Jubilee Foundation helped establish the Tierra Vida community starting in 2005 on ‘A’ Street in Pasco, WA. When construction began, the site had been little more than barren, sandy ground dusted with discarded waste. It had been cast aside and written off. It was for these reasons, however, that the location was chosen in the belief that, like many of us, it could be redeemed. Today, the neighborhood thrives and has grown to include over 1,500 residents in 252 homes and 129 multi-family units.
The shared goal in this neighborhood is to provide opportunities for personal growth and connections to others, enabling families to heal and provide opportunities for them to serve their neighbors. Our model of neighborhood development focuses on the people living in the place rather than simply the four walls that make a house. Our desire is to develop a sense of community where everyone is known, loved, and feels called to serve.
As Managing Director, I provide direction and oversight for the Tierra Vida community. I am specifically responsible for the day-to-day supervision and coordination of Jubilee Foundation operations within the Tierra Vida community – including its multi-family and residential housing. I enjoy what I do, but I couldn’t do it without the moral and spiritual support of my lovely wife Tanya and 5 children, Elijah, Malachi, Jessikah, Diego and Mercedes. They are the ones that remind me why I do what I do.
Community Impact Manager
As Community Impact Manager, Ruben is responsible for Tierra Vida's quality of life programs and activities as well as partnering with the Homeowner Association.
My role in the community is to serve as your primary contact if you have concerns or needs with regard to the multifamily property. If you are in the neighborhood, don’t be shy and stop by to say hello, we are here to serve you.
Community Engagement Coordinator
My goal in my role as the Community Outreach Coordinator is to help all residents of Tierra Vida feel connected. I serve as the main point of contact for residents regarding service opportunities, questions and interests, and/or concerns related to individuals and family. I visit community members regularly, while giving daily priority to those in greatest need.
Recreation Center Manager
I supervise the Rec Center and am the primary point of contact if you have interests in our events and activities, would like to enroll as a member of our fitness programming or would like to rent our facilities for a celebration.
Community Youth Coordinator
I serve as our outreach to youth within the community. I coordinate events and activities while also making home visits to touch base with parents and assist when needed with specific needs or concerns within the families.
Recreational Center Assistant
Grounds Assistant Manager
Leasing Office Receptionist
Artist in Residence