Jeanie Arnold, Case Manager
I grew up in a ski/dive shop in Anchorage Alaska, wilderness and ocean activities have always been a part of my life. I have experienced the therapeutic benefits in my own life that the outdoors can provide and believe strongly in the Alaska Crossings mission “helping youth succeed and using wilderness as a catalyst for change”. I studied Public Health Promotion/Program planning at the University of Utah. I am excited to be a part of such an innovative behavioral health program.
I began working for Alaska Crossings in 2013 as a Case Manager. I work with each participant and their families to help coordinate, and advocate for any needed services that will help the youth succeed in the future. This includes linking families with resources in their community and collaborating with them to write an effective homecoming plan for the participant to build on the positive changes developed during their time in program. When I’m lucky I get to escape the office for a day and interact with our participants in the field.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking the trails of South East Alaska with my one year old daughter on my back. I also enjoy cooking delicious local fish and game, winning chili cook-offs, and skiing whenever it gets cold enough to snow.