Serving in the United States Air Force was the highlight of my young adult life. The training and experience I received as a Life Support Specialist taught me to be self disciplined in my work, be accountable for my actions, the importance of attending to detail, to place safety above all else, and that it was honorable to persevere through challenges.
Spending 23 of the last 26 years working at least part-time in the field of Occupational Therapy has given me the opportunity to assist many people in their rehabilitation from various illnesses and injury’s. A Home Assessment in many cases is necessary for a person prior to returning home and can be essential to their feeling of security. With a good understanding of persons with physical, neurological, and cognitive disabilities, I’m able to offer solutions to help prevent falls and keep them safe in their home. Another primary focus is to maximize independence while completing activities of daily living, which is important to a person’s sense of well-being.
A passion for beautiful and well designed homes was instilled in me from childhood. My father was a successful custom home builder and developer in the pristine, Puget Sound area. Along with an Associate of Arts degree, my artistic endeavors extended to completing a Certification of Interior Design through Portland Community College in 2007. Courses in construction, space planning, and Interior Products and Materials were part of the curriculum. During this time I worked for a flooring company gaining experience in design, coordinating materials for interiors, measuring space, completing estimates for products and materials, and overseeing the installations on home remodel projects. Later, as an independent Design Consultant, I continued to assist contractors in remodels and custom home constructions.
Starting Trusted Transitions NW in 2011 provided the solution to combining my two passions and career paths while fulfilling an increasing need I saw in the community. With a desire to further my education, I acquired designations as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and as a Certified Green Professional (CGP) through the NHBA. With training and experience in accessibility, knowledge of durable medical equipment and products, partnered with quality, licensed, and bonded contractors, we will get your job done! The end result will be a more comfortable home with added value and increased ‘visitability’ for all who enter.
We realize some people find their existing home undesirable or impractical to remain living in as they age for various reasons. Whether downsizing to a smaller home, building a custom accessible home, or considering a complete change of community, Trusted Transitions NW, LLC is here to help you navigate through your decision to create a secure, comfortable, living environment you’ll enjoy for a lifetime.
Christine Evoniuk COTA/L, CAPS, CGP
“Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.” – Proverbs 4:26