Operations Team – Circle of Security International

Circle of Security Operations Team

The Operations Staff

Bill Bloom
Training Manager

Bill joined Circle of Security International in February of 2014. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with degrees in English Literature and Fine Arts. Bill has worked in a wide variety of small business settings, usually involved in creating systems and keeping clients happy. For COSI, Bill helps coordinate all of the trainings and is the main point of contact for sponsors.

When not at his desk, Bill can be found spending time with his wife and daughter, outside running and cycling, or down in his basement working on his letterpress.

Kristine Songhurst
Training Coordinator

Kristine Songhurst joined COSI in September 2018. She grew up in Alaska and earned a B.A. in History with a Minor in Dance from UAA. She has worked in multiple areas from health, retail, and education. Most recently, she worked alongside her husband, helping grow his business. As a mom of 2, she also volunteers on the PTO Board of her children's school.

Both Kristine and her husband have been practicing COS Parenting at home with their daughters since 2011. Her interests include parenting, psychology and personal growth. In her spare time, you'll find her enjoying family life, cooking, reading, writing and dancing at Zumba classes.

Andy Cook
Digital Media Producer

Andy has worked for COSI, helping out in busy times, on and off since 2011. He began as the Accounts Administrator in November 2013. In 2017, Andy became our Digital Media Producer, utilizing his degrees in music production from Spokane Falls Community College and in Broadcast and Electronic Media Studies from Gonzaga University.

When not working, Andy enjoys playing music, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Angela Dierdorff
Office Manager

Angie joined COSI in October 2015 as our Office Administrator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Theater minor from Eastern Oregon University. Angie has worked for various non-profit organizations in communication and event coordination, and spent the last five years working as a bookkeeper. Among other responsibilities for COSI, including editing the website, Angie works to make sure your many inquiries are responded to in an accurate and timely manner.

In her spare time, Angie volunteers for her son's high school, writes for local publications, performs in area theater productions, and looks after the chickens, cats, rabbit, dog and boys with whom she shares a home.

Synthia Barry
Office Administrator

Synthia joined Circle of Security International in April of 2018. After moving to the US from her home country, Burkina Faso, she began to study English, then pursued her education and graduated from Eastern Washington University, attaining a degree in Business Operations Management. She has worked for a couple of non-profit organizations in Case Management and Community Management in the last 5 years.

When Synthia is not working she enjoys quiet weekends at home with her husband and daughter, making West African dishes, listening to music, and reading.

David Ward
Web Developer

David joined Circle of Security International in November of 2017. He graduated from the University of Washington attaining a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. After returning from a 7-year stint as an English teacher in Taiwan, David went on to study Computer Science at Oregon State University. He now works to maintain and improve the Circle of Security website in addition to tackling general IT challenges as they arise.

When he's not at work, David enjoys reading, programming, and getting outdoors.

Alisha Gessner
Online COSP Host

Alisha joined COSI in 2020 as an online host. She is grateful to raise her family in the beautiful pacific northwest. Over the past five years she has worked for several non profit organizations facilitating COSP groups. In addition to her role at COSI, Alisha also works as a birth doula and childbirth educator.

When not working Alisha enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her family.