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Director: James M. Malcolm Jr.


James M. Malcolm Jr., MPA
Probation Director

James came to Skagit County District Probation and Community Services in 2017 after serving Snohomish County Probation and Detention services since 1998. James has a Master of Arts in Public Administration from City University of Seattle, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Washington State University and an Associate of Arts from Skagit Valley College. James also holds an Executive Certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. James believes that with positive community support, the willingness to change and vested Probation Officers, the community, individual and system all benefit from Probation Services.

McCalla Evans
Probation Officer II

McCalla comes to Community Court with experience working for the Skagit County District Court. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, Majoring in Sociology at Western Washington University. McCalla is passionate about helping others and providing direct contact to community-based supports for participants in the Community Court program. McCalla began her journey here at Probation as a Community Court case Advocate for one year and was promoted to a Probation Officer II in July, 2023.

Ryan LaVizzo
Probation Officer II

Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Illinois State University. Ryan brings over 3 years’ experience working as a Domestic Violence Probation Officer from Cook County, Illinois and over 6 years’ experience as Director of Security and Investigations.

Ana Lopez
Office Assistant III

Has an Associates Degree from West Hills Community College. Ana comes to our team with over 7 years of customer service experience

Marina Martinez
Probation Services Specialist / Office Assistant II

Marina comes to District Court Probation and Community Services Department with 18 years experience in the Criminal Justice system, for those 18 years she worked for Skagit County District Court. Marina will be managing the Community Service clients and will be assisting with the active pretrial cases. Marina attended and Graduated from Mount Vernon High School.

Cynthia Martinez-Torres
Office Assistant III

Cynthia began her career as a receptionist here at District Court Probation February 2023. She is a Mount Vernon Highschool grad Class of 2022. She is excited for this new chapter and is willing to learn from those around her. She is determined to work efficiently and in an orderly manner and provide her best work. She is hopeful to be great help for the Spanish community, and to be a positive influence on all who stop by at the Probation Office.

Jamie Pressly
Probation Officer II

Has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Columbia College. Jamie served with the United States Navy as an Intelligence Specialist. She comes to us with Law Enforcement experience with the Mount Vernon Police Department as well as the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office.

Trevor Rose
Probation Officer III Anacortes Municipal, Burlington Municipal and Pretrial Services Court Cases
Trevor graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor Arts in Criminal Justice.  Trevor worked in the Corrections division of the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office in the jail prior to transitioning to Probation Services.  Trevor’s goal is to effect long-lasting, positive change in his client’s lives.

Chad Scheib
Probation Officer III

Chad has 20 years working in criminal justice with youth and adults.   10 years working as a Probation Officer in Okanogan County District Court and Kirkland Municipal Court.  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Washington University.  Master’s degree in Sports Administration and Leadership from Seattle University.  He strives to provide helpful service to the community.

Chris Scrimsher
Probation Officer II

Chris graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree in Leadership with a Minor in Human Services, and an Associate of Arts and Sciences from Whatcom Community College. Chris brings over 20 years of experience working in a variety of leadership positions in the Community and Technical College system where he served as a Judicial Conduct Officer, Behavior Intervention Strategist, and Men’s Basketball Coach. Chris is passionate about people and serving his community.

Matt Simmons
Probation Officer II

Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. Matt brings over15 years’ experience working with at-risk youth where served the Criminal Justice system as a Juvenile Probation Officer and a Juvenile Detention Officer in King County. Matt is committed to his responsibilities to promote and foster the wellbeing individuals in our community.

Heliodoro Villalobos-Meza
Probation Officer III

Heliodoro comes with 4.5 years experience working for Washington State Department of Corrections as a Community Corrections Officer. He has a bachelor’s degree and Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.


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