Meet The Team


Ashley Turner

Founder &Director of Operations

Ashley Turner – Is a Fort Worth native with over ten years of experience managing and overseeing various programs within nonprofit organizations.  Turner is a certified life coach with experience for fostering creative mentoring and leadership environments with an emphasis on self-awareness, mental health, and equipping students with essential life skills. She has an educational background in child development assisted in creating program opportunities that empowered and motivated at-risk teens.

Quote to live by:

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style" -Maya Angelou

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Kishalan Ford

Director of Wellness

Kisha is a Mastered level Social Worker of 7 years with a Bachelors of Social Work  from Texas Woman’s University and her Masters in Social Work from Texas A&M.  Kisha’s passion has always been empowering the youth and bridging the gap between students, families, and community. Kisha is a Medical and School Social Worker who brings tons of knowledge for mental health and wellness.

Quote to live by:

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness"- Oprah Winfrey

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Patricia Thomas

Director of Academics

Patricia Thomas is an educator for the past 15 years with a BS in Psychology from University of North Texas and a MS in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University. Patricia served as a middle school special education teacher, a master and a Department Chair teacher. Patricia has served as a trainer in corporate America for several fortune 500 companies. She brings 25 years of educating and training adults and children in various capacities.

Quote to live by:

"Strive for progress not perfection."