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.

Raquel barbas

Assistant Director

Raquel earned her Bachelors in English with an emphasis in Literature from Cal State Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Southern California. She then returned to CSUDH and perused her Masters in Public Administration (MPA). Her professional background has been primarily in education, having served schools at the second largest school district in the nation, LAUSD. She started as an intensive reading/ math intervention coach for grades K-3 with a focus on at-risk students. She then became a substitute teacher for the district and served in that capacity for six years covering grades K-6, including SPED. Her enthusiasm for serving people with disabilities became clear when working in this capacity. After obtaining her Masters, Raquel relocated and accepted a position for the state of Arizona as a Child Safety Specialist for the Department of Child Safety. She is elated to take on this challenge and role and looks forward to working in this tight-knit community.

Lani Peterson

Program Manager & Employment Consultant

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.

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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