President-Felicia J. Slattery

Felicia J. Slattery, M.A., M.Ad.Ed., is a #1 best-selling author of five books, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning speaker, and radio show host with happy subscribers, clients, and customers in 81 countries around the world. Featured in Success Magazine, Inc. Magazine, on the BBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and CNN, she is responsible for more than 8,000 presentations she has either delivered, written, coached, and/or been paid to judge in her career spanning multiple decades making more than $3.6 million with her speaking for herself and those she’s spoken for. Felicia Slattery works with experts, entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders, small business owners, and celebrities to help them connect with people on a human level, build relationships, and enjoy more effective communication professionally and personally. She is a popular podcast guest, in-demand speaker, and communication consultant with creativity and a heart for service. As a cancer survivor, Felicia’s enthusiastic passion for communication is contagious because she knows that one important message delivered with power can transform a life. 

Vice President-Karen Crutchfield Attorney

Secretary-Kathleen Basham, M.Ed

Lead Instructor Pre-Employment Transition Services at The Access Program

Experienced instructor with a demonstrated history of work in the higher education industry, adults, and K12. Certified Academic and Career Coach, RTI Intervention, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Instructional Design, and Public Speaking. Strong skills in technology, multiple educational platforms, copywriting and proofreading.

Treasurer-Bruce Koopmann

R&B Taxes opened in 2016 as a tax preparation, audit representation and bookkeeping service.Tax documents are prepared for individuals, sole proprietorships, small to medium sizedpartnerships and corporations in addition to trusts, estates, gift taxes, etc. I have over 20 yearsexperience preparing taxes of all types while working for other companies. My specialty is smallbusinesses and retiree tax returns. I have been tested by the IRS and attained the status ofEnrolled Agent able to represent clients at levels of the IRS and Tax Court and have done so atthe IRS. R&B also does custom bookkeeping for small to medium sized businesses.

April Snell

Ms. Snell has over 20 years of experience assisting children and adults in achieving their therapeutic goals leading to a more satisfying life.  Ms. Snell’s approach to therapy is from a systems perspective working within the context of the entire family even when working with individuals.  In working with children and adolescents she has training and experience in early childhood brain development, play therapy, and substance abuse treatment both individually and in group settings with adolescents.   Ms. Snell graduated from Carson Newman College with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  In 2016, Ms. Snell received the North American Council on Adoptable Children Activist Award. Ms. Snell is currently working toward becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 

Dano Deck

Dano Deck is a seasoned director for proprietary educational systems. He is also an ordained minister and has volunteered with various church plants, revamps, and has led small groups, performed weddings, and mentored others. Starting his career in financial services for Primerica in 2006, Dano Deck has earned numerous awards, becoming regional vice president and a member of the Financial Independence Council. Married to Heather since 1995, he is the father of two young men and one daughter and they make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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 Kristen Hancock

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Location for Lessons:

Cumberland Springs Ranch

2551 Cunningham Rd

Knoxville, TN 37918

Mailing Address:

PO Box 52696
Knoxville, TN 37950

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