Alpha House Management
John is married and has seven beautiful children. He served in the Montana Air National Guard for six years as a firefighter and in 1992 graduated from Rocky Mountain College. Upon graduation he began working at the Ted Lechner Youth Services Center for the next four years and in 1996 began a career with the Montana Department of Corrections as a Juvenile Parole Officer. Over the next 20 years John would hold many positions with the Department, ranging from an Intensive Supervision Officer to Chairman of the Billings Area Reentry Task Force. The last nine years of his career John would be the Administrator for Region IV Probation Parole Operations covering the South Central region of Montana. He has been a member of the Billings Community for nearly 30 years, has a strong faith background and set of values that have guided him through the years of his life. John understands the importance of research and evidence in corrections as the field continues to address the complex and ongoing issues of balancing the safety of our communities while providing opportunities for individual’s to change their behavior and become contributing law abiding members of the community. In January of 2016, John was offered and was honored to accept the position as Alpha House Director.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-259-9695 ext. 129
Amanda has worked in the corrections field since earning her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1999 with a double major in Criminology and Sociology. She worked in juvenile residential treatment centers from 1999 until moving to Montana in the summer of 2011 where she took on the role of Case Manager at Alpha House until March of 2012. She then worked for the Montana Department of Corrections as a Probation and Parole Officer for six years, also working part time as a Client Advisor at Passages starting in November of 2017. She returned to Alpha House full time in June of 2018, where she currently holds the position of Operations Supervisor.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-259-9695 ext. 222
Supportive Housing & Re-Entry Supervisor
Susy Paddock has been with Alternatives, Inc. since 2015; first as a Case Manager for the Passages Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, and then the Employment Placement Specialist. Susy is currently the supervisor for the Re-Entry Department. Prior to coming to Alternatives, Inc., she was part of the grant world with New Path New Life and Second Chance Act Programs. Susy has 20 years experience in marketing and public relations, and is an alum of Montana State University.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406.294.9609 ext. 218
Bobbi Jo Walla
Bobbi Jo began her career in Human Services at Youth Dynamics, Inc. in 1994. She completed her Associate’s of Applied Science in Information Technology from Miles Community College in 2000, and in 2001 began working for the Department of Public Health and Human Services for the next 11 years. During that time, she completed her Bachelor of Science from Kaplan University. She is currently enrolled in graduate studies in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnait. She has worked for Alternatives, Inc. since 2013, having held several positions within the agency.
Contact Info: [email protected] or 406-259-9695 ext. 154
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