Robin Glenn, MA, LPC, CSC, CAC
Robin is an accomplished therapist with over 18 years experience in working with at-risk teens. Robin's history includes roles as a School-Based Therapy Specialist for at-risk teens, private practice therapist for adolescents and their families, Treatment Coordinator for intensive in/outpatient teen programs, and Research Specialist in clinical trials for adolescents with addictions. While serving in her various roles, Robin served on panels and boards for various teen organizations. She has and continues to train law enforcement, school administrators and faculty, medical professionals, and members of the community through various speaking engagements and seminars on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. Robin earned her MA in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is a licensed professional counselor, certified school counselor, and a master addiction counselor. In her free time, Robin spends time with her littles hiking, skiing, and doing anything outdoors. Her coping skill is humor and friends.
Mac is a Software Engineer who spent most of his professional career in the education technology space, implementing applications and services supporting millions of students and users. Mac has also built rich user experiences for a variety of educational institutions targeting both mobile and desktop users.
Tracie brings over 20 years of financial experience to BASE Education with leadership roles in a variety of industries such as SaaS, consumer packaged goods, distribution, and automotive. Having raised two young adults who are now in high school and college, she is passionate about kid’s social and emotional well-being. She is fortunate to be able to work with BASE Education to bring their SEL solutions to the forefront to support kid’s unique needs. Tracie earned her BS in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She and her family (which includes two huge and lovable Shiloh Shepherds) are avid outdoor explorers, and love to ski, hike, paddleboard, camp, and travel.
Barry has over 18 years of experience in the ed tech industry. As one of the first 10 employees at OdysseyWare, he helped establish the company as a leading provider of online education across the US. Following the sale of the company in '19, he enjoyed consulting for other ed tech companies in the industry before joining the BASE team in '21. With a passion for empowering educators to connect better with their students, he is a natural fit at BASE. During his free time, you can find him spending time with his wife and 3 kids, working in the yard, fly fishing in the AZ mountains, or reading a book on sales.
Donna joined the BASE Education team with 25 years of classroom and EdTech experience. As a Teacher, Donna helped at-risk students to reach their best potential. As the Regional V.P. of Professional Development at a leading online education provider, Donna developed systems of Implementation, Customer Support, and Engagement for partner schools across the nation. Donna’s experience with learning management systems and her passion for helping Educators make her a great fit at BASE Education. Outside of work, Donna enjoys spending time with her family, watching her grandchildren grow, and traveling the world.
Brooks Keisler, Ed.S.
Brooks has more than 13 years of experience in business development with school districts across the country. During that time, he established partnerships with educators in more than 40 states by collaboratively building solutions specific to the needs of each district.
Brooks earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Georgia Southern University, then completed both a Master of Education degree and an Education Specialist degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia.
In his spare time, Brooks enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, playing golf, and acting.
David has 21 years of experience in the ed tech industry as well as 7 years in the K-12 classroom. His days in the middle school classroom, years of coaching varsity sports, life lessons learned while raising two amazing daughters, and being a "Teacher at heart", make David a natural fit here at BASE. His everyday goal is to help students and educators find their way through today's social and emotional labyrinth. During his free time, you can find him traveling with his wife, visiting his daughters in Dayton and Colorado Springs, working in the yard, or training his German Shorthaired Pointers.
Lindsay has six years of educational technology experience, previously with Pearson and Odysseyware working in both Sales and Business Operations. She is passionate about mental health and awareness, especially within the youth population. She is responsible for leading the day-to-day core operations of the company. She is one of the first people you will meet and oversees the employee onboarding experience. Lindsay handles Budgets and formulates strategic and operational objectives to help inform both marketing and sales as well as leadership with analytics and reporting. Lindsay also oversees all of the administrative support including contracts, agreements, registrations, and memberships.
Lindsay has a beautiful "Brady bunch" family, she shares 5 daughters and 1 son with her Fiance. She enjoys hiking in the cooler months in AZ and spending time by the pool in the hot Summers, but most importantly traveling when she can.
Elisabeth has over 15 years of account management and client service experience in the healthcare marketplace. She graduated with a bachelor's in psychology and has been passionate about SEL, and the mental health of young people, since before she knew what SEL was. Elisabeth's day-to-day activities involve all aspects of client support throughout the life cycle of the contract with BASE Education. Her ultimate goal as a representative of the BASE Education team is to provide our educational partners with access to the tools necessary to gain deeper insight into their students’ behavioral, social, and emotional needs, and for BASE partners to feel more connected to their students through our system.
Kathy has more than 21 years of classroom, administration, and EdTech experience. As a special education teacher, she helped students develop a growth mindset. As a Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator she developed district level (K-12) systems and routines to support PBIS and MTSS. Working as an Educational Consultant for an online provider, Kathy has had the opportunity to partner with over 500 schools across the United States and assist them in developing and strengthening their online, hybrid, and virtual learning programs. Kathy’s passion is to ignite educator’s innovation & creativity that leads to student empowerment in the classroom. When she is not working, you will find Kathy bathing in the outdoors; hiking, skiing, paddling, backpacking, or camping.
Bryan is an experienced technology leader with 22 years experience delivering software, including 15 years of experience with online educational technology. His mother was a lifelong educator so you could say that education runs in his blood. During his free time, you can find him coaching his children's sports teams, reading, and spending time with his family outdoors.
Our Clinical Contributors
Dr. Kellie Kirksey
Dr. Kellie holds her Ph.D. in Psychology and Counselor Education from The Ohio State University. She is the founder of Creative Wellness Solutions, a practice that specializes in healing. Dr. Kellie has worked with Cuban Refugees and completed her Master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Spanish and Rehabilitation Counseling. She is also a tenured professor of counselor education at Malone University where she began her collaboration with Dr. Gerald Corey both editing and contributing to his books: The Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy and Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 10th edition. Dr. Kellie is a course contributor and thought partner with the BASE Team.
Jamie Starkey is the Lead Acupuncturist and Department Manager of the Eastern medicine program at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Toledo, and a Master’s level degree in Acupuncture from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio as an acupuncturist. She pursued and completed an advanced clinical internship in the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Outpatient Department at Guang'anmen Hospital in Beijing China, which is an affiliate institution of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
With over 20 years of hospital experience, Jamie’s holistic approaches are a true addition to the BASE courses. Her lens on healing and trauma-informed processes helps students from diverse backgrounds to connect with and feel safe within the BASE platform.
Amy J.G. Raskind, MA, LPC, NBCC
Amy J.G. Raskind is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has spent the last 20 years counseling children and adolescents in both public and private schools. Amy is an accomplished academic and practitioner. Upon completing her graduate work, Amy worked for Denver Public Schools at the elementary level implementing a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in response to rising concerns about youth violence, substance abuse, and school safety. Amy has spent the last 16 years working as the school counselor at an elite boarding school in Connecticut. During her tenure, she has counseled and consulted with thousands of adolescents, their families, and administration created comprehensive wellness and counseling curricula and taught wellness to students of all ages. When she’s not working, Amy is constantly on the go with her family as chief chauffer and home engineer or training for her next Spartan race or triathlon.
Barb Taylor, Special Ed Director
Barb has been working in the special education field since 1986. The majority of her time has been in residential, day treatment, hospital and juvenile justice settings with a brief period of time as a special education teacher in the public school setting.
Barb has taught Sped 101 at the college level and has successfully coached teachers through understanding special education foundations and pillars in order to pass the PLACE test. In May 2010, a colleague and Ms. Taylor opened up their own business (PALS4Ed) to assist residential, day treatment and juvenile justice schools with their special education needs and helping to design sustainable education systems. Recently, PALS4Ed conducted a school audit for a charter school, starting with the enrollment process, RtI, 504, IEPs and the systems in use.
Barb has assisted with writing successful grants for juvenile justice schools and recruiting paraprofessionals. Barb enjoys assessing new students as they come into schools, working with new educators and speaking to small groups. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys living in Colorado.