Remote Peer Support

Now you can contact us Remotely and get the peer support you still need. Here are our Peers with a brief bio that include their contact numbers and the hours they are available.

  • Kayla Perry, Comfort Zone Program Manager, B.S, CPSS, QMHA

    • (971)865-7728

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 9am-5pm

    • I’ve been the Program Manager of Comfort Zone and a Certified Peer Support Specialist for over three years at Luke-Dorf, trained in Intentional Peer Support and ASIST. My lived experience is in mental health and childhood trauma, specifically the diagnoses of Severe Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, C-PTSD, and ADHD. I also identify as queer and have experience with navigating queer resources in the community. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Science and will be starting the MSW program at PSU in Fall 2020.

  • John Kightlinger, Peer Support Specialist, MCJ,CPSS

    • 971-716-7599

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 1am-5pm

    • My name is John and I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist with three years of experience. I currently work for Luke-Dorf at the Comfort Zone. I have experience in both clinical and peer-run settings. I have specialized in jail diversion and mobile crisis. I also have experience providing support with Social Security. My educational background is in criminology and criminal justice. Being a peer, I have lived, personal life experiences that equip me to support people who may have similar experiences or are interested in certain topics. Some topics I am familiar with include bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, anxiety, psychosis, childhood trauma, psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient services, and psychotropic medication. I am more than happy to provide peer support by using my personal and professional experience to those who are interested.

Dahlton Burke, Comfort Zone Lead Peer Support, CPSS

  • 971-517-5039

    • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 9am-5pm

  • I’ve been the Lead Peer Support Specialist at Comfort Zone for over three years at Luke-Dorf. I don’t have much in the way of formal learning, my discovery and growth as a peer came from a long road of self-education, with many starts and stops along the way. I have lived experience in:

    • Childhood abuse

    • LGBTQIA2+ (I’m trans and identify as non-binary)

    • Epilepsy

    • Autism

    • C-PTSD

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • Outpatient and inpatient services

    • ASIST

  • Bill Perkins, Community Building Assistant, CPSS

    • 971-517-7162

      • ​Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 1-3p 

    • I’ve been the Community Building Assistant at Comfort Zone and a Certified Peer Support Specialist at Luke-Dorf for over 3 years. I have lived experience with mental health recovery and addiction in chemical dependence, as part of my peer history. I like to do art therapy and color-type projects, to increase mindfulness and positive development, with a focus on resiliency. I bring all of these things to my peer service practice and feel they would be beneficial.

  • Melissa Esquivel, Homeless Outreach Peer Support Coordinator, CNA/MA, CPSS

    • 503-851-5808

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 8am-4pm

    • Yo hablo Español 

    • I’ve been a Certified Peer Support Specialist with Luke-Dorf at Comfort Zone for over a year. I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking peer who is a passionate activist for immigration/equal rights who has experienced immigration trauma personally, and I’m also a certified CNA/MA. I have lived experience in childhood trauma, as well as being a child of incarceration and addiction. I experience anxiety, depression, C-PTSD, and Bipolar I. I have skills to assist immigrants in finding resources and would love to support you with my lived experience.

    • Hola me llamo Melissa. Soy especialista en apoyo a compañera/compañero trabajo con Luke-dorf Comfort Zone por un año y tres meses. Soy bilingüe en English y español. Soy un activista apasionada por los derechos de immigrantes/LBGTQ+ soy certificada en CNA/ MA. Tengo experiencia de vida en trauma de niñes y adulto también soy hija de encargcelacion y addiction, alcoholismo igual a trauma propia de Migración. Puedo ayudar con recursos migratorios también buscar otros tipos de recursos. Mis diagnosis son ansiedad y depression PTSD acompejado igual a bi-polar 1. Me gustaría apoyarte con mi experiencia vivido.