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Estella “Stella” is Internship Program Director and practices as a Licensed Marriage and family Therapist with Ambitions of Idaho. Stella has a passion for working with children, especially adolescents, families and couples. Stella has been actively involved in restructuring and strengthening the interns program at Ambitions of Idaho. Stella is excited about working with the interns that are currently in the program and contributing to their professional development and training. She is committed to supporting counselors in training as they provide pro-bono counseling services to clients in need.
Isaiah is a Program Manager with the AOI Residential Habilitation team in Nampa. Isaiah received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University. After graduating from BSU, Isaiah spent some time volunteering with the Nampa Police Department and assisting in the crime lab. Isaiah began working with individuals with disabilities in 2012 as a direct care employee and began working as a Program Manager in 2016. Isaiah was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. Isaiah loves helping others and wants others to seek out their true potential. Isaiah enjoys spending time with family and friends and some of his hobbies include: fishing, hunting, reading, and cooking.
Cari “Carisma” Williams
Carisma is a Program Manager for our Residential Habilitation Program in Nampa, Idaho. She was born in Whittier, California and raised in Idaho. Carisma graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government with a Legal Studies Emphasis. She joined Ambitions of Idaho in 2017. Carisma brings 20+ years of experience in the social services industry while living in Texas. She worked for the Texas Attorney General as a Child Support Officer, Texas Health & Human Services Child Protective Services as a Family Based Safety Services Caseworker, and 11 years in the Texas Public Education System. Carisma moved back to Idaho in 2017 with her husband and two sons. She has a passion of serving others and volunteering for such community resources such as CASA, Guardian ad Litem, and Meals on Wheels. In her spare time, she enjoys antique shopping “picking”, crafting, singing, and spending time with her family and friends.
William “Bud” Knutson
William Knutson, otherwise known as Bud, has been with Ambitions of Idaho for over 16 years but has been in the industry for over 35 years. Originally Bud started as a Direct Support Professional with Ambitions in 2002, was then promoted to House Manager and is now our full time Trainer. Bud works with the Residential Habilitation Program where he is responsible for the orientation and onboarding activities of all new Direct Support Professionals as well as ongoing recertification trainings including CPR and CPI. Bud has 2 adult children that reside in the Treasure Valley; weekends you will find Bud along with his children and his faithful companion Harley (Shih Tzu) at car shows and various motorcycle events, as well as the shooting range.