Founder and Director of Operations
After completing high school and a double major in Management and Marketing at University of Oregon (Go Ducks!), Thea married her high school sweetheart and embarked on a path she never anticipated life would take, yet could not be more grateful for the journey. After meeting Tricia Hasbrook in 2003 at an autism biomedical conference, the two moms established a strong bond of friendship and shared an intense love and commitment to their two oldest sons, both impacted by Autism. Thea never imagined starting a school and being involved in its daily operations would be in her future, and now she can't imagine spending her days anywhere else.
Thea lives in Tualatin with her husband and their youngest son, while her oldest son studies Business Administration at a university nearby. Besides her family, close friends, and anything Disney, her greatest joy is supporting the amazing staff and students at Victory. She plans to retire from Victory when they drag her out, on her roller skates, kicking and screaming.