Our Staff


Chud Wendle

Executive Director

Chud joined the Hutton Settlement team in July 2016.  He has spent the majority of his career in the business sector with an 18 year career with Wendle Motors and the past 8 years involved in real estate.  In addition, Chud served as the District Director for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.  Chud and his wife have been married for nineteen years and have three school aged boys.  Chud received his B.A. in Business Administration at University of Washington and his M.B.A. at Gonzaga University.

Patty Provence

Executive Assistant for Hutton’s downtown office, located at 422 W. Riverside #931, Spokane, WA 99201.

Patty moved to Spokane from  Missoula, Montana and joined the Hutton team in September, 2004.  She loves to travel and explore the world with her husband, Dave; adores her 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren and stays close to her Montana roots and her family there.

Jessica Laughery

Director of Community Relations and Communication

Jessie joined the Hutton Settlement team in July 2018. Growing up in Clarkston, WA, she was involved in 4-H, school activities and youth government. In 2010, she moved to Spokane to pursue an education at Gonzaga University and received her B.A. in Public Relations in 2014. Most recently, Jessie served as Director of Community and Constituent Relations for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ congressional office. Jessie and her husband, Alex, have been married for four years and enjoy spending time with their two dogs, Tucker and Murphy. Jessie is looking forward to beginning her Masters in Business Administration at Whitworth University this fall.


David Milliken

 Campus Director

David joined the Hutton Settlement in June, 1997.  After his military service and higher education, David spent years in various child welfare roles at Hutton to include case management, youth development, education and now organizational leadership.  He has a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership.  David’s interests include fly fishing, international travel and permaculture gardening.

Shari Miles

Campus Office Manager

Shari grew up in the Seattle area and moved to Spokane in 1989. She began her work at Hutton Settlement in January, 2009. She loves almost all outdoor activities and traveling, especially when it takes her to the ocean and mountains. Her favorite people to spend time with are her three grown children and their spouses, along with her 8 grandchildren who keep her very busy and blessed!

Pam Hydrick

Mental Health Therapist/Case Manager

Pam joined the Hutton Settlement in July, 1992.  She has had various roles from houseparent to case manager and now, mental health counselor.  She received her social work degree from EWU and her Masters in counseling from Gonzaga.  She enjoys her time with her family, which includes her husband, Cletis, and three children, Haley, Cletis, and Luke.

Wylie Rhoads

Mental Health Therapist/Case Manager

Wylie joined the Hutton Settlement in January, 2018.  She is grateful to be a part of the Hutton Family and begin this new adventure.  Wylie is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents.  Wylie has received her BA in Communications in Human Relationships from the University of Montana where she enjoyed being a member of the Co-Ed Cheerleading Squad.  She has also received her BA in Psychology and her MS in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Washington University.  Wylie previously has worked with Spokane Public Schools in their Mental Health Agency at Eagle Peak and Ferris High School.  Wylie has also enjoyed coaching high school cheerleading for over 7 years as part of her involvement in the schools.  Wylie finds joy in spending time with her family, participating in Fun Runs with her family and friends, and playing at the lake in the summer.

Alyssa Nagai

Youth Development Coordinator

Alyssa joined the Hutton Settlement in June, 2016. Before transitioning as the Youth Development Coordinator, she was a Graduate Student Intern under the Director of Children and Family Services for a year and a half. Alyssa received her BA in Children’s Studies and her Master’s in Social Work in 2016 from Eastern Washington University, where she also played on the Women’s Tennis Team. She enjoys volunteering at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Center, cooking and sunshine. Additionally, she is working on getting Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Washington. 

Tamara Milliken

Family Educator

Tamara has been with the Hutton Settlement since 1999. She has worked as a houseparent and is now the Parent Educator. Tamara teaches Circle of Security Parenting on campus and in the community. She also offers mindfulness and self-care coaching. Her favorite color is green and she takes brown sugar in her coffee.

Highlighting Our History and Commitment

We aren’t just a place to live, but rather a neighborhood of care, providing opportunities for growth and development for children residing with us. Stay connected and see what’s going on at Hutton Settlement!