Robyn Pierson spent the first 20 years of her professional life in management and human resources roles. A lifelong volunteer, Robyn left her corporate career to work in the non-profit arena. For the past 9 years Robyn has worked in Resource Development, managing volunteer and fundraising programs. First working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, Robyn joined IYS as a volunteer Event Coordinator in 2010 after moving to Oregon. She was hired as the Development Director in 2011. Robyn and her husband Mike, a member of the IYS Board of Directors, are host parents with the IYS Transitional Living Program. “Being a host parent and having the opportunity to lead our volunteer and fundraising programs is truly a blessing.” Robyn enjoys writing, poetry, music and spending time with her family.
Outreach Programs Director
Craig Schuhmann earned both a BA and MA in Theology from the University of Portland. He has 14 years of professional experience in faith based non-profits, beginning in 1998 with the Archdiocese of Portland as the Outreach Director of the Downtown Chapel in Portland, Oregon. Craig joined the team at IYS in 2008. “Working for years with both homeless youth and homeless adults has given me a full spectrum perspective on the issues surrounding homelessness and poverty.” In his spare time Craig is a fly Fishing guide and published freelance writer and author. He has been living in Klamath Falls with his wife and daughter since 2004.
Living Skills Program Director
Born and raised in Klamath Falls providing a well-rounded knowledge of the issues and services in our local area. Worked for approximately 12 years in various businesses with an Associates in Applied Accounting Degree from OIT. Returned to OIT for a Bachelor’s in Psychology degree in September 1998 and began working with At Risk Youth in 2001. Received Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification in 2006 while working with the addict criminals in our local area. Joined IYS in August of 2009 providing ongoing support to youth and their families in Klamath County.