Training and Employment Team Bios Mukilteo

Carl Nelson Nameplate
Carl Nelson Photo Carl began to work in with individuals with disabilities in 2000 in residential group homes as a caregiver. He switched over to job coaching in 2011 and later in 2014, job development. Carl enjoys removing the barriers to those in the community to give back to the community. He works with DVR and DDA clients to find competitive and customized employment jobs and finds his ever changing and very rewarding. Carl primarily serves Everett and Lynnwood and the outlying areas of Snohomish County. Carl is a graduate of the Employment Professional Certificate Program at Highline Community College.

Betsy Martinez Nameplate
Betsy Martinez Photo Betsy has been with the Mukilteo location since 2015 as an employment consultant. Her core responsibilities include helping people with career development, professional goals and long-term workplace success strategies.

Betsy received her certificate in medical assisting after graduating from high school. She has been working with people and in the customer service field for about 8 years total in retail and other types of customer service field.

"You will never understand the true meaning of your life, until you travel and experience how others live theirs..."

Christen Gray Nameplate
Christen has been with the Mukilteo location since 2012. She supports clients to locate opportunities for meaningful community integration as well as a pathway to employment services. Christen is trained to identify and match an individual's interests, help develop opportunities that emphasize personal growth, integration, and meaningful connections and relationships.

Christen has over 4 years of experience in the foster care system, 9 years of experience working with people with disabilities and retired populations.

Christen currently volunteers with Purrfect Pals in Arlington and is the creator of a community garden project for persons with disabilities.