VISION & MISSION
What Are Our Goals?
Creating, supporting, and maintaining communities of acknowledgement and celebration in order for LGBTQIA2S+ community members to flourish.
How We Plan to Get There:
Project Bravery strives to create safe, compassionate spaces of open expression for members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We pursue more equitable inclusion and celebration of this community in Lincoln County and beyond. Project Bravery also promotes and encourages LGBTQIA2S+ visibility as well as participation in and leadership of the broader community. Additionally, Bravery builds equitable resources and partnerships in order to best address the needs of the LGBTQIA2S+ community of Lincoln County.
Robb has lived on the Oregon Coast for nearly six years, but the Northwest has always been home to him. He earned his master’s degree and teaching certificate in 2006, then decided to teach overseas for a decade or so. He taught English lit in Central America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. During that time, he worked with students from ages ten to nineteen, all with unique intersectionalities. In 2015, he returned to the U.S. He loves working with young adults but wasn’t sure he wanted to continue teaching. Then the pandemic happened. Between then and now, Robb pursued a couple of his other passions: espresso and books! Then, through volunteer work with the first Newport Pride celebration in September 2022, he was made aware of Project Bravery. Robb is looking forward to Newport Pride ‘23, and he is really looking forward to working with Olalla Center, Project Bravery, and especially LGBTQIA2S+ community members throughout Lincoln County!
Parker moved to the coast to join Project Bravery based on his passion & excitement for working with LGBTQIA2S+ youth, emerging adults, and families. Previously, he was employed as a Lead Co-Occurring Therapist for a Portland, Oregon based non-profit agency. He shares that his transition to the helping profession started in 2007 when working as a Case Manager at an LGBTQIA2S+ transitional living program (TLP) which supported foster care youth in Clearwater, Florida.
When it comes to therapy, Parker believes you are the author of your story. He hopes to create a space where you feel brave, respected, and welcome to explore your experience. Parker also believes that healing occurs when insight and awareness strengthen resilience while in therapy services. Parker is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-C) & Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC III) through the Mental Health and Addiction Board of Oregon (MHACBO), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) with a master’s degree in counseling, specialization in addictions, from Lewis and Clark College, Graduate School of Counseling and Education.
When not at work, Parker enjoys domestic and international travel, culinary adventures, time at the beach, and walks with George, his rescue dog from Hawaii.