Matt and Jen Waller have been married since 2005 and foster parents since 2009. Matt and Jen have spent most of their married life in Christian Camping and was not until 2015 that they move out to Midland. Matt teaches at Midland Classical Academy while Jen is teacher, trainer, personal chef, first responder, security counsel and mom to their four "plus" children. The Attic was founded in February of 2016 when Jen sent Matt on several fruitless journeys to find baby gear for our soon to be foster child. Where did she send Matt? You guessed it the attic. Jen knew that they were not the only ones to be in the dilemma of not having stuff for an impending placement so she created a Facebook Group called The Attic and the rest is history.
Jen now manages The Attic's inventory and coordinates volunteers. Matt connects with churches and business so they might understand the crisis of the local orphan. Both train foster and adoptive parents on Trauma Informed Care.
Hey guys! My name is Julie but most of my people call me Jules. I'm a Texas native, born and raised in Odessa. However, I lived a couple years in the mountains of western North Carolina and I think I left a small piece of myself back there. I enjoy a good road trip full of generous amounts of black coffee and good food.
I was exposed to the world of foster care because I attended a church that promoted a culture of foster care and adoption. Now, as a member of Redeemer Odessa, we continue to love and support local foster and adoptive families.
I'm currently pursuing my undergrad in social work. With a passion for loving and serving local families and children, my desire is to work in family preservation after graduation.
While working for The Attic and pursuing my bachelors degree, I also run my own photography business. My days are full of excitement and never the same!