Evan is a stay at home dad and retired software engineer with an interest in supporting the expansion of 2e programs like Big Minds. In his role as board president he hopes to leverage his years of experience homeschooling his 2e daughter, his background in running computer clubs for kids, and lessons he's learned as a volunteer instructor working with developmentally disabled adults.
Stephanie is a parent of a Big Minds student and is forever grateful to have found a school where her son has thrived for the past six years. As a Board Member, she brings her extensive business experience to help guide the school when challenges arise. Stephanie has been a small business owner since 2008 when she created a delivery service for dry cleaning and laundry from the ground up. Her prior professional experience was with food and drug retail companies including Raley’s, Safeway, Longs and Lucky Stores. She began her career in Store Operations and moved into positions in Procurement, Marketing, Product and Brand Development. She has a deep appreciation for those who are devoted to the growth of twice-exceptional students and strives to support their efforts.
Joe joined our board in Spring 2022 bringing his expertise as a software executive and a longtime volunteer with organizations serving the interests of neurodivergent people. He has held terms on the boards of 3 private schools before Big Minds. Joe currently splits his time between Charlotte, NC and San Francisco, was born in Columbus Ohio and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been married for more than 30 years and with his wife has 4 adult neurodivergent, and 2e children. His family is additionally enriched by his kids’ spouses and 4 grandchildren. Joe enjoys motorcycle riding, Off-road Jeeping, supporting professional soccer, and time outdoors. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri.
Amber Willburn is a technical writer with two decades of experience in business, technical, and government contract writing, She has pivoted from the business world to the education world, supporting public, private, and parochial schools as a grant writer and volunteer, As a mom of three 2e children, Amber has navigated schooling options, IEPs and 504s, and accelerated learning plans. Currently, Amber is the Master's of Education program at the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education.