The Faces of Our Organization
Sierra Dawn was born and raised in Grants Pass and graduated from
North Valley High School. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a BA in Journalism and Communications and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon, and a two year teaching certificate in Waldorf Education. Sierra currently works with youth as a therapist at Transform Youth and Family, has taught in local area schools and programs as a classroom teacher, and worked with at risk populations in the public health sector. She is passionate about children, families, and the role that community plays in developing healthy relationships with self and others. Her background and experience has led her on a focused path of supporting individuals through trauma to live healthy, abundant lives.
Sierra is a co-founder of R.O.O.T.S. Outdoor School and currently in pursuit of a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Dawn was raised in Grants Pass, Oregon and graduated from GPHS. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She taught at South Middle School for 31 years, where she loved guiding students in self-discovery, cause-and-effect relationships, character, and empowerment lessons while improving their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. She emphasized encouraging students to embrace and celebrate the differences that make us unique. Her current passion is to support people of all ages and backgrounds to liberate themselves and "Live Love." Dawn aspires to helping people realize that "Thoughts Become Things," that all things are possible, and that belief, imagination, and gratitude are the keys to bringing love, health, abundance, and happiness into our lives. She has authored a set of gratitude journals:
Seasons of Gratitude.
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Johnny/John Garibay was born in San Diego, California and is a first generation Mexican-American. He moved to Southern Oregon at an early age and graduated from Grants Pass High School. Since then, he completing his bachelor degree in human psychology at Southern Oregon University and now works in the community as an addictions counselor. You can find him in the outdoors year, as he is an avid nature lover, holding a level 1 certification in EcoTherapy from the Earth Body Institute. His passions are in helping people become the best versions of themselves, being of service to others, and of course his family.
Daniel Barella was born in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Wimer at the age of 10. He graduated from Rogue River High School and attended Oregon State University studying anthropology and
archaeology. Daniel is a family man and well-known for his friendly smile and positive energy in the service industry, as a manager at Dutch Bros and other popular dining establishments. Daniel loves the outdoors, music, and exploring new places.
Daniel now owns Barella Building and Repair in Grants Pass, helping to repair and restore homes in the area.