Our Mission:

 

We Are a Non-Profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers by providing hope, support, and strength to families with children that have developmental disorders, chronic health care needs, and cancer in our Pacific Northwest small town communities by providing access to resources, parent education, development of programs that encourage play, socialization and education, support systems, and community collaboration with entities that put our children's needs first.

 

 
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Founded in 2017 as a 501c(3)

 

The Brave Warrior Project serves the social, therapeutic, and play needs of children with special needs and their families in North Central Washington through a collaborative approach where quality matters and kids come first..

Our vision is to have a home where we can continue to serve the social, therapeutic, and play needs of our Warriors and grow our in demand programs.

 

 

 

Erica Moshe, President

Erica Moshe has 10 plus years experience as an Oncology RN in the Wenatchee Valley. She has had the opportunity to treat, educate, and support many families going through the difficult process cancer creates. She has treated patients of all ages and has a strong passion for improving the lives of families and kids. She has a child with Autism and has worked closely with non-profits in the state to help support and improve the lives of our families with children with disabilities or illness. When she is not working she is spending time with her husband and two kiddos. 


Brenda Baumeister, Board Certified Pediatrician: Vice President

Board Certified Pediatrician for 25 years, 21 years here in Wenatchee Valley, 6 years at Columbia Valley Community Health. I grew up in Idaho and attended University of Idaho and University of Washington in my journey to become a Pediatrician, completing my Pediatric Residency including a year as Chief Resident at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio. My passion is taking care of Children with an interest in those with Special Needs. I am married to Tom who teaches Math at Wenatchee High School, we raised two young women who are now continuing their own journeys. Tessa lives and works in San Diego with her husband Christian Silva and Joy is completing her education at UC Santa Cruz. I enjoy reading, yoga, resting and relaxing at home with my garden and furry friends.


Christie Young, Secretary

Christie is a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine for Confluence Health. She grew up outside of Washington DC in Northern Virginia. She made her way across the United States for schooling with her final stop in Wenatchee in 1995 as a Physical Therapist. She practiced physical therapy for 13 years before embarking on a second career as a Physician Assistant in 2007. She worked for 7 years in Pediatrics at the East Wenatchee Clinic before a new change to family medicine in Cashmere. Christie has a wonderful husband and daughter and they enjoy hiking, backpacking and traveling.  She loves to garden, do yoga and crafting. 

Education & Certifications:

  • BS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1993.

  • MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995.

  • MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2009


Michele Gedrose, Treasurer

Michele grew up in Portland, Oregon and by way of Seattle, moved to central Washington 14 years ago. She is the Director of Continuing Education at Wenatchee Valley College providing lifelong learning opportunities to community members of all ages in Chelan and Okanogan counties. When she’s not working at the college, Michele is President of the Cashmere Youth Soccer recreational program and can be found cheering on her 9 year old daughter, Grace from the local sidelines or running around the state chasing her 11 year old soccer playing son, Nate. She’s married to a wonderful husband, Barry who keeps them all busy boating, fishing, gardening and supporting his trail running habit. 


Christina Guerrero,

Christina Guerrero is from southern California, but has lived in Wenatchee now for 23 years. She has two daughters. One is at Western University and the other daughter is attending Wenatchee Valley College. She has a  Masters in Social Work and is currently working toward her LICSW license. She works for Confluence Health in the Behavioral Health department. She has worked with children and families for over ten years. She is bilingual Spanish/English. She has worked as domestic violence advocate, Probation officer for juveniles, CPS investigator, Hospice and Oncology SW and Child Behavioral Health therapist!


Austin Begay,

Bio coming


Stacey Peterson,

Bio coming


Clayton Graef, Attorney

Clayton is an associate attorney for the Davis Arneil Law Firm, LLP. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Washington State University and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a member of the Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association.”


Lisa Avila,

Lisa has been the Federal Programs Director in the Cashmere School District since 2015.  She has a passion for working with families, helping children receive the supports they need to best access their education. Prior to becoming a district administrator, Lisa worked as a special education teacher for over ten years in the Cashmere School District with teaching experience in grades pk-8, specializing in assisting students with autism and developmental disabilities.  Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her favorite activities include gardening, cooking, and hiking the hills around her home in Cashmere and enjoying the great outdoors with her family.


Heather MacNeil

Heather MacNeil has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 1995 and has a passion for helping children and their families. She moved from Seattle to Wenatchee in 2004.  Heather has worked in a large, hospital-based outpatient pediatric clinic as well as in private practice. She currently has a private practice at Can Do Kids Therapy Services in East Wenatchee.  Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenagers. Her favorite activity is tandem mountain biking.