Educational Team | Playtime EDventures, LLC
DR. Chalyce M. Smith - PSY.D
Certifications for GAIN assessment, Triple P "Positive Parenting Program, Seven Challenges (adolescent dual diagnosis treatment), trained in DBT adult & adolescent populations. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) for pervasive developmental disorders. (LCAS). Licensed Psychological associate (LPA).
Brad Robinson - Health and Wellness Specialist
Brad has over 20 years of experience in the family health and fitness industry. He has extensive experience in both individual and family health. As a certified personal trainer Brads concentration is on coaching individuals and families to create healthier lifestyles and work/life balance by reducing stress, decreasing pain, improving performance, increasing physical activity, creating balanced nutrition plans and mitigating health risk and saving money given the focus on preventative measures. He currently hold’s leadership and management roles in the Personal Training industry and is currently finishing his first book, One Small Step (The Kaizen Approach to Personal Wellness). Brad is a passionate public speaker who is called on for motivational and educational seminars focusing around family health and wellness.
Debbie Skinner - Special Needs Educator
Debbie Skinner is a National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Specialist in Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. She earned a Master’s of Arts in Special Education. She is a recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher of the Year recognition program. Currently in her 31st year of teaching children with Special Needs, she is a special educator for Lincoln County schools. She is also the proud sister and guardian of a brother with Down syndrome.
Christopher Williams - STEM Educator
Christopher Williams serves as Proprietor and President of Partnership Development for Tiny Techz, a K-12 Educational Consulting Firm located in Columbia, South Carolina. Tiny Techz, which is the driving force behind brands; Tekk Kidz and STEM Scholars, is becoming the leaders in STEM Extended Day Education. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina in the STEM field of Information Management Systems. With more than 15 years of industry and entrepreneurial experience, Christopher has used his lessons learned to incorporate failure and knowledge as a major source to fuel the growth of his business. One of his greatest strengths is his persistence to stay motivated through all obstacles. Chris' positive outlook on failure is the key to his success and growth. Chris lives by the motto "If you fail at one thing, you can succeed at another".
STEM is Everywhere, Let’s Design It, Let’s Build It, Let’s Have Fun!
Angela Wilkinson - President & Founder TNT Nutrition
Angela, Founded Total Nutrition Technology, Inc. in 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Florida and her Associate of Science degree in dietetics from Palm Beach College. She relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1997 where she expanded her programs into many area fitness and wellness centers. In 2006, the NC American Dietetic Association honored Angela as the Dietetic Technician Professional of the Year. She remains an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), National Association of Sports Nutrition and American Fitness and Professionals Association (AFPA)
Laurie Garo - Youth Education Specialist
Laurie Garo is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum & Instruction for Urban Education at UNC-Charlotte, and the Executive Director of Mind, Body & Soul, Inc., a non-profit youth empowerment organization. Her research and outreach efforts are focused on educational and therapeutic interventions for children traumatized by violence.
Meagan Robinson - Elementary School Teacher
Mrs. Meagan Robinson is an elementary school teacher. She received her elementary education degree specializing in Math, Science and Integrative Creative arts from Western Michigan University. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Robinson collaborated with Playtime Edventures LLC to create the "Ride Along with Dewey Car Games CD" audio program and various other toy’s create by Playtime Edventures LLC..