Bonnie Christensen has dedicated her time to working with individuals with intellectual disabilities since 2001. She has developed a passion for facilitating personal growth and independence in every individual she has worked with. Having worked at Sonoma County Office of Education within the adult transitional and community based instructional program for 13 years, Bonnie came to Opportunity for Independence with a strong background in education. She began working at OFI in 2015 as a Job Coach, and transitioned into the position of Job Readiness Coordinator in 2016. In her current position, her main focus is teaching clients independent life skills and working with job coaches to implement community based instruction. Bonnie has had success in using SNAP (Specific Natural Activities Program) curriculum to help guide programming. During her free time, Bonnie enjoys cooking and creating in many capacities. Currently, she resides in Petaluma with her husband, two pugs, and her rescue pup, Chloe.
Steve recently joined OFI and brings decades of accounting experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit business world. Most recently he served as the Controller for a not-for-profit organization serving the boating industry, which was a great opportunity to work in an environment that is also his passion. Steve is enthusiastic about working in a company that is giving back to the community and providing valuable assistance to underserved populations. Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his MBA at Golden Gate University, San Francisco. In his free time Steve enjoys exploring the California coast, cooking, and spending time with family.