Category Archives: Meet the Team

EngAGE Begins Operation of Alberta Abbey in Portland, OR

When NE Portland resident Dennis Adams and a small group of acquaintances formed Alberta Abbey Foundation early in 2015, they envisioned turning the former Mallory Avenue Baptist Church into a performance and event center that would enliven the arts in … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Team: Kate Houston

EngAGE is delighted to welcome KATE HOUSTON to our team! Kate is based in Minnesota as the Regional Program Director for EngAGE Heartland, currently serving Good Samaritan Society – Waconia and Westview Acres in Waconia, and Riverview Senior Housing in Minneapolis. Kate has worked … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Team: Tracy Freeburg

EngAGE is delighted to welcome TRACY FREEBURG to our team! Tracy joined EngAGE in 2015 as a Program Assistant  (a position she holds now at Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente, CA), and she has recently been named Program … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Team: Lourdes Torres

EngAGE is delighted to welcome LOURDES TORRES to our team! Lourdes is the Program Director at the Jasmine at Founder’s Village in Fountain Valley, CA, and the Grove Senior Apartments in Garden Grove, CA. Lourdes was born and raised in … Continue reading

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Meet the EngAGE Team: Jennifer Fallon

Jennifer Fallon, Regional Program Director – Jennifer has ten years of experience in education, teaching grades k-3 in Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, and California. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with an Elementary Education degree and specialization in Psychology. During … Continue reading

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Welcome to the EngAGE Team: Sara Debevec

Sara Debevec, Program Director, North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony (NoHo SAC) – Sara Debevec is a proficient artist, education arts specialist, and event planner. She holds a degree in Sociology from Goldsmiths College London and a masters in Urban Studies … Continue reading

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Welcome to the EngAGE Team: Marshall Nalle Ayers

Marshall Nalle Ayers, Program Director, ACE/121 Glendale Arts Colony – Marshall is a skilled arts education specialist with 25 plus years experience in K-12 program development and administration across multiple art forms, with leadership roles in strategic planning, community partnerships, … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Helene Weinberg

EngAGE Creative Programs Director Helene Weinberg shares her thoughts about her work in this personal essay, “A Second Life.” Engaging in creativity lands me in a happy place; tweaking a new song, writing a blog, opening an art show, producing a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the EngAGE Team: Lorraine Pope

EngAGE would like to welcome Lorraine Pope to our team. She is the new Creative Programs Director at the Piedmont Senior Apartments in North Hollywood, CA. Originally from the East coast, Lorraine is a graduate of Northeastern University, with a B.S. in Business Administration.  … Continue reading

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EngAGE Welcomes Essence Parker, Regional Programs Director in Orange County

EngAGE welcomes ESSENCE PARKER, M.A., Regional Programs Director for the Dorado, Solara Court, and Villa Anaheim communities in Orange County. Ms. Parker uses her passion for the betterment of vulnerable populations – including at-risk youth, senior, and veteran demographics – to … Continue reading

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