Shane has been involved with Family Promise of Clark County since the rotational shelter program began in 2019. After he was approached by another church in the area about the program, Shane became excited about the mission of helping homeless families and developed a proposal that he presented to his local church in Battle Ground WA. With Shane spearheading the efforts the program gained immediate support. Shane continues to work as a Volunteer Coordinator for Family Promise of Clark County. Under his leadership, the program has flourished within his church community with great support.
Shane spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corp, followed by another eight years in the U.S. Army. His military career provided him with valuable organizational skills, leadership training, ethical standards, and discipline. He draws on his military experience for all things operational.
After his service in the U.S. Army, Shane worked as a manager in the Health Insurance industry for 12 years while he studied business management at Marylhurst University. During this time, he honed his sales, marketing and management abilities. Working in the Portland metro area, Shane also became aware of the increase of homeless challenges in our area. His desire to help with these issues led him to work for the Portland Rescue Mission Men's Shelter. This experience was integral in learning skills and awareness of the many difficulties that homeless people face each day. During this time, Shane became passionate about working as a part of the community devoted to helping unhoused people.
Shane has developed a collaborative approach to leadership and has a true passion for helping families in need. Using a trauma informed approach, he ensures that families throughout Clark County receive support, resources, and hope.
He enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and his grown children Alec and Aidan. He also enjoys the outdoors and woodworking.
Niccole Fuller is a resident of Clark County and is passionate about making changes in the lives of the families we serve. Niccole is a graduate of Washington State University, with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Science with a Major is Case Management. Niccole comes from a background of working in various careers, such as the Vancouver Housing Authority, Bridgeview Resource Center, and Self Enhancement Incorporated. Having worked these various jobs has given her an edge that relates to finding the best resources to ensure our families become self-sufficient and housed. For Niccole, it’s all about relationships and using resources in our community to combat barriers that families face to ensure their success.
Karen has always had a passion for helping people, especially children. With a degree in Early Childhood Education, she spent years teaching preschool and kindergarten, as well as, serving on local school boards and working with after-school programs. In 2009, Karen and her husband Marlin, an electrical engineer with Bonneville Power Administration, moved their family from Olympia to Battle Ground and she began working as the Administrator for a local church. It was when that church became a Host Congregation that she first learned about Family Promise of Clark County and she was immediately enthralled. The compassion, vision, and uniquely structured program, intentionally stepping into relationship alongside families with children facing homelessness, spoke to her heart and she knew she needed to be a part of the Family Promise of Clark County team.