Meet Alex Coleman

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog, Staff Spotlight | 5 comments

Introducing Alex Coleman! Alex has been working at Alpha for 4 short months, but it feels like he’s been here forever, and maybe, in a way, he has! You see, his parents MET at Alpha over 30 years ago! They both worked here in the late 70s- early 80s. They used to enjoy going to weekly volleyball staff socials and their love quickly blossomed from there! Alex and his sister soon followed. A number of our current staff worked with Alex’s...

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Introducing Rosa Nevarez

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog, Staff Spotlight | 3 comments

Rosa Nevarez has been working as a Direct Support Professional at Alpha for over 11 years!  She is currently a Team Leader in the Wild Things social center.  Rosa got her start in this field many years ago, originally working at Cornerstone House.  She then moved to New Mexico and worked in a program for people with disabilities there for 5 years before returning to Santa Barbara.  She has also worked in the medical field, but she says that...

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Meet Chad Steel

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog, Staff Spotlight | 0 comments

Chad Steel is one of our Direct Support Professionals who is also a teaching artist at SlingShot (our art studio and gallery). He came to us a little over a year ago from a similar program in L.A. called Exceptional Children’s Foundation. He first started working with people with disabilities when he was in high school and helping out with the special education program. He is currently splitting his time between Alpha and SlingShot, but would...

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Introducing Daniell Rojas!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog, Staff Spotlight | 0 comments

Meet Daniell Rojas! Daniell is a Direct Support Professional in the Wild Things Social Center (each room/social center at Alpha picked a name for their group a few years ago). Daniell has been working for Alpha for a little over a year and a half and is loving every minute of it. She had significant experience in this field before joining our team, providing In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for people with disabilities in Northern California....

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Meet Dante!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog, Staff Spotlight | 1 comment

This week is National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) week!  Each day we will be featuring one of our amazing DSPs here at Alpha. If you see any of our wonderful DSPs at Alpha or around town this week, please take a moment to thank them for their dedication and hard work! We have an incredible team at Alpha and we are grateful for all of our Direct Support Professionals that support our participants each and every day! Today we introduce...

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Meet Denny Lincoln

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Blog, Staff Spotlight | 0 comments

Denny Lincoln has been a part of the Alpha team for the past 2 years as a member of the Wild Things social center.  Prior to working at Alpha he was an elementary school science teacher as well as a stay-at-home dad.  When it was time to re-enter the workforce he thought that working with this population sounded like a fun change of pace and his time at Alpha began! Denny says that 2 of his favorite Alpha activities are taking groups swimming...

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