Karen has devoted 29 years to teaching. She is passionate about building strong student leadership teams to bring positive change to communities. Karen leads the development of SWITCH Adventure and College Leadership Mentoring Experiences. She loves creating events and spending time with family and friends, playing tennis and pickleball, and trying just about anything for the first time! 


Through his 38 years as an educator, Kevin has been a teacher, principal and superintendent. He has always had a passion for developing leadership and character in students. Kevin serves as a consultant and director on the SOLE Effects Board and is passionate about supporting student mentors with their future goals. He loves personal fitness training, playing pickleball, reading, and planning unique traveling experiences!

SOLE Effects Board

Steven Lochridge

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Jodi Green

Chairperson, Board of Directors

Janet DePew

Chairperson, Board of Directors

Zach Camerino

Media Director

Program Leaders

Deanna Bernsen
SWITCH Adventure Coordinator, Curriculum Developer

Liz Bowers
SWITCH Adventure Coordinator

Michael Melfi
SWITCH Advisor Lead

Sharon Friedman
SWITCH Advisor Lead

Shell Cowper-Smith
Parent Engagement Coordinator