Assistant Director/Interim Executive Director
Larry Zeilstra began his 18-year career with Integral Youth Services as a project finder for both the Teamwork program and the Summer Work program along with writing the grants for both programs. Since that time he has moved on to the positon of agency Grant Writer and Special Project Director, then to Finance Director and currently serves as our Assistant Director. Before coming to IYS, Larry was an entrepreneur, owning and starting several businesses, which prepared him for the multifaceted role he has at IYS. Larry wears many hats at IYS. His day may start with financial questions and end with mopping the floor or helping to pull a broken engine and installing a new one in one the IYS vehicles. Larry says that “working for a non-profit means never completely knowing what you will be doing on any given day, but that is what makes it fun.” During his off time Larry likes working in his shop, traveling, camping and fishing with his wife of 36 years, and traveling to visit his granddaughter and grandsons and their parents.
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 11 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 has been married for 21 years. She and her husband Mike, who is Chairman of the Board for the IYS Board of Directors, have been host parents with the IYS Transitional Living Program, and are currently foster parents through DHS Child Welfare. “Being a host and foster parent has been both challenging, and the most rewarding thing I have ever done”. Regarding her time with IYS, Robyn says “Having the opportunity to lead our volunteer and fundraising programs is truly a blessing.” In her spare time, 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 16 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 is also the editor of Fly-fishing & Tying Journal. He has been living in Klamath Falls with his wife and daughter since 2004.
Living Skills Program Director
Born and raised in Klamath Falls, Bev brings a well-rounded knowledge of the issues and services in our local area to her position. Bev worked for approximately 12 years in various businesses with an Associates in Applied Accounting Degree from OIT. She returned to OIT for a Bachelor’s in Psychology degree in September 1998 and began working with at-risk Youth in 2001. Bev received her Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification in 2006 while working with addict criminals in our local area. Bev joined IYS in August of 2009, providing ongoing support to youth and their families in Klamath County through our HELP Program. She then moved to our Transitional Living Program as Manager during the implementation of the program, and now serves as Director of the IYS Life Skills Programs. In January of 2017, Bev was certified as a Professional Life Coach, which allows her to coach our youth in a unique way. Bev supports Al-anon as a volunteer at their various functions. Bev also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and most importantly “Little Bit” her dog, who is a frequent visitor to IYS.