Dean Gaasland

I’m a Behavior support specialist working with ECS clients to support the client’s mental health and behavioral needs.

I have nearly 30 years’ experience in the behavioral and mental health field in a variety of settings. For the past 16 years I was a special education teacher working primarily in self-contained behavioral classrooms.

I have an AA degree in pre-physical therapy from Everett Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Western Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Portland State University. I also served 8 years in the United States Navy and served in “Desert Storm”

I was born and raised in the Vancouver area.  My interests include playing golf, working in my yard, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.