Surrounded by the most passionate and energetic staff around, SOAR students are celebrated and embraced for who they are today and what we know they'll accomplish tomorrow.

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SOAR Leadership

The SOAR Leadership team is always working to make SOAR better.


Ben Rediske
SOAR Director

Abby Smith
Director of Programing 

Frankye Koontz
Director of Development

Caryn Wilson
Educational Expert

Samantha Harp
Site Director- Jones

Ellie Hoyt
Site Director- Grace Hill

Cecilia Martinez
Site Director- Parson Hills

Raleigh Myers
Intern- Jones

Hector Contrerez
Intern- Grace Hill

Lakyn Kidd
Intern- Parson Hills

Makiah Martin
Intern- Marketing

Hannah Fiser
Intern- Programing


SOAR Group Leaders

Group Leaders are the hands and feet of SOAR. By hiring the best of the best, the Group Leaders strive to celebrate and help grow all of the SOAR students.


Luis Garcia

Jen Lopez

Creighton Wright

Weston Snow

Madison Johnson

Sydra Stanley

Ryan McQuade

Kayla Gill

Mia Bates

Jonabett H

Hannah Banker

Austin Detrick

Robbie Moore

Maylee Loften

Chloe Deavens

Kerstin Hobbs

Hunter Simmons

Seth Anderson

Lily Downing

Marya Howell

Kaitlyn Schemel

Parson Hills
Isabella Maestri

Jessica Sykes

Lauren Taylor

Elizabeth Sugg

Bryce Collins

Conner Huie

Ally Avalos- Lopez

Sierra McCurdy

Sarah Tamplin

Sydney Steele

Carlos Friddle

Kyler Broach

Lauren Kjellberg

Hannah Mashburn

Emily Schlichtig

Brennan Fincher

Taylor Carbonell

Kyle Guthrie

Anna Hedstrom

Grace Hill
Dean Cline

Melanie Manning

Sam Spence

Kayla Milliken

Austin Losey

Tatum Richardson

Emmie Carroll

Kenlee Hill

Kaytlan Rayford

Carli White

Dom Townsend

Bri Hess

Mariel Rodriguez

Emma Woodrow

Victoria Richards

Max Cerniga

Morgan Nelson

Emma Orlando

Andrea Domingez

Brenna Gaul


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council serves as a community champion for SOAR. Members share their unique talents by providing SOAR with expertise, knowledge of constituent perspectives, connections to resources and forms of philanthropic support as needed. The Advisory Council does not have governing powers or legal responsibilities to SOAR.


Sara Bishop

Aldan Napier

Heather White

Abraham Aguilar

Carolyn Parsons