Lynn started her social work career in 2001, working at Catholic Community Services in Vancouver, WA doing Intensive Family Preservation Services and Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS) work with children and families utilizing the Wraparound approach to work toward stabilization and permanency. She continued her work with Catholic Community Services in Tacoma on the Family Access to Stabilization and Transition (FAST) Team to help stabilize children and families in crisis. In 2003, she moved to Yakima where she worked in Region 2 as a BRS provider conducting extensive family searches, placement stability, and services to children, youth and families dealing with significant mental health needs and difficult behaviors.
In 2005, Lynn moved to Spokane an began her 16 year career with the Department of Children and Family Service/Children’s Administration as a CPS Investigator. She also carried cases as a CFWS social worker in Spokane and Tumwater for six years before becoming a FTDM Facilitator. In 2017, Lynn became a Family Engagement Program Manager for Region 5 and managed multiple programs including FTDM, Recruitment, Retention and Support (RDS), and the DCYF (1624) Foster Parent Consultation Team in Region 5. During her time with DCYF, she also supervised the Region 5 FTDM team and a CFWS unit in the Tacoma office.
Lynn received her MSW from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2018 through CWTAP.