Katrina Marquardt

Michelle is the owner and founder of Eastside Vocational Services, which was started in 2003; however, she has worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor since 2000. Fearless and confident throughout her career, Michelle has been a pioneer in envisioning advanced business and rehabilitation processes and methods to move her organization to a superior level of productivity and quality, moving towards the best solutions for our clients. Michelle started Eastside Vocational Services as a one woman operation and has since grown to several locations across Washington State. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from Central Washington University as well as a master’s degree in Counseling. Michelle is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and also a PGAP Activity Coach. Michelle serves on the Washington State board of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals as Membership Chair and is a member of the Washington Self-Insurers Association. Michelle provides expert testimony services, both for plaintiff and defense, within the Washington worker’s compensation system. Internally, she strives to equip the Eastside Vocational Services team with the tools and resources necessary to advocate and counsel clients. She oversees key relationships and projects which contribute to these goals and the success of vocational services as a whole. Resourceful and innovative, Michelle always searches out new ways to improve operations and elevate best-practices. Michelle’s mission with transformation is to bring dignity and strength to each individual. She feels responsible for the long-term security of the people at her company, and is proud to have mentored and guided many to progress in their careers as vocational counselors. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. The Jensen Family loves traveling and exploring the outdoors.
M.Ed., CRC
Owner

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

PGAP Activity Coach

​Kellie began her career with Eastside Vocational Services in 2011, although she has worked as a transcriptionist since 1987. Kellie’s past work with Kittitas Valley Community Hospital as a medical record transcriptionist as well as personal transcriptionist for physicians, aids in her ability to understand the unique jargon within the vocational rehabilitation industry. With more than two decades of experience and focused work ethic, Kellie is able to support the Eastside Vocational Services' team even on demanding days and with stressful deadlines. Kellie loves Eastside Vocational Services’ professional, high quality and fun atmosphere and describes this firm as her favorite job. Kellie brings an easy-going and good humored personality into the mix all while providing expert skills and extremely valuable assistance to each counselor.

Transcriptionist

Lori has been with Eastside Vocational Services since 2005.  Lori knows this industry inside and out as she started within a general administrative position then quickly transitioned to the role of Office Manager. After graduating from Central Washington University in 2008 Lori began her career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern. In 2010, Lori became a Certified Disability Management Specialist and a fully certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor registered with the Department of Labor and Industries. Lori is a Certified CASAS Testing Administrator and is also a PGAP Activity Coach. Lori is a proud member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Washington Self-Insurers Association. Lori guides and promotes the development of goals and strengths to motivate and encourage individuals to achieve personal and professional fulfillment.  Lori thrives in her ability to take on multiple projects and ensure the utmost quality of work is being provided for both clients and customers.  In her free time, you can find Lori camping and enjoying nature with her family and friends.​
B.S., CDMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified CASAS Testing Administrator

PGAP Activity Coach 

Kaydee has worked for Eastside Vocational Services since 2004. She helps guide the Eastside Vocational Services team by empowering coworkers and clients. With an Administrative Management degree and over a decade of experience in vocational counseling, Kaydee enjoys assisting individuals return to work after their workplace injury. Kaydee is a Certified Disability Management Specialist with expertise in worker’s compensation and legal testimony. She is also a proud member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Washington Self-Insurers Association. Kaydee enjoys analyzing and interpreting the pertinent educational, social, medical, psychological and vocational information relative to her clients to determine a level of aspiration, interest, motivation, aptitude and scholastic achievement. In her free time, you will catch Kaydee watching her kids play sports.
B.S., CDMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


Katrina joined the EVS team in December of 2015.  She has earned an M.S. in Family Studies at Central Washington University as well as B.S. in Family Studies.   She has enjoyed learning how her new career brings together the social, legal, and medical fields.  Katrina has always enjoyed helping others and knew she would find a career that would allow her to do so.  Community volunteer work has always been very important to Katrina, she often volunteers in educational family programs or assisting youth.  Katrina’s compassionate yet driven personality makes her a great fit for this field and the clients we work with.  In her free time Katrina enjoys spending time outdoors hiking or at the ocean. 

M.S., B.S.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

Leslie Carollo

The EVS Team

Alondra is working with Eastside Vocational Services as a part time Office Assistant while she attends Central Washington University. Her customer service background, and friendly, outgoing attitude are a great asset to the team and clients. Along with her busy school and work schedule, she is a loving wife and mother.

Office Assistant

Deborah Allemand

Maika Matalomani

Maika is the newest of our intern staff and joined us in April 2017.  Maika earned his Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in Philosophy with a specialization in Religious Studies.  Maika is excited about his new venture into social services and is proud that he will be able to encourage injured workers to provide hope and direction in their path back to work.  Maika is easygoing, humorous and approachable which are important traits to have when working in this field.  When not at work changing people's lives, Maika is active in his community playing and coaching youth basketball and soccer, biking, running, climbing, and snowboarding.  
B.A.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

Krista joined our team in 2011 after graduating from Central Washington University with her bachelor’s degree.  Krista jumped on board with Eastside Vocational Services and within two years became a Certified Disability Management Specialist. Krista is also a PGAP Activity Coach. She is a proud member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Krista loves a challenge and is hardworking, personable, and creative in her approach to problem solving with her clients. She enjoys helping employers understand the needs and abilities of her clients, as well as laws and resources available. In additional to her role as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Krista serves as Supervisor and Mentor to our Intern staff. After hours Krista can be found baking or watching movies with her husband and children.
B.A., CDMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

PGAP Activity Coach

Kaydee Gilbert

Adriane joined the Eastside Vocational Services team in 2013 from a diverse background in nonprofit organizations advocating for youth and the underprivileged. With experience in community engagement and development since graduating in 2007, Adriane has worked for Community Builders, Opportunities Industrialization Center, and Head Start. Adriane holds a bachelor's degree in Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from Central Washington University. Adriane became a certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 2017, her compassion and experience make her a great fit at Eastside Vocational Services. With her enthusiastic and genuinely friendly attitude, Adriane radiates a sincere passion for delivering value and benefits to Eastside Vocational Services’ clients. When not at work, Adriane enjoys going for long hikes with her husband and dog, as well as spending time with her daughter.  
B.A., CDMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 

Nicole started with Eastside Vocational Services in February 2016.  Ever since graduating high school Nicole has worked in the administrative field. Nicole enjoys being the first face/voice of Eastside Vocational Services where she can ensure that all clients, customers and stakeholders are greeted positively and provided with the best customer service whether she is assisting them directly or making sure that they are transferred to the appropriate staff.  Nicole continues to contribute to her local community through various volunteering efforts including but not limited to the school booster club, acting as the treasurer for the swimming club, treasurer for the community baseball/softball league and vice president for the Babe Ruth baseball league.  In her spare time, Nicole can be found hanging out with friends and family, jeeping and reading.  
Office Administrator

Nicole Ellinger

Deborah has worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor since 2006, and prior to this received a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Sociology and Law and Justice specializing in Corrections from Central Washington University. Deborah is a Certified Disability Management Specialist and Eastside Vocational Services' lead Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, she is also PGAP Activity Coach. Deborah is a proud member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Washington Self-Insurers Association. Deborah ensures that clients receive the best ergonomic evaluations aiding not only in our drive for injury prevention but for the safe and healthy return to work for those whom have already suffered an industrial injury. Deborah enjoys working closely with her clients to determine which of their skills and abilities will best suit them in their efforts to move forward with future employment. Her past work of serving on the Kittitas County Diversion Accountability Board as well as working with Kittitas County Probation Services as a Community Service Supervisor assists in her ability to see the big picture for her clients and find the best solutions. Deborah loves the outdoors and in her spare time enjoys hunting and fishing with her husband and kids.
B.A., CDMS, CEAS

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

PGAP Activity Coach

Adriane Bendzak

Nathan joined the Eastside Vocational Services team in November 2016 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in 2012.  Nathan has a diverse educational and professional background which influences his creative and professional approach working closely with our clients and customers. Nathan loves to encourage clients to understand their strengths and the value they can provide to others.  Nathan enjoys leveraging his experience in the manufacturing industry to advocate, coordinate and encourage continued relationships between employees and employers. Nathan, his wife and young daughter are active members of their church, enjoy travelling, going to the park, and camping during the warmer months.​
B.F.A.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

Michelle Jensen

Alondra Venegas

Ryan Bury

Lori Black-McIntosh

Ryan joined Eastside Vocational Services in November of 2016.  After earning his Bachelor’s degree at Central Washington University, Ryan started working in the healthcare industry.  Ryan initially started as a homecare provider but then moved to the role of Direct Care Supervisor where he coordinated services with patients/clients, their treating physicians, family members and the homecare providers.  Ryan has always found himself working within the social assistance industry so moving from home healthcare to vocational counseling was an easy transition.  Ryan feels that his current role fulfills his desire to help mankind overcome adversity.  In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing guitar and traveling with his band, crafting stories for his Dungeons and Dragons group, smashing wicked forehands during tennis matches, and relaxing with his wife and son. 

B.S.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

Krista Kilpatrick

Jordan joined the Eastside Vocational Services team as the Executive Assistant to CEO Michelle Jensen in December 2017. Jordan graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A in both Psychology and Law and Justice, as well as a minor in Cybersecurity. She is excited about the opportunities provided for her here at Eastside Vocation Services. When not at the office, Jordan spends time with her husband and child and enjoying all that this life has to offer her.

​B.A

Executive Assistant

Nathan Thomas

Leslie joined the EVS team in April 2016.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University in 2007. Leslie began her nine years of working experience with Kittitas County, starting in District Court and soon after transitioning to Probation Services. Leslie was looking for a change in careers but knew that she wanted to still help people through difficult transitions in their lives. Leslie now enjoys working with injured workers, encouraging and assisting them through various vocational phases to move forward and on with their future occupational endeavors.  In Leslie's free time she enjoys playing and hiking with her family, working in her garden or training for her next triathlon, marathon or bicycling event.  

B.A.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern

Jordan Segura-Mitchell

Kellie Grindrod