Kimberly Howe Ferguson,  Founder & Owner       Pink Leaf: A Learning Company was founded for the specific purpose of serving older youth in Indiana by Kimberly in . Her fierce passion to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities and build bridges to independence is embedded in the Pink Leaf culture. She is a native Hoosier and Ball State graduate who currently resides with her husband and son in Muncie, Indiana.   Kimberly@PinkLeafLearning.com

Kimberly Howe Ferguson, Founder & Owner

Pink Leaf: A Learning Company was founded for the specific purpose of serving older youth in Indiana by Kimberly in . Her fierce passion to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities and build bridges to independence is embedded in the Pink Leaf culture. She is a native Hoosier and Ball State graduate who currently resides with her husband and son in Muncie, Indiana.

Kimberly@PinkLeafLearning.com

  Sloane Thompson,  Chief Executive Officer    Sloane is passionate about leading Pink Leaf in its mission to engage youth in meaningful experiences and develop support networks that will facilitate their successful transition into adulthood. She has led several experiential learning organizations particularly in university settings, and she has an extensive professional network both state-wide and nationally. Sloane holds a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology from Indiana University. She lives on the north side of Indianapolis with her husband and two sons. They spend lots of time on sports fields, and traveling for cultural experiences and to visit family in other parts of the country.   Sloane@PinkLeafLearning.com          

Sloane Thompson, Chief Executive Officer

Sloane is passionate about leading Pink Leaf in its mission to engage youth in meaningful experiences and develop support networks that will facilitate their successful transition into adulthood. She has led several experiential learning organizations particularly in university settings, and she has an extensive professional network both state-wide and nationally. Sloane holds a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology from Indiana University. She lives on the north side of Indianapolis with her husband and two sons. They spend lots of time on sports fields, and traveling for cultural experiences and to visit family in other parts of the country.

Sloane@PinkLeafLearning.com

 

 

 

  Chris Le Roux,  Youth Engagement Coordinator     As our Boot Camp Coordinator, Chris spends most of his time on-site at our various camps.  He is the face of Pink Leaf for many of our youth and class participants.  Assisting our instructors in class, Chris brings enthusiam, joy, integrity and teamwork principles into each camp.  He 'loves the opportunity to connect with the youth, to encourage them and to bring them hope!'  Chris was born and raised in South Africa.  His work history includes sound engineering for a video production company, and ministry of various types around the world.  Chris currently lives in Muncie with his wife and two kids.   Chris@PinkLeafLearning.com

Chris Le Roux, Youth Engagement Coordinator

As our Boot Camp Coordinator, Chris spends most of his time on-site at our various camps.  He is the face of Pink Leaf for many of our youth and class participants.  Assisting our instructors in class, Chris brings enthusiam, joy, integrity and teamwork principles into each camp.  He 'loves the opportunity to connect with the youth, to encourage them and to bring them hope!'

Chris was born and raised in South Africa.  His work history includes sound engineering for a video production company, and ministry of various types around the world.  Chris currently lives in Muncie with his wife and two kids.

Chris@PinkLeafLearning.com

  Kara Riggleman, Youth Engagement Coordinator    Kara has served teenagers in various capacities for nearly fifteen years, and has worked in social services for over a decade. While completing her undergraduate degree in Chicago, Kara became passionate about social justice and bringing equal opportunities to inner-city youth. Most recently, Kara was living in Los Angeles, CA, where she completed her Master of Social Work degree (MSW). Kara is devoted to serving teens on the margins and brings heart and professionalism to all that she does.     Kara@PinkLeafLearning.com

Kara Riggleman, Youth Engagement Coordinator

Kara has served teenagers in various capacities for nearly fifteen years, and has worked in social services for over a decade. While completing her undergraduate degree in Chicago, Kara became passionate about social justice and bringing equal opportunities to inner-city youth. Most recently, Kara was living in Los Angeles, CA, where she completed her Master of Social Work degree (MSW). Kara is devoted to serving teens on the margins and brings heart and professionalism to all that she does.

Kara@PinkLeafLearning.com

 
  Kristin Obermeyer,  Practice Lead      Kristin's life path inspired her commitment to the successful and sustainable futures youth deserve.  Leveraging over 10 years social service experience, Kristin grows our programming and teams to meet youth where they are.  Her excitement and joy, witnessing youth grasp their potential and harness their power to change their circumstance, is contagious. Kristin aims to elevate the expectations and outcomes for youth in all aspects of living, learning, and community. She revels in connections youth make to one another, the community, and their futures through the experiences and opportunities offered through our company.   Kristin@PinkLeafLearning.com

Kristin Obermeyer, Practice Lead  

Kristin's life path inspired her commitment to the successful and sustainable futures youth deserve.  Leveraging over 10 years social service experience, Kristin grows our programming and teams to meet youth where they are.  Her excitement and joy, witnessing youth grasp their potential and harness their power to change their circumstance, is contagious. Kristin aims to elevate the expectations and outcomes for youth in all aspects of living, learning, and community. She revels in connections youth make to one another, the community, and their futures through the experiences and opportunities offered through our company.

Kristin@PinkLeafLearning.com

  Bria Zolman,  Marketing & Communications Coordinator    After growing up in northern Indiana, Bria has been invested in the Muncie community since 2001.  She carries a Bachelors degree in Education, an affinity towards entrepreneurship, and the belief that education, poverty and crime are inextricably connected.  Bringing hope and healing to our communities through Pink Leaf learning opportunities is one way Bria hopes to leave a legacy of restored beauty in our world.  Bria lives in Muncie with her husband and two kids.     Bria@PinkLeafLearning.com

Bria Zolman, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

After growing up in northern Indiana, Bria has been invested in the Muncie community since 2001.  She carries a Bachelors degree in Education, an affinity towards entrepreneurship, and the belief that education, poverty and crime are inextricably connected.  Bringing hope and healing to our communities through Pink Leaf learning opportunities is one way Bria hopes to leave a legacy of restored beauty in our world.

Bria lives in Muncie with her husband and two kids.  

Bria@PinkLeafLearning.com

  Gina Jobe,  Curriculum Specialist     Gina joined the Pink Leaf team as a boot camp coordinator after fourteen years of teaching at an elementary school. More recently she has transitioned into a role as a Curriculum Specialist where her attentions are focused on developing content for our boot camps and certification classes. She shares Pink Leaf's vision of equipping communities with practical skills that will enrich lives toward independence. Her heart's desire is to see families inspired toward hope for their own futures.   GinaJ@PinkLeafLearning.com

Gina Jobe, Curriculum Specialist

Gina joined the Pink Leaf team as a boot camp coordinator after fourteen years of teaching at an elementary school. More recently she has transitioned into a role as a Curriculum Specialist where her attentions are focused on developing content for our boot camps and certification classes. She shares Pink Leaf's vision of equipping communities with practical skills that will enrich lives toward independence. Her heart's desire is to see families inspired toward hope for their own futures.

GinaJ@PinkLeafLearning.com