MEET THE TEAM
Committed to preventing homelessness.
Ali believes the Treasure Valley can end homelessness, and prevention will be key. She hopes to grow the availability of Jesse Tree's resources for people experiencing housing instability in our community.
Prior to joining Jesse Tree, Ali was a Staff Attorney at HomeBase, headquartered in San Francisco, where she supported local governments and service providers in their efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
In 2012, Ali received the Boren Fellowship, through which she supported indigenous communities in rural Cambodia fighting to keep their land. She continued the same work in Sierra Leone. Ali also spent some years working for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as an adjudicator, processing refugees from all over the world.
Ali is a proud alumnus of The College of Idaho and holds a J.D. from William & Mary Law School. In her spare time, she teaches yoga and enjoys the outdoors. You might find her around town on her yellow bicycle or exploring nearby hiking trails with friends, family, and her dog.
Kyle joined Jesse Tree in 2019 to fulfill his passion for ending homelessness in the Treasure Valley. Previously, Kyle played an important role as an Outreach Coordinator for people experiencing homelessness for New Path Community Housing, conducted case management and housing navigation in Ada County for Our Path Home, and worked with Assertive Community Treatment Team to help treat people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Outside the office, Kyle is an amateur weightlifter and a frequent coffee drinker at Slow by Slow in downtown Boise.
Cassandra comes to Jesse Tree from both a healthcare and private business background in the Treasure Valley. During her five years in the healthcare field, she provided care to populations with developmental disabilities and specialized in non-verbal communication, which provides her with an intimate understanding of serving vulnerable individuals. As someone who is passionate for caregiving in all forms, Cassandra is looking forward to providing education and assistance for individuals on the brink of homelessness. After work, Cassandra is an apprentice dancer that performs with her school at various care centers in the Treasure Valley.
Jesse Tree's Resident Therapy Dog
When he's not being petted by Jesse Tree's clients, he loves sunbathing, playing fetch, and eating hotdogs