Our Team

Taylor Webster

Director, Founder

Taylor is the founder of Cascade Community Connections, a social service organization that provides businesses solutions for diversifying their workplace and hiring people of all abilities. Taylor moved to Port Townsend after working as a translator and teaching English in South America for four years. She holds a Bachelors’s of Science in Mathematics and Education. Taylor is an active board member of Olympic Neighbors and Community Inclusion for Everyone (CIE), providing residential solutions and helping organize community-based events for people with developmental disabilities. Taylor believes that community connections are vital for all folks, especially those with developmental disabilities, thus has worked diligently to create opportunities for people of all abilities to have a meaningful presence in our county.

Stephanie Brooks

Community Services Supervisor, Supported Employment & Community Engagement Specialist

Stephanie is the Community Services Supervisor, an Employment Consultant, and a Community Engagement Specialist for Cascade since February 2018. Stephanie came to Port Townsend with her partner, Leif, in 2017. Stephanie is originally from Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability from Northern Michigan University (in da UP, eh!). Stephanie has worked as an organic farmer, teacher, AmeriCorps volunteer, and garden educator all over Michigan and Montana. Stephanie’s passion in life has always been to assist others in seeing their potential and purpose in the world. Stephanie is also the Secretary and Board Member of Olympic Neighbors, a local nonprofit that provides home and community for people with developmental disabilities. When Stephanie isn’t working, she can be found around town with friends, watching local music shows, and exploring the amazing PNW as much as possible! With COVID-19, that is not entirely possible, however. Now, Stephanie can be found working from her home office, snuggling with her cat, Moody, making delicious meals, and completing 5,000 piece puzzles!

Shayna Wiseman

Community Engagement Specialist

Shayna has a Master’s in Waldorf Education and taught in Waldorf Schools all over the world before finding her way to Port Townsend. She first came across Camphill Communities for the Developmentally Disabled while she was studying in Berlin, Germany. She was inspired by the holistic way of working with people, incorporating their gifts with the needs of the community.

In her free time she is an artist and musician. She is passionate about her hobbies, which include tanning, plant dyes, fermentation, knitting, and willow basketry. She is working on a memoir documenting her travels around the world and the time she spent living in Europe as a street musician.

Lani Peterson

Community Engagement & Supported Employment Specialist

Lani has been with Cascade Community Connections since December of 2019. Lani has worked with people with disabilities all through her career path, starting with becoming a caregiver in 2008, and working in various programs and positions, all in the Pacific Northwest. Lani’s focus as a Community Engagement Specialist and Job Coach has been accommodating independence and self-advocacy to encourage person centered goals and meaningful growth for each individual, working in tandem with their natural supports, and establishing new connections when there are few or none. Lani is doing her part to establish a better future for her community and country, so that her daughter will be able to grow up in a truly inclusive society, that honors the sacrifices and tenacity of those who are paving the way.

Leif Gearhart-Hall

Community Engagement & Supported Employment Specialist

Leif is a part-time Community Guide and also works as a caregiver with Olympic Neighbors. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended Michigan State university where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies: Trumpet Performance. Leif can be found in the community out with clients, playing shows with local bands and playing disc golf at HJ Carroll park. He loves to play games with clients and explore the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. Leif currently serves eight of our clients.

Marcia Myers

Community Engagement & Supported Employment Specialist

Marcia Myers works as an Employment Specialist, Community Inclusion and Engagement Specialist, and as a Transition Service Specialist. Before joining Cascade Community Connections, Marcia worked for Behavioral Health in Prevention Services, as a Behavior Health Specialist and Educator. Marcia had an early career as a Transition Service Specialist and Job Developer for Butte County Office of Education, in Northern CA, when the Americans with Disabilities Act was first signed. Marcia has always had a penchant for history and has written and published historic natured, photographic coffee table books. Marcia is extremely passionate about the work she gets to do for Cascade Community Connections. Marcia is a mom to two sons. Marcia enjoys adventuring and exploring outside with her husband and dog. Exercise is important to Marcia and she stays active by swimming, cycling, and running. Marcia is fascinated and exhilarated by the moody weather that the Pacific Northwest offers and carries a camera with her to capture images of nature and weather. When indoors, Marcia can often be found cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends to feast on. Marcia lives, walks, and breathes compassion for the world and all its inhabitants.

Barbara Greenwood

Community Engagement Specialist

Barb has been a Community Engagement Specialist with Cascade since 2019. Barb has lived in the Port Townsend area for almost 40 years, working for 32 years at the Chimucum School District. Barb is currently a Library Assistant at Chimacum School District. Barb is a mother of two, foster parent of two, and a grandmother. Barb likes working for Cascade because she enjoys staying engaged and active with her community. Barb loves working with people with developmental disabilities because they like to dance like nobody’s watching! Barb spends her free time gardening, kayaking, and being outdoors. 

Liz Barnes

Community Engagement Specialist

Liz is thrilled to be part of the Cascade Community Connections team of Community Engagement Specialists. Her Masters of Special Education and her high school teaching experience create a solid foundation for successful support of her customers. Liz’s background in corporate sales management and as an entrepreneur benefit her customers through creative planning, relationship building and inventive networking.

Joshua Bingham

Community Engagement Specialist

Joshua Bingham is a Community Engagement Specialist and was brought on board in May of 2021. Josh received his Bachelors from Evergreen State College in 2012 with an emphasis in Social Studies. After coming home from traveling internationally for a few years, a friend called to ask if Josh would help out for the summer at Camp Beausite in Chimcacum, a summer camp for People with Special Needs. Being inspired by the community and finding a passion in the field, Josh moved to Port Townsend in 2015 and went back to Beausite two more years. Josh has several years of work and training in the Residential side of People with Special Needs, and is a dementia caregiver on nights and weekends. In his free time, Josh can be found at Sounders games, playing cornhole or attempting “Tree Pose” in a hot yoga studio.

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Cascade offers unique employment opportunities and is always looking to add enthusiastic members to our team! Click below to learn more about current openings and how to apply.