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Patty Kao, Head of Planning & Operations
Ms. Kao is a New Englander who relocated to California to attend Stanford University, where she graduated in 1993 with a B.S. In Quantitative Economics. After college, she worked as a management consultant in downtown LA at SCA Consulting (since acquired by Mercer Consulting) for 5 years. Then she joined House of Blues Entertainment in Hollywood as Vice President of Corporate Finance, Business Planning and Business Development for 7 years. Since leaving House of Blues, she has been an independent business consultant for special projects at a variety of clients including Guitar Center, Jam Productions, MBT, BlackBox Consulting and WriteBrandStudio.
Lindsay Hawes, Outreach Director
With a Masters in Social Work from Boston College, Lindsay is a do-gooding globetrotter and a passionate kid enthusiast who has a wide variety of skills and experiences creating life-changing opportunities for the youth. While living in San Francisco, Lindsay lead a team of youth for civic and community engagement in nutrition education and policy change, where her group of teenagers voiced their opinions and solutions at the State House. Because of this, Marin County removed junk food vending machines from the schools, adopted a healthier school food program, and brought salad bars into the cafeterias.
Lindsay also worked with Friends of the United Nations as the Outreach Director and created awareness campaigns to enroll youth leaders to educate their peers about the UN’s millennium development goals and international women’s issues.
Miss Hawes has spent a great deal of time working with children, families, and community leaders in developing countries as well. Her first experience was in Costa Rica, where she volunteered at an orphanage and assisted in developing an educational model using multiple intelligences to create a harmonious learning environment for the at-risk children. She also devoted her time to the Global Volunteer Network, teaching elementary classes in rural Ghana. And most recently, she lived in Sierra Leone and created after-school programs for over 1200 children.
Lindsay started dancing when she was 5 years old and has extensive experience teaching young dancers in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, gymnastics, and cheerleading. A lover of all things active and healthy, she lives in Los Angeles with her canine companion, Rocky, and looks forward to what the future holds for this generation of global citizens.
Dr. Gale Gorke, Curriculum Consultant
A dynamic speaker, trainer, and author, Gale is a veteran educator in the public school system for nearly 30 years. Specializing in both elementary and secondary levels, she has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and administrators. In 2004 she created Kids Kan Inc., an international organization that specializes in curriculum design, staff development, activity selection, and program implementation. Her teaching style effectively models a keen awareness of adolescent development and brain-based learning principles, accommodating all students’ ability levels.
A sought after consultant, Dr. Gorke is the chief curriculum specialist for KidTribe and also helped to author California state guidelines for inclusion and physical activity in afterschool programming throughout the state. An expert in kinesthetic learning through team building and psycho-motor activities, she has created programs for nationally recognized youth organizations.
Also on a national level, Gale has been instrumental in implementing grants funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Carol M. White PEP grants, Mentoring Children of Prisoners grants, and the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grants. She presents and keynotes at many educational conferences and provides technical assistance for multiple school districts, County Offices of Education, and community based organizations such as YMCA, Big Brothers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Departments of Health and Welfare, AmeriCorps, and Conservation Corps.
Gale has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Education for both La Sierra University and Chapman University. Her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on academic intervention in afterschool programs and her Ed.S. is in School Psychology.
Devotees of “Dr. Gale” all agree that her enthusiasm is contagious. Her motto is “The best way to learn is through play and the way you show up for the game is the way you show up for life.”
Jenny Hastings, Community Manager
Jenny graduated from San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Studies. She travelled extensively throughout her college years, from London to Tokyo, and spent her final year of school abroad in the south of France.
Her love of words and language evolved into a passion for writing and she spent the first part of her career as an editor and writer for an online women’s magazine called DivineCaroline.com. She developed and cultivated relationships with a vast array of writers from mom bloggers to health columnists, helping each and everyone tell their story and be heard.
With a growing interest in all things digital, Jenny has now moved into the online marketing world. She is active in the social media, posting and tweeting away about important issues such as health, nutrition and exercise.
Her online and offline network of fabulous bloggers expands across the entire web and she works diligently to spread the word about KidTribe. She is thrilled to be apart of KidTribe and its commitment to helping children live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Join her and all the KidTribe members on Facebook and Twitter!