Ray is a chemical engineer by training and has worked in the DOE nuclear cleanup program for 40 years. Currently he is the General Manager for Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration, a Hanford-based laboratory that has a contract with the Department of Energy to analyze highly radioactive samples from Hanford waste tanks.
In his free time, he is the President of Modern Living Services, a 501(c)(3) in Kennewick that is chartered to provide services and support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of the primary services that MLS works to provide is affordable housing. Ray has been working to develop and execute new residential projects that will provide additional housing options here in the Tri-cities for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. He recently led the effort to fund and construct a 4,400 sq ft adult family home in Kennewick that is currently home to 5 well deserving tenants.
Ray and his wife Joy are the proud parents of a 14-year-old son named Reece. Reece has been diagnosed with a genetic anomaly called Tetrasomy 18p, and as a result, he exhibits developmental delays. He is a warm and engaging child with a fantastic sense of humor and inexhaustible energy supply. Ray has come to realize that it is only through the tireless efforts of community organizations like Modern Living Services that a child-like Reece will one day have options to experience a full and independent adult life, and that everyone deserves to have that opportunity.
Andrea graduated in 1998 from Washington State University, receiving a Bachelors's degree in Social Sciences with a minor concentration in Communications. Andrea is a Real Estate agent/broker at Windermere Group One in the Greater Tri-cities. She has been with Windermere since 2015. Her business/sales employment history has afforded her to work in technology and pharmaceutical sales markets for 16 years prior to entering Real Estate. Andrea is one of the founding members of Modern Living Services. Her MLS passion starts with working together with dedicated volunteers who have a like mind in wanting to provide and facilitate long term affordable housing and special services that help go to support independent living options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Andrea is married to Tom Mallonee, and together they have two children. Her eldest child, Lindsey, has intellectual disabilities and is now 30 years old and lives as independently as possible with the help of 24 hour support staff. Her son Sean 24, and graduated in Business with Honors at Waldorf University in Forest City North Iowa. Andrea and Tom became Grandparents in May of 2020 to a beautiful little boy, Sullivan Mallonee, son to Sean & Cade.
Andrea enjoys her Real Estate career and helping families find homes, and in her leisure time, she enjoys playing ball with her two dogs Cooper & Camry, and being on the golf course with good friends!
Michele’s twenty years of accounting experience has evolved into a fresh perspective with new energy and dedication. From that, she brings strength, commitment and a genuine view to Modern Living Services (MLS). She has been able to put a title to her goal; becoming a master of business fulfillment. Recognizing the subtle difference between non-profit and for-profit is a reward to itself. The art of accounting and being accountable is a line Michele has endeavored to walk all her professional years. Developing a vision and becoming fully involved in the end, is what she refers to as the reward.
Michele relocated to the Tri-Cities to be near her family. At the core of her family is her older sister who has special needs. Michele states that “where your and my worst day is a long line, my sisters’ worst day is asking, only herself if she is in the right line”. “Bringing our various skills and talents to Modern Living Services, our job is to assure these members of our community and gently guide them to the right line, right beside us.”
Joy currently works part-time for ISM Solutions as an engineering consultant. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a passion for helping special needs children, adults, and their families, Joy has been working to promote Modern Living Services (MLS) as a board member for the past 3 years. With Joy's background in designing, building, and operating complex engineering projects as well as her love of designing and remodeling homes, she enjoys using these capabilities in developing additional housing options in the Tri-cities for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Joy and her husband Ray (the President) are the proud parents of a 10-year-old son named Reece. As Reece has gotten older, they have started to see (and face) some of the challenges he is going to encounter. They feel that their job is to give Reece every conceivable opportunity and to fight for him when those opportunities are not made available.
Dave has been a Tri-Cities resident since 1974. He attended public schools in both Richland and Kennewick school districts. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business from Columbia Basin College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University. Currently employed by the Tank Operations Contractor at the Hanford Federal Government cleanup site in Richland, Washington.
Dave got involved with Modern Living Services (MLS) through his involvement with the Kennewick Perry Suites (KPS) project. At the successful completion of KPS, he decided to stay involved with serving individuals with special needs by joining the board of MLS. He is particularly interested in supporting the growth and development of MLS' respite and assisted living programs. Dave's other community involvement consists of volunteering as a Meal-On-Wheels driver and as an off-ice official for the local Tri-City Americans Western Hockey League team.
Dave is married to Stana Messinger, and together they have three daughters. Their eldest, Kerry works in financial services and lives with her husband, Nick, and their son, Max in the Tri-Cities. Their middle daughter, Stacy, has intellectual disabilities and lives with her parents. She is a proud graduate of Kamiakin High School in Kennewick and is a big fan of the Tri-City Americans hockey team. Their youngest, Christie is a hard-working Surgical Technologist and lives in the Tri-Cities with her fiancee Andrew. The family enjoys traveling and family game nights together.
I was born in Anaconda, Montana in August of 1960 our family moved to Richland in 1962. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister here in Tri-Cities. I moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1980 and came back to Tri-Cities in 2006. I work at Gesa Credit Union on Goethals in Richland as loan officer and Personal Financial Services Representative.
I got involved with Modern Living Services through my brother Terry. Terry was 3 years older than me and he was very involved in Special Olympics and competed in almost all of the sports since he was a young kid. In 2008 he was injured with a broken neck in a bus wreck coming back from B snow skiing at bluewood and this prevented him from competing in most of the sports that he truly enjoyed. Andrea Mallonee approached Terry later that year and asked him if he wanted to be involved in the Modern Living Services and he was so excited to be involved and became a board member. Unfortunately, he had a series of Surgeries in 2021 and 2022 and he passed away on September 25, 2022. I am now on the board in honor of my brother Terry. I plan on retiring in 2025 and will be able to be more involved at that time. This is truly a great organization that helps this community.
Deana Reiboldt was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, having the privilege of living in Oregon, Idaho and Washington, but Tri-Cities is where she’s called home for over 30 years. She enjoys what this great community has to offer and looks for opportunity’s to make it even better. Deana is a realtor with Windermere and is passionate about and has experience with flipping, remodeling and staging homes. She also has a bachelor’s in education and has worked with preschool and lifeskills children in the past. Deana just became a board member for Modern Living Services and is looking forward to bringing ideas and her experience to the organization.
She has been happily married for 23 years and together they have two teenage daughters, a black lab and a rabbit. Her oldest daughter is a senior at Southridge and plans to attend Central Washington University in the fall. Criminal Psychology is her interest. The youngest daughter is a sophomore who attends the lifeskills classroom at Southridge High. She cheers for a cheerabilities team at Eastside Edge, which consists of children and adults, male and female, who have disabilities.
For fun, Deana enjoys family time at the cabin, snowmobiling, riding e-bikes, hiking, paddleboarding, and travel. Now, part of her fun will be helping at Modern Living Services, as well!
Carolyn Gaynor has been a member of the MLS board of directors since 2021. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from University of Southern California. She also holds her bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting from Western Governor’s University. She works at the Hanford site as a Project Controls Associate, while also working with Kennewick Perry Suites as its accountant. In her spare time Carolyn loves to read and engage in various fitness activities. She completed dozens of 5K runs, Half Marathons, and has completed one full Marathon (so far).
Nick Lippold has lived in the Tri-Cities-Cities, on and off for most of his life. As the child of an Air-Force Officer, he lived where the service took them, from Little Rock, AR to Limbach, Germany. His family roots lead back to Pasco, with two of his great grandfathers being with the railroads out of Pasco in 1800's. Nick attended and graduated Kamiakin High School and went on to graduate from Western Washington University. He is married to his college sweetheart and they have two, grow, out of the nest boys. Nick is a small business owner and graphic designer with Inspired Dog Graphic Design in Pasco. He was first introduced to Modern Living Services by his friend and colleague, Andrea Mallonee. Nick also serves on the Board of Directors at the Franklin County Historical Society Museum.
In his spare time, Nick enjoys RV traveling, camping, hiking with his family and three Cocker Spaniels. He enjoys a good craft beer now and then.
Codi was born in Northern Minnesota and then moved to a small town in Eastern Oregon before graduating from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 2008. After graduation, she moved to the Tri Cities and has since built her career within the financial industry world and is currently working at Numerica Credit Union as a Branch Manager.
During her time here in the Tri Cities, Codi has spent countless hours volunteering with The Children’s Developmental Center, Habitat for Humanity, Tri City Cancer Foundation, United Way, Junior Achievement and 2nd Harvest.
In her free time, Codi enjoys spending time with her daughter, Finnley, who was diagnosed with a very rare syndrome called Coffin Siris Syndrome (CSS). There are less than 200 cases of CSS in the world, and can cause an array of issues including global delays and organ defects. Since her daughter’s diagnosis, Codi has had the opportunity to champion for her daughter and has grown to understand the importance of organizations like MLS. She is very proud to be a part of MLS and it’s mission to provide housing options, life skills and resources for our developmentally disabled population.
Casey Kasselder was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She graduated from Columbia Basin College with a degree in Criminal Justice in 2017.
Casey, whom lives with a physical disability (Friedreich's Ataxia) has made it her life's mission to help others. She knows all to well, the realities of living with a disability. She strives to help make the world more accessible through non-profits which is how she got involved with MLS, but she is also one of the Kennewick Perry Suites tenants.
Casey enjoys teaching herself new accessible features of technologies, she loves reading, and she absolutely loves her puppy Bear (yellow labador).