Lisa Castetter – Founder & CEO
Lisa is responsible for vision casting and program creation for TLF, spearheading fundraising efforts, board member relationships, and social enterprise expansion. In the course of developing TLF, she has become a leading advisor to churches nationwide on outreach to teenagers in foster care as well as emancipated youth. Lisa frequently speaks on issues of foster care and adoption, and consults with non-profits and churches on reaching foster youths and developing non-profits. She also is a member of multiple non-profit boards and advocacy teams.
Liz Duckworth – Vice President of Programs and Operations
A recent addition to TLF’s executive team. Liz oversees our internal operations as well as the many ways we connect with the community, including managing our team of coordinators. She works closely with church partners who want to launch foster youth programs, ensuring their volunteers are well trained and supported in adopting TLF’s models. An active community leader, Liz also represents TLF with local and national foster youth organizations and advocacy groups.
Nikki Vega – Launch Pad Coordinator
Nikki supports the two key audiences of our Launch Pad transitional housing program: the residents (and their children), and the volunteers who help these young women meet their personal goals. Nikki provides case management for the residents, ensuring their progress toward healthy independent living. She also coordinates and equips the residents’ Flight Crew volunteer teams, who provide relational skill-building from ranging from developing a budget, learning to drive, to navigating college.
Dineen Tucker – Mentor & Flight Crew Coordinator
Dineen is the first point of contact for adult volunteers interested in working directly with foster youth, starting with the application and screening process. Once trained and ready for service, these volunteers will become mentors to a teen in foster care, or they’ll join a Flight Crew, which are the teams that support each of our transitional housing residents with life skills training and other wraparound services. Dineen ensures that our volunteers have the support they need to succeed.
Kimberly Sanders – Logistics Coordinator
Kim keeps volunteer projects running smoothly at our transitional housing program sites, working with community and faith-based teams. She oversees Serve Days and other work events, from welcoming eager volunteers to making sure there are enough supplies. Kim also manages a pantry filled with donated food, household goods, and hygiene products that are available to Launch Pad and Endeavor House residents looking to stretch their budget.
Ryan Zeulner – Branding and Imaging Coordinator
Ryan shapes the ways TLF conveys itself visually and thematically to its many audiences, such as foster youth, volunteers, donors, churches, corporations, and the general public. Whether through marketing campaigns, photos, videos, social media, or print material, Ryan’s concepts give TLF a consistent image and point of view.
Brystin Davy – Administrative Assistant
Brystin helps the CEO carry out the many details of TLF’s work through calendaring, meeting coordination, report preparation, follow-up calls, and other administrative support. She also helps ensure the accuracy of TLF’s database and mailing lists.
Xochitl Muñoz – Framewerk Imaging Project Manager
Xochitl oversees all aspects of production at Framewerk Imaging, TLF’s screen printing business. This social enterprise provides vocational training for Launch Pad residents as well as an income stream that helps sustain TLF. Xochitl ensures fulfillment of custom T-shirt orders from the community while training residents in customer relations, printing, graphic design, and other roles.