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President & Co-Founder

Courtney has a heart for others to find freedom from their past and know their true worth. She believes that when these co-exist in each parent, the family has the tools to thrive. Courtney has years of experience working with teenagers in both one on one and group settings. Her goal is to

walk alongside each parent as they transition into joy and confidence.  

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Vice President

Donna has a passion for people. She enjoys working with teenagers and the unique perspective they bring to situations. Her interests include reading, puzzles and cooking. Donna and her husband, James, have 5 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 slightly wacky cats.

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Sheryl and her husband, Michael, have three children, Sommer, Lindsey, and Noah. She enjoys teaching and working with teenage girls. In Sheryl's spare time she enjoys dancing, singing, working out, and attending 
family events.


Annette is a happily married wife and mother of 2 boys, along with lots of fur babies. She has always had a big heart for others, which has lead her to a number of different volunteer opportunities. Having been a teen mom herself, she can speak first-hand to the effectiveness of how empowering young parents to empower themselves can be life changing. Her favorite things include decorating, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and family dinners. 

Brandon Bales
Board Member

Brandon's full time work experience and training in safety, quality, manufacturing and landscaping bring a physical and practical prospective when it comes to programs and day to day operations. Brandon also worked with nonprofits to organize and support them through meeting their goals. Brandon enjoys hands on projects and lives with his wife, cat, and 2 ginea pigs.

Lauren Kunz
Event Coordinator

Lauren joined the Tirzah Team to help coordinate the fundraising events. She is a full-time event manager and is excited to use her knowledge to serve Tirzah Place. Lauren has a devotion to help others. She enjoys working with teenagers and seeing them grow into successful young adults. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her friends. 

Becca Schwartz
Art Director

Becca has been helping with design and website related content for Tirzah Place since the start. She is a full time Art Director, but enjoys working with local nonprofits through design services in her spare time. Becca loves the mission and vision of Tirzah Place and is happy to serve in this capacity!


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