Brian enthusiastically joined the Hope Center in 2020 as the new Executive Director. He and his wife live in Moscow and have five children. He enjoys connecting with folks over lunch or coffee, and is thrilled to be part of helping others achieve excellence.
LEAD TRAINING MANAGER
Married to his high school sweetheart for nearly 40 years, Steve has been with the Hope Center since it opened. He loves the unity the Hope Center has created in the community, and recognizes this as God’s love displayed through us.
Sarah Brutsman joined the Hope Center team in February 2022 and enjoys the opportunity to invest deeply in the lives of others. Sarah is a wife, mother of adult children, and dedicated follower of Jesus. She is a graduate of the Christian Coach Institute and is a certified professional life coach. She is also a certified Genesis Process counselor and Pathmaker consultant. Sarah and her family moved to the Moscow area in 2013 and have been actively involved in the church and recovery community ever since. Sarah enjoys reading, music, movies and camping as well as investing in others through one on one conversations.
Rob has been with the Hope Center since November 2016. He is certified in Retail Management by Spokane Falls Community College. Rob grew up in Moscow, has been married to his wife who grew up in Potlatch since 2012, and they have a daughter. Rob runs a YouTube channel in his spare time, volunteers with his church on the weekends, and enjoys movies, music, listening to audio books and watching hockey.
Logan has been with the Hope Center since August of 2018. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in finance in the Spring of 2021. Logan and his wife have lived in Moscow for since 2017 and have loved being able to serve this community ever since! He is passionate about being a positive influence in others’ lives and enjoys helping those in need. Some of his favorite hobbies include watching soccer, reading, and spending time outdoors!
Maggi joined the Hope Center in 2015. She loves helping people grow their work and life skills while also teaching them that they have inherent value regardless of their skills. Outside of work, Maggi enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her son, Darius.
Jessica and her husband live in Moscow where she is the heart and soul of Hope Center’s administrative department.
FRONT END MANAGER
Ben (a.k.a Sunshine) has been with the Hope Center since July of 2020. Ben grew up in Kotzebue, Alaska and came to Moscow in 2015 for university. He loves to serve at his church on weekends and his favorite hobbies include basketball, hiking, board games with friends, and being a goofball.
Mark joined the Hope Center Staff in May 2019. Mark grew up in Moscow where he served in the Idaho Army National Guard and the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department. After finishing graduate school Mark and his wife moved to Minnesota and just recently moved back to Moscow in 2018. Having always enjoyed serving others, Mark found a second calling at the Hope Center stating, “Working at the Hope Center is similar to being on a mission trip… it’s hot, exhausting and dirty, but at the end of the day you feel extremely gratified and fulfilled for having the opportunity to help
Olivia joined the Hope Center in September 2022. She grew up in Virginia, and after finishing college and some graduate work, she moved to Moscow in 2011. She loves spending time with her three children, as well as swimming and any activity on/near a large body of water. Olivia loves being with people more than anything, and she says, “I am beyond privileged to be able to listen to and invest in people, every one of whom is made in God’s image and is worthy of honor”.