Addison grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and has been a Case Coordinator since August 2017. He married his wife, Lydia, in May 2010. They have a beautiful boy, Quin, born November 19th, 2017. Before becoming Case Coordinator, Addison worked in House 1 as a Teaching Assistant. Before that Addison and Lydia lived in Los Angeles, California, where they spent four and a half years as students. Addison is currently completing his dissertation in the field of communication studies through the University of Southern California. He enjoys learning, laughing, listening and sharing with others. One way he does this is through his podcast, Foster Good, where he interviews professionals in the foster care system about strategies and tips for caring for youth.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Friends University, Wichita KS. Jeff has extensive background in group home management for youth, including twenty-five years’ experience working with youth who had either severe emotional or legal problems. Jeff has worked as a certified teaching parent and a juvenile probation officer. Currently he is the part time case coordinator here at O’Connell.