des Moines University, and maintains certification as a Certified Prevention Specialist. Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading in her free time.
Yvonne graduated from Iowa Central Community College in May 2013 with an Associate of Science degree. She then completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University in August 2014, with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She previously worked for Electrolux for over 25 years; when the company left the U.S., she was able to attain her education in a field that was familiar and interesting to her.
Yvonne has been with her husband for 34 years; they have three beautiful grown children and six wonderful grandchildren. Her interests include spending time with her family, crocheting, and taking care of the many animals on their acreage.