Meet the Team

Julie Higgins

Julie Higgins

Executive Director

Julie’s homemade chocolate chip cookies will blow your mind.

Jeremy Alvarez

Jeremy Alvarez

Missouri LifeStrengths Director

Jeremy prefers his food cold, especially sweet and sour chicken.

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson

Global Operations Director

Stephanie baked over 32 pies in one month last year to raise support for the women in Kore.

Renae Boedeker

Renae Boedeker

Executive Assistant & Global Trip Coordinator

Renae is the youngest of 10 siblings.

Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant

LifeCoach

Jeff lost his sense of smell six years ago.

Kari Coleman

Kari Coleman

LifeCoach

Kari has played the cello since she was eleven years old.

Yonas Getachew

Yonas Getachew

Finance Head, Global

Yonas collects rare stamps and coins.

Maureen Graham

Maureen Graham

Creative Director

Maureen is a book review YouTube sensation.

David Gurian

David Gurian

Director of Domestic Operations

David once won 2nd place in a fiction novel writing contest.

Tracey Hardwick

Tracey Hardwick

Texas LifeStrengths Director

Tracey and Kirk’s first three children were born within a year but are not triplets.

Vanessa Higgins, CFP®

Vanessa Higgins, CFP®

Director of Finance

Vanessa is an avid volleyball player.

Julie Neal

Julie Neal

Project Manager, Events & Partnerships

Julie and her husband, Rob, have adopted two children from Ethiopia.

Correy O’Neal

Correy O’Neal

Director of Marketing and
Strategic Partnerships

Correy carries a miniature toy dinosaur in her bag to remember to never lose her sense of wonder.

Samantha Stazen

Samantha Stazen

LifeCoach

Samantha barrel raced competitively for almost ten years.

Mike Thurston

Mike Thurston

LifeCoach

Mike owns and rides a unicycle.

Jenna Wright

Jenna Wright

LifeStrengths Administrator

Jenna was a flight attendant for two years.

Sara Zewdie

Sara Zewdie

Administration Lead, Global

Sara has two girls and she is highly skilled at braiding children’s hair.

Julie Higgins

Julie Higgins

Executive Director

Julie’s homemade chocolate chip cookies will blow your mind.

Jeremy Alvarez

Jeremy Alvarez

Director of LifeStrengths

Jeremy prefers his food cold, especially sweet and sour chicken.

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson

Global Operations Director

Stephanie baked over 32 pies in one month last year to raise support for the women in Kore.

Renae Boedeker

Renae Boedeker

Executive Assistant & Global Trip Coordinator

Renae is the youngest of 10 siblings.

Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant

LifeCoach

Jeff lost his sense of smell six years ago.

Kari Coleman

Kari Coleman

LifeCoach

Kari has played the cello since she was eleven years old.

Yonas Getachew

Yonas Getachew

Finance Head, Global

Yonas collects rare stamps and coins.

Maureen Graham

Maureen Graham

Creative Director

Maureen is a book review YouTube sensation.

David Gurian

David Gurian

Director of Domestic Operations

David once won 2nd place in a fiction novel writing contest.

Tracey Hardwick

Tracey Hardwick

Texas LifeStrengths Director

Tracey and Kirk’s first three children were born within a year but are not triplets.

Vanessa Higgins, CFP®

Vanessa Higgins, CFP®

Director of Finance

Vanessa is an avid volleyball player.

Julie Neal

Julie Neal

Project Manager, Events & Partnerships

Julie and her husband, Rob, have adopted two children from Ethiopia.

Correy O’Neal

Correy O’Neal

Director of Marketing and
Strategic Partnerships

Correy carries a miniature toy dinosaur in her bag to remember to never lose her sense of wonder.

Samantha Stazen

Samantha Stazen

LifeCoach

Samantha barrel raced competitively for almost ten years.

Mike Thurston

Mike Thurston

LifeCoach

Mike owns and rides a unicycle.

Jenna Wright

Jenna Wright

LifeStrengths Administrator

Jenna was a flight attendant for two years.

Sarah Zewdie

Sarah Zewdie

Administration Lead, Global

Sarah has two girls, and she is highly skilled at braiding children’s hair.

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