WHO WE ARE

Lyndsay Rose- Founder/Director/Educator

Lyndsay graduated from Millersville University with her Bachelors of Science in Art Education. She currently is working towards her Masters in Art Education with a focus in Special Populations from Moore College of Art & Design. Lyndsay has taught art for the past eight years with her main focus in under served populations. She has taught at the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Lyndsay is a practicing artist working primarily in painting, printmaking, ceramics, and collage.

Besides teaching, her joy in life comes from her three children and husband. Lyndsay loves to celebrate birthdays, read ghost stories, thrift store shop, run with her dog, and can homemade goods from her garden.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Matthew Tingler – President

Matthew graduated from Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology. As a carpenter and contractor for more than 20 years, Matt’s main focus in his trade is helping build and repair homes and communities around the world. He has served villages in Latvia, Lithuania, Honduras, and the First Nation’s reservation out West.

Matt enjoys playing sports and keeping active. He likes to repair cars and build his own custom furniture. Matt enjoys spending time with his three children and wife, reading, creating music, and helping wherever he can.

Stephanie Brown- Vice President

Steph Brown was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, where she discovered at a very young age that she’d rather be creating than just about anything else. Through the years, pencil drawing, pen & ink and colored pencils became her favorites, which led to teaching in the back room of her art supply shop in order to share her enthusiasm of creating with others. 

In 2008, Steph moved to Virginia, and continues to teach a variety of art classes and workshops to all age groups in Mathews, Gloucester, Kilmarnock, Yorktown, and her home studio in Bohannon.

There is no moment when we are not creating. As both a creativity coach and teaching artist, Steph works with students to dissolve limiting thoughts or beliefs that prevent them from realizing their fullest potential, inviting them to rediscover abandoned aspects of self and explore passions in this creative process called Life. She honors the sensitive and non-linear nature of creative beings and those who wish to shape their lives in an authentic way through the expression of creating.

No stranger to the pain and isolation that depression brings, Steph encourages her coaching clients and students to engage in creativity as an unspoken language. The process of creating allows people with depression and anxiety to achieve a sense of independence and self-sufficiency, break through dysfunctional thought patterns, develop healthy coping mechanisms, achieve greater empathy, and strengthen their problem-solving skills.  When we create, we heal.

Jennifer Grant- Secretary

Jennifer, owner of Grant Wellness, is a Life Coach committed to helping her clients reach their health and wellness goals.  From yoga and qigong classes to her comprehensive de-cluttering service, she is passionate about helping others improve their lives in ways they never thought possible. With decades of experience working with families in the mental health and social services fields, she continues to work with children and teens by facilitating leadership service projects and community building programs. Jennifer also leads historical walking food tours in Lancaster City and Lititz for Lancaster County Food Tours.  Jennifer stays busy and involved with the interests that mean the most to her. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College and is a Certified Yoga, Qigong and Meditation teacher. She is currently working towards her academic associate credential in Logotherapy, pioneered by psychotherapist Viktor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning.

Richard Zumoff- Treasurer

Richard graduated from Millersville University with a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology. Over the years he has worked in the mental health field in various capacities—first as a as a direct care worker, then as an Area Director supporting individuals with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities in residential settings and later as a family-based therapist working with children of all ages, teens and their families.

He has been a certified trainer of the Mandt system, developed his own trainings for organizations and was Chair of a Treatment and Ethics committee. Currently he works for the Dept. of Human Services determining financial eligibility for Medicaid for individuals who need skilled nursing care or home and community-based services.

One of his lifelong passions is music and he’s played the drums for several bands, performed live, played various genres of music since a teenager, and recorded numerous demos and a full-length CD.  Richard has experienced the therapeutic effects of music in himself and others, utilizing music for stress reduction and expression of his creativity.

For the past three years, Richard has been a volunteer tax preparer for VITA. He has also written a self-published book about personal finance and investing.

***Please note- Our staff are licensed teachers and artists. If you are are in need of a therapist or professional psychiatric help, please contact a licensed provider to further help your needs.**