Madi Hutson, Executive Director
Madi is the Executive Director at TASC, where she leads a fanTASCtic group of humans who are passionate about seeing Northwest Arkansas teens empowered to succeed. She believes teens can and do succeed when given the skills and opportunities to do so. Madi’s personal mission is to empower those around her to find personal significance and serve “in their lane.”
Madi worked with TASC for nine years as a volunteer, board member, and Group Facilitator for Girls Circle, before becoming the Executive Director in 2015. Madi earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art with a minor in Psychology from University of the Ozarks. Prior to Madi joining TASC, she spent eight years working as a Special Programs Coordinator at Boys & Girls Clubs of Abilene, a Program Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton County, and traveling as a consultant with Just KYDS, LLC on an advancement team that provided turnaround and transformational services to organizations across the nation. She has trained
nearly 1,000 youth development professionals on how to develop and sustain impactful programs for youth.
Madi currently lives in Bella Vista with her husband and four children. She enjoys art, reading, and outdoor activities.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Spragg, MS LPC, Founder
Dawn is the co-founder of the Teen Action and Support Center (with husband Greg) and currently serves as Director of Therapeutic Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Family Mediator.
Dawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling. Dawn is passionate about the positive impact teens can make in their schools and communities. Her hope is that all teenagers will have access to the support they need to believe in themselves and realize their full potential.
Dawn and her husband have three grown children and two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and spending time at the lake.
You can reach her at email@example.com
Aron Shelton, Director of The Station
Aron is the Director of The Station, TASC’s social innovation lab in downtown Springdale. Before his current position, Aron was the Director of Community Service for two years. Prior to TASC, Aron co-founded a local organization called Seeds That Feed and spent three years working in the Northwest Arkansas startup space.
Aron is a collaborator and connecter. If you are interested in learning more about The Station, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Snyder, Director of Community Service & Engagement
Alyssa is the Director of Community Service & Engagement for TASC, working to connect youth with meaningful opportunities to discover more about themselves, and the world around them, through curated community exploration and service projects.
An avid volunteer since her pre-school days, Alyssa could frequently be found tagging alongside her mom as she managed cases at the local food bank, delivered food to homes she knew were struggling, and modeled the power of what one individual can do to affect those around them. Even at a young age, Alyssa realized this was what made her spark.
After graduating with a degree from the Walton College of Business in 2009, struggling to find meaningful employment, Alyssa drew upon inspiration from her early years of community exploration. In the years to follow, Alyssa would go on to co-create multiple community based startups, bridging gaps between what exists and what could be possible --- realizing that the most effective way to affect change, is to create it.
When not working (yes, there are times!), Alyssa enjoys having a great meal, sitting on a back porch with friends talking about all the things, traveling whenever and wherever possible, and being a mother to several fur children: Skooter, Tatters the Catters, and the late Oskar (who was the original TASCot).
Alyssa would love to know you. You can reach her at email@example.com
Jennifer Krein, Director of Education & Resources
Jennifer is the Director of Education & Resources for TASC, where she helps teens to activate their potential and connect to additional community resources.
Before joining TASC, Jennifer spent 10 years as a Psych Tech and Case Manager at Vista Health. After a successful career working alongside adolescents and their families, Jennifer now empowers Youth Engagement Specialists to walk alongside teens on their journey.
Jennifer enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, cooking, and playing board games.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Hoyt, Administrative Director
Michele is the Administrative Director for TASC, where she provides staff support, office management, client scheduling, assistance on special projects, and any area where she is needed.
She has over 20 years of banking, operations, training, management, and administrative experience. She spent 15 of those years at Arvest Bank.
While she has a natural knack for details, coordinating, and communicating, she also has a heart and empathy for people. Michele believes that everyone has a story behind the scenes, and behind the screens, and that folks are dealing with so much that others often know nothing about. People need to know that someone is for them and that they have purpose and potential. She is grateful to be a part of an organization that is positively impacting, empowering, and investing in teens.
Michele finds joy in Jesus, spending time with family, getting together with friends, volunteering & helping others, learning new things, attending concerts & sporting events, reading non-fiction, playing the piano, and traveling.
You can reach her at email@example.com
Kelly Hauser, Accountant
Kelly is the Accountant for TASC. Prior to her joining Teen Action & Support Center in February 2018, Kelly worked in numerous areas of accounting. She has a wide range of experience, including the management of teams specializing in audit/forensic accounting. She is a native of Rogers/Lowell and was drawn back to the area after obtaining her B.B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in Accountancy. Through the years she has proudly served on several nonprofit boards in Northwest Arkansas.
Kelly and her husband have a son, Brett, who is nearing college completion and a daughter, Taylor, who is nearing high school completion. She enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, attending concerts, and entertaining family and friends.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelo -
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Darcy Castaneda, Administrative Specialist
Darcy is the Administrative Specialist for TASC, where she works behind the scenes to make sure the organization runs smoothly on a daily basis.
Darcy graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May 2018 with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. GO BEARS! She is currently a graduate student at UCA, obtaining her M.S in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Darcy eventually wants to use her education to serve others in the community and help them achieve their goals in life, no matter how big or small. Darcy’s love for working in nonprofit began when she interned at a Children’s Advocacy Center where she was fortunate to witness first hand how people have endless compassion and support for others in the community. Working at TASC has given her another chance to see the different programs in action to encourage and empower teens in Northwest Arkansas. Darcy hopes in the future she is also able to make a difference and leave a mark for others to lead by example.
In her spare time, Darcy enjoys reading a good book, journaling, and watching movies.
You can reach her at email@example.com
Jacqueline Perez, Operations Coordinator
Jacqueline is the Operations Coordinator for TASC at The Station and Poplar Street office, where she coordinates, develops new opportunities, trains staff, and more.
Jacqueline has her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, Spanish, and Latinx American Studies from the University of Arkansas. She has worked with a multitude of nonprofits in the Northwest Arkansas area, such as Catholic Charities Immigration Services, Peace at Home Family Shelter, and Ozark Guidance.
During Jacqueline’s free time she enjoys partaking in social justice movements, reading, binge-watching TV shows, and constantly educating herself.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Lopez, Cultural Arts Producer
Sam is the Creative Director and Cultural Arts Producer for TASC at The Station. He works to help curate and create service, art, and social projects for the youth in the Northwest Arkansas area.
Sam was born in Mexico and raised primarily in Austin, Texas and Springdale, Arkansas. He studied at NWACC and the University of Arkansas and has interest in art and business. He is an actor, writer, painter, community organizer, rapper, and a lover of food. He has worked and helped create numerous projects around the area such as Stitches NWA, On West End music group, Latinx Theater Project, and Outta City Limits Productions. Sam has been working and volunteering for his community since he was 16 years old.
You can reach him at email@example.com
Brittany Moody, Youth Engagement Specialist
Brittany is a Youth Engagement Specialist for the Teen Thrive and Inservice programs at TASC, where she connects teens with their community and needed resources, through case management and mentorship.
Brittany has her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Arkansas. She works alongside teens to help them achieve their truest potential while helping them make community connections and find resources.Brittany believes that through community and persistence all teens have the power to make a difference.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys reading, hiking, and hanging out with family.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximiliano Perez, Youth Engagement Specialist
Max is a Youth Engagement Specialist for the TASC Inservice program. He is an organizer and student of the people, and a community member.
Max is currently a junior at the University of Arkansas studying communications. Max enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his dogs, and loves to try new food.
He is open to questions or setting up a time to meet. You can reach him at email@example.com
Tiffany Clark, Youth Engagement Specialist
Tiffany is a Youth Engagement Specialist for the First Steps program at TASC where she coordinates resources, conducts case management, leads school parenting groups, and guides teens in identifying their goals.
Tiffany is from Dallas, Texas, by way of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has an A.S. in Law Enforcement and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, both from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Tiffany also acquired an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis on Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of Arkansas.
Tiffany believe in seeds. Whatever seeds we plant, we grow, and from that will come the bounty of what we reap, both positive and negative. Tiffany takes pleasure in observing positive outcomes developed from rough starts. When we as a community plant seeds of encouragement and kindness, we position ourselves to view the progress of positive finishes from rough starts.
Tiffany enjoys spending time with family, serving the community, cracking jokes, in depth recipe research, and cooking.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenny Arredondo, Creative Intern
Kenny is a creative intern for TASC at The Station, where he offers creative guidance towards the visions and goals of youth in the area, while bringing people together in the studio space, creating art in and for the space, and leading initiatives for the community.
Kenny has been a co-founder of Springdale artist and activist collective Stitches, and has been active in the regional community organizing art shows, workshops, and collaborations with local organizations such as the Workers Justice Center, the Arts Center of the Ozarks, Teen Action & Support Center, and Crystal Bridges. Kenny helps create a more connected community of change making, compassion, and love in the region.
Kenny is a plant and science connoisseur, loves biking and hiking, and is from Springdale, Arkansas.
You can reach him at email@example.com
Larissa Navarrete, Creative Intern
Larissa Navarrete a Creative Intern at The Station. Larissa develops projects within TASC for youth development within Northwest Arkansas and is also involved with Building The Block. She is passionate about helping teens create strong foundations within themselves and their community.
Larissa has partnered with The University Of Arkansas an immersed herself within Social Justice and the Arts as well as a course in arts entrepreneurship in order to better equip herself to be an asset within our team. She also worked alongside Crowne Production group in learning the fundamentals to create large events for our community. Larissa also completed an educational course with Ozark Guidance Center on skills and methods to help connect and understand our youth.
Larissa enjoys hikes and nature photography, and is originally from Los Angeles, California. To reach Larissa, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coco Vasquez, Youth Engagement Ambassador
Coco is a Youth Engagement Ambassador for TASC at The Station. Coco connected with TASC during her sophomore year in high school when she began volunteering and creating service projects. During her senior year of high school, she interned at The Station to learn in the ins and outs of a non-profit organization.
Coco is now a Youth Engagement Ambassador, or Y.E.A for short. She creates events for teenagers in the area and connects teens to programs within TASC and beyond. Over the years, she has gained many interests and hobbies, such as singing, songwriting, acting, crafts, thrifting, and skating. She is currently a junior at the University of Arkansas, completing her Bachelors in Communications.
You can reach her at email@example.com
Dorseyann Tawoj, Youth Engagement Ambassador
Dorseyann is a Youth Engagement Ambassador for TASC at The Station, where she focuses on helping to engage teens in the area with programs and resources through student outreach. She is bilingual in English and Marshallese and is ecstatic to be a part of the team, as she is our liaison with the Marshallese community in Northwest Arkansas. Dorseyann is ready to change the lives of many teens in the area.
Dorseyann is from Springdale. She is in her first year at NWACC, where she is majoring in primary education. Prior to joining the TASC team, she worked with after school programs in the area.
Dorseyann enjoys babysitting and playing basketball during her free time.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org