Lisa has been working in the helping profession for over 20 years. She has been in private practice for nine years. Lisa's personal growth in the spiritual and healing fields has grown leaps and bounds over the last four years. Her practice is overflowing with clients that rave about the life changes she has helped them through.
Torrii is a native of Salem, who has been dedicated to the community in offering new and unique ideas for holistic healing. She has over 23 years of experience in the area of sales, and loves this adventure called Journeys. Torrii is loving and caring, and always eager to embrace personal growth. We are so excited to stand with Torrii as she blends her spirituality with her true purpose in life.
Theresa Peters was born is Salem Oregon and has lived in the area her whole life. She is a mother of two children and a foster mom to several more. She has been with her partner for almost 20 years. After their first daughter was born, Theresa opened an adult foster care business, which allowed her to be a stay at home mom. She had a very successful business until she was diagnosed in 2008 with leukemia. After her diagnosis, she made the decision to close her business and follow her passion of working with people. Theresa enrolled in college and began the journey of becoming a social worker. Theresa graduated in 2012 with a Masters degree in Social Work and is now working at Journeys as a clinical therapist. Working on herself from a holistic perspective helped her to see what she needed to love and heal in herself, so she could love those thing in others. Theresa has a passion for life and believes that laughter and love are the greatest gifts we can give to one another.
Vanessa Underwood lives in Salem with her partner and two children. She has been in nursing for many years and recently finished school receiving her Masters Degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is currently working as a dialysis nurse at Salem Hospital and part-time at Journeys as a PMHNP. Vanessa is holistic in her beliefs. Therefore, she believe that by honoring our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, we can heal on a much deeper level. She is excited to see where life is leading her next.
Terri Elibee worked 25 years in the cut-throat world of banking as a commercial loan officer. She came to Journeys because she wanted experience in an area she has now grown to love. She is excited to be a part of a whole new world that has been opened to her vision by the people at Journeys. Terri loves the people at Journeys and the job position.
Teri McGrath is a native Oregonian and mother of two who has worked in Training & Development in a variety of business settings for over 15 years. Teri loves art, nature, music, everything creative, travel, reading, writing, being outside in the summer sun, and inside near a fire in the winter. In February 2013, Teri graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University. As a reward for completing her degree, Teri took her first trip outside North America, to Madrid and Alicante, Spain. Going alone without electronic gadgets (no laptop or cell phone), it was total immersion in a new country and culture and very exciting!
The future looks bright with plans for much more travel and goals of filling life with rich and diverse experiences. The present is full of wonderful people and authentic exploration as well. Teri is a seeker of self-knowledge, learning and understanding of life and people, working to let go of fears and be open to possibilities, sometimes stepping outside the comfort zone and discovering it can be a very positive place. Teri wants to contribute by helping others discover that anything is possible, dreams can become reality and everyone is worthy of love and respect.
Shannon Oglesbee as a proud mama of three gorgeous children; a 20 year old daughter, a 13 year old son, and an 11 year old daughter. Shannon is currently a full-time student at Chemeketa, working toward her Hospitality Management degree in addition to a Travel and Tourism Management degree. Shannon will be graduating in spring of 2013. Her minor in language is one she will be working on for many years but is excited for the adventure because language is her passion. Although she will be studying at a conversational level, her goal is to become fluent in 5-7 languages. Right now, Shannon knows very basic ASL (sign language), Spanish, and German. One day she hopes to be able to use these skills within the metaphysical world and somehow incorporate it with designing and facilitating events of all sorts. Shannon has a big soft heart for fundraising for Non-profit organizations. She hopes if she is lucky, that she will get to do this kind of work throughout the world! Regardless of where she is though, she plans to stay active as a volunteer within her community…you just never know where you might see her.
Shannon’s path to Journeys has been a few years in the making with a few twists of irony and coincidences along the way. In reflection, it makes her giggle a little bit. So many signs have pointed her here and now she feels she is finally home. To now be a part of such a great place that is filled with such genuine, loving, open-minded people is an honor and makes Shannon wonder why she ever waited to step in the door. One thing is for sure; Shannon looks forward to many endeavors and adventures with the Journeys team. Blessed be with love & light!