Client and Development Coordinator
Client and Program Manager
Stephanie earned her B.S. in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from Arizona State University. She completed her internship with Live and Learn, where she showed great passion and dedication to the clients. Stephanie became a full-time Client Coordinator in 2016. Her efforts towards establishing employment partnerships with other organizations have allowed Live and Learn to develop some of our most successful career pathways, including our TOTAL (Training on Technology and Life Skills) Pathway. Stephanie has made a huge impact on the lives of many of our clients.
Ruby earned a B.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University and a Masters in Science in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Ruby previously worked as a Family Support Specialist with one of Live and Learn’s partners, where she came to know many of our clients. When Live and Learn sought to hire an additional Client Coordinator in Spring 2017, we were thrilled to welcome Ruby to our team. With her professional background and strong compassion for our clients, Ruby has been essential in strengthening our Mentor Program and ensuring our clients’ emotional needs are met.
As a mentor and coach, Joy is dedicated to supporting women on their journey to self-sufficiency. Joy partners with the women she serves by providing encouragement and guidance to assist them in overcoming blocks and barriers to their success. She also facilitates workshops and presentations on topics to support women in learning life skills such as adjusting to change, stress management, and self-esteem.
Joy’s professional experience includes medical social work, training, workshop facilitation, life coaching, and mental health services. In addition to mentoring and coaching for Live and Learn, Joy is a life coach focused on mindfulness, mediation, and spirituality. Joy has also facilitated workshops for community organizations on self-care, habit change, and mindfulness. Joy’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. To further hone her skills, she has taken life coaching and guided meditation courses at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
Erin earned a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado Denver. Having begun her career working with homeless populations, Erin was inspired by the impact of Live and Learn: “It isn’t just a band-aid; it empowers women to really take control of their family’s future”. In her role as Development Coordinator, Erin has focused on diversifying funding sources, establishing a volunteer program, and implementing a marketing and communications plan.
Interim Executive Director
Kristin was Live and Learn’s Program Coordinator from 2015 to 2019. Her passion for our mission made her a vital part of our team. In her role as Program Coordinator, Kristin oversaw the Client Coordinators, assisted with clients in crisis, and coordinated the supplemental support offered to clients. She seamlessly led our program through its first major growth stage in 2017, when we doubled the number of clients served annually. In May 2019, Kristin was named Live and Learn’s Interim Executive Director. Kristin holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Chapman University.