Jen joined the team in May 2022 and is the newest FT staff at PTI. She comes with over two decades of personal and professional experience in the field, ranging from teaching in special education classrooms to residential case management services and is currently finishing her graduate degree in Psychology through Central Methodist University. Jen brings a unique perspective as a parent of both an adult son and a bonus teenage son on the autism spectrum, which she hopes will help in supporting families and caregivers of Pathways participants as well. In addition to her experience in the disability field, Jen was previously an Advocacy and Education Manager for a Domestic Violence Shelter and also spent several years as a a Director of Youth for a program in the Delmar Loop. Jen lives in South City with her husband, daughter, and fur baby, Minnie Mae. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her daughter play college softball, concerts, karaoke, traveling, reading, collecting books and vinyl records, and volunteering in her St Louis City community and schools alongside her husband, who is a Special Ed Teacher for SLPS.
Alyssa Renaud joined the Pathways team in 2020. She received her Bachelors of Science in Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration with an emphasis in Outdoor Recreation from Missouri State University. In her previous roles, she has organized overnight camps, outdoor recreation classes and activities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alyssa will be managing teen and young adult programming at Pathways. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, playing ultimate frisbee, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Jamie Larson has been at Pathways since 2014. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Truman State University and completed Secondary Education Coursework at UMSL. Jamie worked in theatre both professionally and as a high school theatre teacher. Currently, Jamie manages the Social Focus and GAP programs. In addition to her theatre and education backgrounds, Jamie has over a decade of experience working with both children and adults with disabilities in many different settings. In her free time, Jamie enjoys St. Louis’ local parks, politics, cats, true crime documentaries and theatre.