Our Team

An Agency With Experience

We take pride in our work. We assure steps will be taken on behalf of your loved ones, to meet their fullest potential, in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

Terry Guthrie

Terry founded Guthrie Mainstream Services in 2003.
She has over thirty years experience working with the developmentally disabled in the U.S. and Canada. Her credentials range from independent provider to administering over 500 providers and families. She attended Northwest Missouri State and Drake University.
Terry loves to travel, dance, and spend time with her grandchildren.
When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you.
- Walt Disney, Pinocchio

Matthew Guthrie

Chief Executive Officer
Ability Center
Matthew has met Ladmo and spent a day hiking the Grand Canyon. He also enjoys being his children's soccer coach and playing soccer. Matthew is from Canada and loves watching hockey games.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it's thinking of yourself less.
- C.S. Lewis

Anahi Salazar

Field Manager/Spanish Caseload
Learning Center
Anahi is pronounced “Ana-ee.” She loves Perrier sparkling water, the color mint green, taking pictures of clouds and sunsets, and pinning stuff on Pinterest. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her kids and going on spontaneous road trips.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. .
- Walt Disney

Angela Dentandt

Administrative Assistant
Ability Center

Angela Freestone

CTYA Program Manager
Discovery Center
Angela loves music and can play several instruments. Angela loves spending time with her family. She loves to play pickle-ball. Angela has participated in a triathlon.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
-Henry Ford

Ann Despain

Learning Center
Ann is more widely know as Grandma Ann from her own grandchildren as well as all children in her life. She won the Beth McDonald Woman of the Year nomination for the month of December 2013. Ann used to teach cooking classes, is an excellent seamstress and pianist. She is known for her magical rice crispy treats. Ann is a certified State Lead Trainer, Guthrie is proud of her accomplishments and the way she represents our company!

It is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Ashley Kovara

HCBS Field Manager
Discovery Center
Ashley is the oldest of 3 and the only girl. She enjoys singing, cooking and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and boating.

A life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
-Albert Einstein

Ashley Low

Field/DTA Program Manager
Extension Center
Ashley loves going to Disneyland with her family.

When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true!
– Jimminy Cricket

Ashley Stockton

Administrative Assistant
Ability Center
Ashley is a self proclaimed foodie and loves discovering new restaurants with her husband. Ashley is also a mother of four children and has a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in special education. She loves iced lattes, reading, exploring nature and organization.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Candice Villalobos

Training Associate
Learning Center
Candice likes essential oils, pitbulls, hot yoga and horses. She played badminton in high school and would like to take up archery.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Cheyenne Smith

Program Manager
Extension Center
Cheyenne is the youngest of 6 children and only girl in the family. She loves to stress bake and would adopt a ton of dogs if she had the time and space. Cheyenne's parents immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago making her a second generation American. She loves going to Disneyland and tries to go at least once a year. Cheyenne would like to become an Occupational Therapist someday and can be found binge watching Netflix and Hulu on Sundays.

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.
- Walt Disney

Chelsea Wilson

Children & Teen Program Associate Supervisor
Learning Center
Chelsea grew up with 6 brothers and 0 sisters. Her bucket list is to visit every national park in the country 14 down 47 to go! She is an avid NASCAR fan. Chelsea loves baking but ironically don’t like eating most baked goods. She has a love for Pitbull’s, enjoys attempting to make foreign cuisine, and birdwatching. Chelsea re-reads all the Harry Potter books about once a year!

Optimism is true moral courage.
- Ernest Shackleton

Dannielle McDevitt

ADH/CDH Licensing Specialist
Ability Center
Dannielle is a heal wearing, Cardinals fanatic, soccer mom of three boys.

You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.
- Kushand Wizdom

Dharby Gordon

ADH/CDH Assistant/Human Resources
Ability Center
Darby studies Martial Arts, is a vegan and has lived in both Italy and India.

Easy is right.
- Lao Tzu

Diana Manzo

Administrative Assistant
Ability Center

Edgar Garcia-Mondragon

Field Manager - Spanish Caseload & Training Associate
Learning Center
Edgar was known as “Mr. G” among his students and faculty at La Salle University in Cancun-Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The craziest thing that has happened to him was being able to reunite with his junior high school sweetheart and marry her. He is a free-lance photographer who also studied Veterinary Medicine at UNAM. He is studying Spanish for Medical Interpretation at Rio Salado College. Plays the piano and loves animals. Loves the Caribbean Sea and especially the Riviera Maya.

You are never too old to learn or to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C.S. Lewis/G.Ed.

Heather Camargo

Event and Multi Media Communication Director
Learning Center
Heather is known for her organization skills and fondness for containers. She loves to vacation and explore new places especially the ocean. Some of her hobbies include baking, photography, woodworking and DIY home projects.

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I wrote down "Happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand LIFE.
- John Lennon

Heather Peterson

Billing Director
Ability Center
Heather is a certified scuba diver with a love for the ocean and sea turtles. With over 25 pets to say she is an animal lover is an understatement. Some of her pets include a horse, cats, dogs, fish and several tortoises.

When the world says "give up", hope whispers "try one more time."
- Unknown

Janine Little

Case Grande Field Manager
Case Grande
Janine loves cats and her favorite books are mysteries.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Jenifer Shaffer

Accountant/Purchasing Officer and Shaffer Bookkeeping Services LLC
Ability Center
Jenifer loves cats, waterfalls and lighthouses. She has owned her own business since 1998.

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
- Yogi Berra

Joey Higgins

Center Director
Extension Center
Joey plays the trumpet and works with both the ASU and Mountain View marching bands. He breeds bearded dragons and hangs Christmas lights as a side business during the holidays.

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
- African Proverb

Joy Teichman

Human Resources Consultant
Ability Center

Julie Burnham

Center Director & Employment Specialist
Learning Center
Julie loves to sleep, the color red, polka-dots, school supplies, speaks French and is afraid of birds. She is related to almost everyone in the East Mesa area and taught preschool for many years.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
- Dr. Suess

Kali Rush

Chief Operations Officer
Ability Center
Kali loves to travel and likes elephants. Always on the look out for a bargain, Kali calls herself "cheap" preferring to buy things on sale or with a coupon. When she was a child she was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.
- Ghandi

Karen Vranjes

Training and Development Coordinator 1
Learning Center
When Karen is not working she likes to relax with a good book and a cup of tea (preferably in a tropical place). Collecting sea shells on a beach and swimming with dolphins are also awesome!

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
- Benjamin Franklin

Kathlyn Sloan

Human Resources Specialist
Ability Center
Kathlyn loves to go big for her and her loved ones’ birthdays. Her love language is giving and receiving gifts. If you can make Kathlyn laugh hard enough, she’ll snort. Her favorite breakfast food are donuts.She would like to eat sushi as often as her body and bank account could handle it. Kathlyn wishes she was born in the 60s solely for its fashion. Someday she would like to have a pet snake.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
– John Lennon

Kim Bolin

DTA Program Manager
Ability Center
Kim traveled to Europe when she was 16 and has worn braces 2 different times in her life. When she is not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
-Maya Angelou

Kimberly Scott

Quality Assurance Specialist br /> Learning Center
Kim loves the Arizona Cardinals, Coke Zero and Coronado Island. Her dream is to one day own a home there.

If you do something out of duty it will deplete you, but if you do something out of love it will energize you.

– Mother Teresa

Lara Stewart

CTYA Program Manager
Ability Center
Lara is an talented artist who specializes in illustration. She enjoys Harry Potter, owls and anime.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

– Unknown

Lisa Kerber

Manager Princess Group Home
Ability Center
Her favorite place is to be at home with her favorite people, her husband and her kids. She love to organize and decorate. She drives her family crazy with her need for everything to be in a basket. Lisa loves wide open spaces with lots of trees. Her favorite color is yellow, she dreams of living in a little yellow house surrounded by yellow flowers in the middle of nowhere someday.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love..
- Mother Teresa

Larry Frazier

Facilities Manager
Ability Center
Larry has been on Inside Edition and is a Vietnam Veteran.

Life is like riding a bicycle. to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein

Marnita Johnson

ADH/CDH Licensing Specialist
Extension Center

Matthew Vranjes

Ability Center

Michelle Riggs

Ability and Discovery Center Director
Ability Center
Michelle loves the ocean, bodies of water, the sun, her house perfectly clean, stray dogs, mint green, sharpies, glitter, festivals and colored paperclips (she gives away regular ones and only keeps the colored).

The best way to find yourself is to loose yourself in the service of others.
- Ghandi

Michon Davis

Administrative Assistant
Ability Center

Nick DeBok

ADH/CDH Licensing Specialist
Children's Learning Center
Nick loves spending time with his bulldogs, traveling, singing songs in his office and going to the theater and Opera's.

To any action there is always an opposite and equal reaction.
- Sir Isaac Newton

Quincy Davis

DTA Program Manager
Ability Center

Ruben Salazar

DTA Program Associate
Extension Center

Sage Bast

Administrative Assistant
Ability Center
Sage loves to curl up with a good book and read when she is at home.

The best teams are made up of a bunch of nobodies who love everybody and serve anybody and don’t care about becoming a somebody!
– Phil Dooley

Susan Ruiz

ADH/CDH Licensing Specialist
Extension Center
Susan just got her first smart phone and since learning how to use the internet she now googles EVERYTHING. Her favorite show is the Walking Dead.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.
- Margaret Medd

Thomas White

Transportation Coordinator
Ability Center

There is no wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.
- Unknown

Tim Powell

Transportation Director
Ability Center
Tim is from Ohio and is a Buckeyes and Browns fan. He loves the outdoors, camping fishing and being a "Papa".

There is no wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.
- Unknown

Valerie Myrtil

DTA Manager
Discovery Center
Valerie enjoys cooking hatian food and reading romantic murder mystery novels. She grew up in New York and is learning to sew.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Vanna White

CTYA Program Manager
Great Center
Vanna, cool fact, her name is "Vanna White" but she did not know how famous her name was until age 13. Vanna loves being outdoors and anywhere near an ocean. When she was young, she convinced her parents to name her baby sister Savannah so they would almost have the same name.

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus