Our Team

We are a small but dedicated team of creative, hard-working, personable individuals who are passionate about impacting kids, families, and communities.
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Program Director

Curt Sawyer

Curt has served in leadership positions in the U.S. Army, corporate world, higher education, and non-profit. At RezilientKidz, he oversees the team and has passion for the strategy, culture, and support of his teammates. Curt has a quirky sense of humor which to him is not quirky at all, and he’s not bashful in exercising his gifting in this area with those close by.

Curt is a committed family man to his wife Lisa of 29 years and their three children (Rachel, Isaac, and Anna), two dogs (Keller and Alistair) and cat (Poody). Curt enjoys reading, intentional time of reflection, weightlifting, running, hiking, camping, motorcycles, and front porch rockers.

Regional Representative/Bilingual Trainer

Oliver A. Cardenas

Oliver is originally from Mexico City, Mexico, and moved to Colorado Springs in 2023, after many years of living in California. He brings over 23 years of leadership experience in different culturally diverse organizations in the United States and Latin America. Oliver is passionate about helping children and their families thrive and find purpose. He has traveled to over 25 countries around the world and loves to learn from diverse cultures. His favorite region in the world is Southeast Asia. 
Oliver loves to spend family time with his wife Aimee, children, and his mom – who, by the way, is the best Mexican cook on this side of the planet. He also loves to travel, making new friends, exploring new places, trying new things, and cooking. He has a great, positive sense of humor.
Regional Representative

Andrea Davis

Andrea is originally from Jamaica, and moved to Colorado Springs in 2008, after many years of living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds a BA in Elementary Education, Special Education, and a MS in Educational Leadership. With over 29 years of education experience, Andrea joined RezilientKidz as a Regional Representative for the South-eastern Region of the US.

Andrea’s greatest joy is being a wife and mother of three amazing children. She loves to read, watch movies, and travel with her family.

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Ketty Kerns

Ketty was born in Colombia and grew up in the Middle East and Asia. She brings over 20 years of experience in Global Content Creation. At RezilientKidz, Ketty is a bilingual trainer for the parenting curriculum, Raising Highly Capable Kids.

Ketty is passionate about supporting women and helping families thrive. She loves and appreciates diverse cultures. Her favorite place to visit is the Kashmir region.

Regional Representative

Deana Thayer

Deana comes to RezilientKidz via the birth and early parenting sphere. She served as a doula and childbirth educator for two decades before moving into podcasting and parent coaching. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a Master of Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. Deana is passionate about connecting parents with resources to help them thrive rather than simply survive on their parenting journey.

Deana’s greatest treasure is her wonderful blended family. She and her husband Scott are newly minted empty nesters, with five young adult children between them. In her free time, Deana enjoys traveling, reading, going on walks, and watching true crime shows.

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Regional Representative

Kim Trobee

Kim first stepped behind a microphone at the tender age of 3. She went on to be a local DJ and do commercial voiceovers and television. She recently graduated with a degree in surgical technology. So how did she get to RezilientKidz? Kim’s love for people goes beyond reporting the news or even tending to their physical needs in an operating room. When she heard about the impact of RezilientKidz, she was hooked! She’s looking forward to meeting new and interesting people and the families whose lives are being changed.

Kim loves to hang out with her husband Gary, her two grown sons, her gorgeous daughter-in-law – and the most beautiful granddaughter ever created. She also gets a kick out of gardening, creating beautiful things, reading good books, and working out.

Program Manager

Laura Williams

While she hails from the great state of Nebraska, Laura has traveled to over 40 states – with additional quests on the horizon. Besides being a world traveler, her heart sings when she can help equip families to foster healthy communities. With that in mind, she is so excited to be a part of the RezilientKidz team! Laura is a behind-the-scenes powerhouse, ensuring our team is equipped and our programs are successful. 

When not in the office, she is probably on some sort of adventure on the water, in the mountains, or under the stars. Some consider her a pun master and a human jukebox. 

Marketing Manager

David Thomason

David was born into a fourth generation business owner family, so entrepreneurialism runs deep. After creating years of micro businesses, he grew and ran a strategic marketing design firm for twenty years, working with national and international clients. Now he and his wife own a coffeeshop/café and a chocolate/ice cream shop. He is thrilled to now be a part the RezilientKidz team, applying his expertise to help serve families and children.

David’s passions are family and art. One of the great blessings of his life is marrying his high school sweetheart in 1989. And when he has a minute or two, he loves to draw, paint, and build art.

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Jesse Fullan

For over 10 years, Jesse has been a passionate trailblazer in non-profit organizations. At RezilientKidz, Jesse manages our website and social media presence, creates content to serve families and community leaders, among the many other creative needs that come up in a small non-profit. Jesse’s heartbeat is utilizing tools in the digital space to bring help and hope to people who long for it.

Jesse’s favorite job is being a dad to three wonderful, goofy, and loving kids. He is also an avid musician, and one of his favorite pastimes is performing coffeeshop concerts with his wife.

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