Wyatt Schroeder serves as the Executive Director for CATCH, Inc. He is responsible for the strategic management, fund development, storytelling, and program success of the organization. A native of Pennsylvania, Wyatt holds an M.B.A. from Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA) and a B.A. from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). While serving in AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together, Wyatt found the passion of his life: ending homelessness. Since then he has worked with Doorways for Women and Families, a re-housing and domestic violence shelter organization in Arlington, VA and Project HOME, a housing and services agency in Philadelphia, PA. In 2012, he founded StoryBank Consulting to help social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and collective impact initiatives design innovative strategies to meet their mission and tell their story. Through his consulting, he has aided organizations such as Pathways to Housing PA, Your Way Home Montgomery County, and CATCH, Inc, before coming on-board as its Executive Director. Wyatt is committed to building sustainable organizations around innovative housing models, such as Housing First, while never forgetting to share the powerful stories of those we are serving.
Director of Development
Erin serves as the Director of Development for CATCH, Inc. She is responsible for fostering partnerships between CATCH, Inc. and private industry, community members, and other agencies. She also works with clients, supporters and community members to raise awareness of CATCH’s mission by creating, planning and running fundraising campaigns and special events. Erin holds an M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management from American Public University and a BA in Marketing from St. Mary’s University. Erin has a background in nonprofit program management, international technology sales, pharmaceutical sales and government contracting. Outside of work, Erin can be found exploring outdoors in running shoes, hiking boots, on skis or snowshoes with her husband and hound dog. She has traveled to over 45 countries and noticed one commonality in people. Everyone has an innate desire to have a home and make a better life for their family. She believes together we can make this happen in Idaho. Every Family. Every Person. A Home.
Director of Housing Services
Jeremy Blades has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minored in addiction studies. He completed a dual emphasis master’s degree in counseling; focusing on school counseling and addictions counseling. He has over ten years of experience in working as a counselor with individuals who have addictions, mental health issues, and behavioral issues. He had the privilege of working in multiple levels of care, ranging from detoxification services and residential treatment to outpatient care. He has considerable experience building professional relationships, training staff, educating new professionals, and managing stress related to working with individuals and families with addictions/mental health issues. He has over five years of experience as an adjunct professor at Boise State University to assist in the development of addictions professionals, specifically teaching clinical assessment and case management skills to students with goals of working with individuals with substance use disorders. His extensive training in clinical supervision has led to the development of two outpatient programs. He also has comprehensive training in motivational interviewing, in which he developed skills for working with resistance and building off of individual strengths.
Case Manager (Meridian)
CATCH of Ada County
Abby White comes to CATCH with a Masters in School Counseling from Gonzaga University, after receiving her B.A. in Psychology at Western Washington University. She was born in Tacoma WA and had a desire for serving others at a young age. She became involved as a Young Life mentor during her undergraduate studies at WWU. Through this experience, Abby discovered her gifts for connecting with teens and sharing in their triumphs and set-backs. For the past five years, Abby worked as a school counselor at Coeur d’ Alene High School before moving with her husband to Boise in 2012. They love Boise and are passionate about the outdoors, living life with purpose, and helping others.
CATCH of Canyon County
Jesse Fessenden comes to the CATCH family with a multitude of passions and a vision to see the community’s homeless population overcome their past and succeed in their lifelong dreams. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from Boise State University. Jesse’s previous experience includes work as a Service Coordinator, Case Manager and Employment and Retention Specialist serving individuals and families in achieving stable housing, and assisting with educational and employment opportunities. She also holds a degree in Culinary Arts and spends her down time continuing to learn about and create amazing dishes and desserts. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her 8 year old Border Collie, Biscuit.
Office & Resource Manager
CATCH of Canyon County
Kylie brings several years of management experience to the Canyon County program. Starting in retail at a young age and evolving into office management, she finds that administrative vocation and great customer service are a valuable part of herwork. Kylie was born and raised in Canyon County and has remained a part of our great community. As the Office and Resource Manager, Kylie utilizes not only her knowledge of office and resource organization, but also her passion for helping people and making a positive difference in our community. Kylie and her husband of 10-years, Tim, have two beautiful young daughters and two dogs. In their free time they love to coach soccer, golf, and landscape their new home. And dream about “free time.”
Admin & Client Care Specialist
CATCH of Ada County
Amanda comes to the CATCH family with a deep passion for social justice and advocacy for vulnerable populations. She graduated with a B.A. in social work from Boise State University. She is a licensed social worker and brings several years of case management experience to the team. Amanda’s background is primarily working with families and individuals experiencing homelessness. With CATCH, she serves as Admin & Client Care Specialist. She is responsible for being the first line of response for clients and service providers in the community. She is excited to share her passion and skills with those she has the privilege of working with. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her 7-year-old dog Megan, being outside, and drinking way too much coffee.
AmeriCorps Partnership Specialist
CATCH of Ada County
Shaun Hall comes to CATCH through the Idaho State University’s Idaho Healthcare for Children and Families AmeriCorps program. His role with CATCH is as the Partnership Specialist for the Boise City / Ada County Coordinated Entry system. This position deals primarily with clients entering the homeless crisis response system. Originally from Bremerton, Washington, he holds a Masters of Social Work and B.A. in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. AmeriCorps has given him the chance to work on strategic planning and execution of system change through an innovative non-profit. In his free time, he makes delicious fries and burgers at Boise Fry Co.’s Nampa location. His life goals include enlightening the rest of CATCH staff about good coffee and convincing Wyatt to grow out his beard. If AmeriCorps has taught him anything, it is that nothing is impossible with enough passion.