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Pacific Treatment Alternatives becomes Sound Pathways

For more than 50 years, we have been dedicated to creating a safe and supportive place for our clients to become self-reliant, sober, and successful.

We know that our work is collaborative – we are successful when we work together as a community to support people in need. We are thankful to our community partners, our donors, and our clients for walking this path with us every day.


Sound Pathways (formerly Pacific Treatment Alternatives) is a force of hope and healing for at-risk families and individuals affected by alcohol or substance use disorders and mental health issues in Snohomish County. Each day, we honor, uplift, and guide our clients as they walk their individual paths toward recovery.


Sound Pathways’ values are at the very heart of our work. Every action we take on behalf of our clients and every interaction we have with our clients is grounded in these core values.

Our Team

Our team of experienced, compassionate professionals is dedicated to meeting clients where they are on their journey and supporting them as they work toward a healthy, successful life.

Shannon Smith

Interim Executive Director

Shannon believes that Sound Pathways’ role is to provide wraparound services without judgment. Recovery is not black and white. It’s a process and Sound Pathways is here to support people through the setbacks and successes along the way.

Vashti Quirós

Development Director

Vashti Quirós is a familiar face to the Snohomish County community having worked as the Executive Director of the Snohomish County Music Project. She knows the importance of supporting our vulnerable community members to ensure their civil rights and provide equitable access to inclusive, affirming, and safe experiences.

Maureen Hammer

Project Manager, Marketing and Grants

Maureen keeps Sound Pathways systems and processes running smoothly so that the organization can best serve its clients and its community.

Mo Lewis

Office Assistant

Mo’s desire to help people in need drew her to work for Sound Pathways. She grew up with “addiction all around her” and witnessed firsthand the lack of support for people facing substance abuse.

Tammy Southward

Program Assistant

Tammy provides support and service to Sounds Pathways and its clients in many valuable ways. She joyfully provides childcare to clients’ children when they are attending workshops or at appointments with their Case Manager.

Staci Camlin

ESTEEM House Manager

Staci came to Sound Pathways as an employee after she graduated from the PCAP program. As a former client with a history of homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health issues, Staci personally understands the value of the organization.

Lisa Leavitt

Amerigroup Case Manager

As a certified peer counselor and a recovery coach. Lisa brings hope, faith, and lived experience to her position at Sound Pathways.

Candice Martin

Amerigroup Case Manager

Candice is a certified peer counselor and pharmacy technician who brings her years of experience as someone who has experienced domestic violence, interacted with CPS, and now as professional counselor to Sound Pathways.

Debbie McBrayer

PCAP Lead Case Manager

Debbie brings more than 20 years of experience working with children and families to every conversation she has with her clients. She works to create an open and trusting relationship with her clients and focuses on listening to what they need to be successful.

Toni Gardner

PCAP Lead Case Manager

Through active and nonjudgmental listening, Toni learns about her client’s situation and needs. She then focuses on providing her clients with options so that they can make the right choice for themselves and their families.

Jen Hall

PCAP Case Manager

Jen brings her experience as a young, single mom who struggled with addiction and her expertise in mental health to every client engagement.

Jennifer Ross

PCAP Case Manager

As a dedicated foster parent and guardian of two siblings Jennifer brings a compassionate understanding of trauma, attachment and healing to her work at Sound Pathways.

Leslie Beckman

PCAP Case Manager

Leslie has worked with unhoused and substance abuse disorder clients in previous jobs, and it was there that she realized she had a desire and drive to help people overcome the obstacles often associated with those lifestyles.

Rose Lininger

PCAP Case Manager

Rose knows that consistently being present for clients through the good and not so good choices, through the wins and the ongoing struggles is everything. She knows because Rose has lived it from both sides of the table.

Lesli Napoles

PCAP Case Manager

While there are many facets to Lesli’s work with clients, her cornerstones are advocacy and compassion. With each client interaction, Lesli brings the knowledge acquired in her studies and research combined with her own personal experiences learning to advocate for herself.

Jessica Thornton

SSP Outreach

Jessica brings her lived experience as a former Syringe Services Program client to her work at Sound Pathways.

Jasmine Jones

SSP Outreach

Jasmine believes in meeting people where they are in their journey and showing them respect and understanding along the way.

Joe Dugan

SSP Outreach 

Joe was homeless for a decade before he found a new direction and changed his path. He has volunteered in outreach for more than a year and is excited to be stepping into a Sound Pathways outreach services role to support members of the community.

Our Board

The Sound Pathways Board is comprised of professionals dedicated to the mission of our organization. Forty percent of our members have similar life experiences to those of the clients we serve, giving the Board an exceptionally intimate understanding of our clients and our work.

Sandra Krager


Owner, Brand Impact
Vice President, Vunetrix

Tim Murphy

Vice President

President, CareerpathsNW

Cris Simmons


Evergreen Fire & Safety

Neil Weiss



Mike Wisler

Board Member

Firefighter, Everett Fire Department

Jim Workman

Board Member

Career Firefighter, Everett Fire Department

Judianne Krantz

Board Member

Nurse | Small Business Owner

Brittany Tri

Board Member


Donna Furchert

Board Member

Tribal Social Worker

……Our job is to create a safe and supportive place for our clients to become self-reliant, sober, and successful. We know that every client walks their own path to recovery, and we honor, support, and guide those individual paths.

Our new name Sound Pathways speaks to the journey each of our clients takes as they work toward recovery. It speaks to the journey our staff takes as they partner with our clients. And it speaks to the journey our community takes as they partner with us.

Our tagline, A Way Forward, shines a light on the optimism we feel for our clients. For the strength, respect, and hope we share with them on their journey.

While our name and look have changed, we remain steadfast in our mission to aspire to give our clients and community hope for a better future and our vision to end substance abuse and generational trauma in Snohomish County.

Throughout this new website, you can learn about the challenges our region faces in addressing substance use; explore the evidence-based programs and services that support our mission, and meet the people who bring our mission and vision to life every day.

We’ve also created exciting ways to engage with us including a convenient online donation portal and ready-made social media donor campaigns as well as updated volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to many more years of walking beside our clients and serving our community. Together, we will always find a way forward.

Thank you,

Debbie Graham
Executive Director