Working for Unity Shelter is a privilege.  I have known since I was young that I wanted to “help people” and leading the Mens Shelter team is a challenging and fulfilling adventure.  I have experienced addiction, incarceration, homelessness, and hopelessness and feel incredibly passionate about the care that is provided through Unity.

I grew up in the Chicagoland area and moved to Oregon in 2009.  I earned my AAS in Criminal Justice through Linn Benton Community College and will be working to achieve a BA in Social Work through Portland State University. 

I have been a manager in several food service environments and spent
two years as a WildLand Firefighter for Miller Timber Services where I
was one of few women on a crew and earned the position of Sawyer
as well as Squad Boss.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time outside, working out,
and practicing meditation.​

Taryn Gabbert

Program Manager
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