Snohomish County AmeriCorps Program

Meet Julie...

Julie Houghton, Program Director
Phone: (425) 921-3401

728 - 134th Street SW | Suite 128 | Everett, WA 98204
fax 425.921.3403 | tty 425.743.5994

I have a passion for people and people are my passion! I believe in the spirit and importance of service to others, and especially the mission of AmeriCorps. I served as an AmeriCorps Member for 9 months in the Snohomish County AmeriCorps Program (formerly named Youth Connection AmeriCorps Program) before transitioning to the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator in May 2006. In March of 2008 I became the Director of the program. A love for working on behalf of youth and with exceptional AmeriCorps Members each year keeps me inspired and enjoying my work every day. I am committed to making this program and the experience of its Members as successful as possible.

I received my Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Western Washington University with an emphasis in social organizations/social inequality, and family/life course. I love to learn, believe strongly in education, and strive to be a life long learner. If I could get paid to go to school for the rest of my life I would sign up today!

Western Washington has been home to me my entire life. I love and have been active in sports since I can remember, and can't imagine life without them. I coach girls volleyball, enjoy running 5 and 10k races and snowboard in my free time. I also enjoy traveling throughout the US and abroad.

Meet Samantha...

Samantha Dyess, Program Coordinator

Phone: (425) 921-3493

728 - 134th Street SW | Suite 128 | Everett, WA 98204
fax 425.921.3403 | tty 425.743.5994


As a recent graduate of Western Washington University, I have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. After graduating from WWU, I joined the Snohomish County AmeriCorps Program, and since then have served two terms: my first with the Shoreline YMCA and the second as the Team Leader. I am passionate about volunteerism and community involvement, and my work with AmeriCorps feeds those passions. Each day I am inspired by my team members and everything they give to this program.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy being outdoors, reading, running, and attempting to cook. In my future, I look forward to more traveling and attending graduate school to earn a Master's in Health Promotion.