MEET THE TEAM

We are not here to tell you what to do or what not to do. Rather we would like to present to you holistic information on intentful decision-making. 

Our team is non-judgmental, open-minded, inclusive, and trauma-informed.
We provide objective information that focuses strictly on health and well being. We encourage you to compare perspectives, conduct your own research, and make your own choices. 

Our goal is to make valuable information available to you and watch you develop into a healthy, empowered person, with healthy boundaries and a successful life. Ultimately, we want you to be aware that the decisions you make about your relationships and your sexual life will have a significant impact on your physical and emotional health, your relationships, and your future family life. The sooner you become aware the better.

 

We look forward to connecting with you!

-Think Twice Team

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My name is Marina. I have been married for 9 years now. I have two wonderful kids which I consider big blessings. My daughter is 8 years old and my son is 2 years old. I enjoy learning new things everyday. Everyday is a learning experience. I love been part of the Think Twice Yakima team. I enjoy doing outside activities such as camping and having picnics.

My name is Adrian Hernandez, I love God, my wife, my family, my puppy Bubs and our nation. I lead a group of men on a weekly basis at my church. I enjoy recreational soccer, poetry and back yard barbeques with loved ones.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God." ~ Marianne Williamson

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Hey! Jordan here. I was born and raised here in the Yakima Valley and graduated from IKE in 2014. I love being around my family and friends where you will find me laughing 95% of the time. I am pretty easy going and can be kind of impulsive, I’m working on it okay?! I have a bachelor’s in psychology and am working on my master’s in mental health counseling. I started working for Think Twice in July 2020 and I have loved every single second of it; we have met so many incredible students and educators in the Valley and can’t wait to keep meeting and working with more! Good food, good company, and lots of laughs makes for a good life. 

My name is Kala Johnston and I’m an educator with Think Twice in Yakima, WA. I am married to my husband of 21 years, and together we have 5 children. I have worked with youth in many areas including as a substitute teacher, a paraeducator and as a youth worker in youth groups and with Young Life. I enjoy building relationships with others and especially with teenagers. My desire is to see a generation of young people learn to make healthy choices for themselves that then means they can enter into healthy family relationships, which can then impact our communities that can impact our nation and eventually the world.

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Hi!  I am Lisa.  I was raised (but not born) in Yakima.  My husband and I have been married for 27 years and we have 3 children.  We are a close family that loves being with each other.  I learned from a very early age to Love and serve Others.  Think Twice is just one of the great nonprofits I get to work with.  Work does not feel like work, when you love what you do.   

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Hi, I’m Yazmin. I grew up in Yakima and enjoy spending time with my family. Fun facts: I am left handed & my initials are Y.A.Z. I have a really cute German Shepherd named Sage. I graduated from EWU in 2017 and now have the pleasure to work with students in the Yakima Valley. Youth give me hope for a better future which is why I really enjoy this program. It encourages young people to organize their lives and plan ahead, I'm thankful to be a part of it. 

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Our Think Twice Instructor Certifications: 

  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist Certification 

  • The Dibble Institute Certification 

  • Trauma Informed Care Certification 

  • Alliance for Child Welfare Certification 

 

 

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (Bureau of Youth & Family Services) Certifications:

  • Integrating the Needs of Foster Care Youth in App Programming: Trauma-Informed Approaches 

  • Soar to Health And Wellness: Human Trafficking Training 

  • Mandatory Reporting (C.P.S.) and Keeping Youth Safe

  • Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) (Sex Trafficking)

  • LGBT Meaningful Inclusion

  • Respecting and Honoring Tribal Youth