Abby Neumann

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine in August of 2015

Family includes: Father- Wayne, Mother- Brenda, and sisters- Emily and Mel.

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education, WITC-NR

Abby enjoys swimming and cooking.

 
 

Alexa Lynch

Assistant Teacher

Started working at Sonshine August of 2017

Family includes: Significant other- Zach, Son-Grayson, and dogs- Loki, Molly, and Charlie

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Alexa enjoys shopping, music, going on walks, hiking, and spending time with family!

 

Angie LaRose

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine September of 2013

Family includes: Husband-Tim and children-Gennevieve, Henry, Alexander, and Titus.

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education, WITC-NR

Angie enjoys spending time with her children.











Amanda Maranell

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine October 2019

Family includes: Husband- Taylor and Daughter- Amarah

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Amanda enjoys decorating cakes, painting, drawing & crocheting.

 

Ashley Swiggum

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine in September 2019

Family includes: Mother- Julie, Father- Dwight, and Brother Zach

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Ashley enjoys Dance 

Jenny Bucklew

Teacher 

Started working at Sonshine September of 2013

Family includes: Husband- Jim, Daughters- Ellie & Amanda, Sons- Jeremy & John

  Sons- Jon, Jeremy & Burgundy Bucklew & Grand-children Azarias & Athena

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework.

Jenny enjoys fishing with her family. 


Kathryn Turner

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine August 2018

Family includes: Mom- Heather, Siblings- Keri, Timmy, and Jack

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Kathryn enjoys watching movies, painting, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family 

Kim Fauley

Sonshine Chef of The GENTLENESS Kitchen!

Started working at Sonshine August of 2013

Family includes: Husband-Matt and children-Amber, Lindsey, and Issac and Grandson- Axel

Kim enjoys reading, watching movies, going on walks, and gardening. 

Kresscent Vhaa

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine July of 2019

Family includes: Mother-Pang, Father- Too, sisters- Destinie & Kaazy,  brothers-Genesis & Keith, dog- Nini

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Kresscent enjoys drawing with charcoal and creating wire sculptures.


Kristine Thomas

Director

Owner

Family includes: Husband-Neal  Sons- Dayton and Dalton

Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Kris enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to movies and enjoying a good meal! 

Maddie Pauley

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine June of 2016

Family includes: Mom- Shanna, Dad- Joe, Brother-TJ

Degree: Early Childhood Coursework

Maddie enjoys reading, watching Netflix, traveling, and going camping. 

Leah Maxon

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine March of 2019

Family includes: Husband-Cory and son-Christopher.

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education

Leah enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.


Lexi Miller

Teacher 

Started working at Sonshine September of 2015

Family includes: Mom- Melissa, Dad- Todd, and brother- Tanner

Degree: A.A. Early Childhood Education (2016)

Lexi enjoys shopping, going to concerts and hanging out with her friends and family! 

Teresa DeGeest

Assistant Director

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine August of 2016

Family Includes: Husband- Jeff and children- Kathryn, Ann, Alexander, Samantha, Kimberly, Isaac, & Emily

Degree: Child Development A.A.S., Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN

Teresa enjoys camping, board games, walks, and spending time with her family. 

Tessa Green

Teacher

Started working at Sonshine January of 2012

Family includes: Husband-Ken, Sons- Hayden and Landen, Stepdaughters- Christina and Micaela.

Degree: Bachelor’s in Sociology, Early Childhood coursework

Tessa enjoys reading, finding bargains, and visiting with family and friends.