Meet the Team.
Friends of BVS is run by a team of parents and educators familiar with the specific needs of children with developmental differences. We each have our own personal experiences and knowledge to bring to the table. We know exactly what it is like to raise or work with children with special needs and we do our to best plan events that are fun and sensory friendly.
Board of Directors
Hello! I’m Christina and I’m a mother of six kids. Two of my super awesome kids are totally rambunctious boys with autism. I am just a mom that wants to make sure her boys grow up in a community that includes and supports them. Gatlin and Draiman have changed my world and made me a better person. They are my motivation for working so hard with FOBVS.
My mother, Molly Barrientos, was a teacher at BVS many years ago. I used to volunteer in her class when I was in high school. I truly believe that she guides me in spirit and has encouraged me to use my photography, art, and design skills to benefit the children.
Hi, I’m Cory and I’m the Vice President of Friends of BVS. I work at the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities! I spend my week coaching parents in different ways to help improve their children’s development as well as behavior. I’ve been there since October of 2014 and I’m currently working on obtaining my certification to become a PLAY Project consultant!
In my spare time, I enjoy playing various video games, playing softball, and cooking! I live with my girlfriend and our cuddly black cat, Justice. If you see me around any of our events, don’t hesitate to come say hi!
Hi, I’m Stacey Wolke and I am the secretary for Friends of BVS. I am the mother to 3 children – 1- Bowling Green State University, 1- Findlay High School and 1 – St. Michael’s School. My husband and I have been married for 15 years. I currently work at ECi Software Solutions based out of Fort Worth, TX.
I am connected to this group in a couple different ways. After my mother retired from her college teaching career she started subbing for Blanchard Valley Schools and I also live directly behind the school and have 2 group homes in my neighborhood. As my children have grown older, I was looking for ways to give back to the community that I was raised in. I knew Christina from a few events over the years and she mentioned this group and that was the beginning.
I am also a board member for the Hancock County Literacy Committee and I am on the HLAA Halloween Parade committee. My favorites include reading, Halloween, and Disney.
Hello! I’m Sunni and I’m the sarcastic mother of two kids, three cats, and a 55lb lap dog. I’m passionate about equality and community service. My hobbies include reading and riding bikes with my kids. I’m a little obsessed with Christmas!
I came to be a part of this organization after my son received speech therapy through Early Intervention. He went on to attend two years of preschool at BVS as a typical. They were great, confidence building years for both of us!
Hi! My name is Tina Hunt and I am the Primary teacher at Blanchard Valley School. This is my sixth year teaching at Blanchard Valley School. I previously taught at Angeline School, which is the Wyandot County Board of DD, for 17 years. At Angeline I taught every age from 6-21 years throughout my career there. I love teaching children of all ages and abilities. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a teacher and would play school while growing up with my younger sister. I love how curious some children are and especially enjoy seeing a child’s face light up when he or she figures out a new concept. Along with teaching students, I enjoy my own 2 children who I live with along with my husband in Findlay. They are going to be in the 7th and 11th grade. My children are actively involved in many sports related activities like track, soccer, cross country, basketball, and golf. I enjoy watching them play each of their sports and cheering them on. I also enjoy taking walks, gardening, riding my bike, scrapbooking, shopping, watching movies, and reading. Something interesting about me is that I love Mickey Mouse and anything else Disney related. We go on vacations there and we have a room in our house filled with memorabilia from Disney.