Meet the Team!

The Staff

Ed Kyllonen
Founder and Executive Director
Ed Kyllonen Is an Ashford University graduate with a bachelors degree in in social science. He is very passionate about encouraging self awareness, confidence and providing resources for potential high school gradates to help them make an easier and more successful transition in to the job market.
Peggy Kyllonen
Executive Assistant
Peggy has 35 years of administrative management experience in customer service, bookkeeping, accounts receivable and everything in between. In addition, she also has 11 years experience working with non profit organizations as well as 6 years as an administrative officer with the PTA.
Keith Miller
Strategic Planner
Keith Miller offers consulting services to non-profit organizations and churches. He specializes in strategic planning, problem solving and preparing proposals for grant applications. His typical clients often need help creating a new organization or improving their existing business, planning near-term/long-term endeavors, writing grants, and/or solving technical or organizational issues. A former Boeing and NASA engineer/manager, Keith see things that an organization's staff can easily overlook (good and bad). Keith Miller has acute analytical and problem-solving tools, writes winning proposals, organizes team integration processes, and reports professionally to all levels of management.
Joyce Arnold
Joyce Is currently in her final year (12th grade) at Graham Kapowsen High School. But not only is she in high school, she has also been attending college for the past year and hoping to complete an associates degree in American Sign Language from Pierce College in the spring of 2017 as well.
Amanda Clendenen
Amanda Clendenen is a current student at Pacific Lutheran University seeking a degree in Business, a minor in Hispanic studies, and a minor in Classics. She has been working with VocationStation (formerly known as DreamBuilders) since September of 2015 because she is inspired by their vision and mission. For her future career she hopes to work local with non-profits and/or possibly international non-profit organizations. She is eager to learn and ready to serve her community.

The Board Members

Ray Kusumi
After graduating from the University of Washington in Chemistry my first job was being a Research Chemist for the Olympic Stain Company, a Division of Clorox. Later I was hired by the Washington State Patrol and became a Forensic Scientist working in their Crime Laboratory these past thirty-two years.
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Martha Lucas
Martha has a Bachelors in Political Science and a Masters in Health Administration. Born in Ethiopia, but raised in Pacific NW since the age of 2, Martha has enjoyed growing up in a bi-cultural environment and having the freedom to pursue her passions for serving her community in various advocate/mentor/volunteer roles.
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DeMarco Best
DeMarco served almost 4 years in the United States Air Force as a Digital Navigational and Tactical Training Device Specialist. He embarked on a 31 year career in civil aviation as a Flight Simulator Engineer, 23 of which as a Simulator Engineer/Duty Mgr at Alaska Airlines right here in the Pacific Northwest. His flexible schedule allows him time to not only be a board member with Vocation Station, but engage with the community by using his experience in the aviation industry to inspire today's youth by exposing them to the ever expanding world of aviation and, if in interested, be all they can be in that field.
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