Jan DeYoung, Vice President
Retired. DeYoung was in senior management positions in private industry, and for over forty years, was an advisor to private sector business ventures on technical, operational, management and marketing issues in an array of industry environments. During that time, DeYoung also provided leadership for business, community, and economic development initiatives at the local, regional, and national levels and facilitated many public/private partnerships providing resources to the small business community.
Jamie Brooks, Secretary
Jamie has supported the creative spirit of her friend Susan Blandford since her inception of this dream. Jamie brings in her clerical skills to support the Board of Directors in keeping a record of meetings.
Susan Blandford, Treasurer
Executive Director Susan M Blandford has helped young children access and express their creative spirit since the 1980’s. Formal training in Early Childhood education, includes ISAE Master Play Coach, the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, the constructivist approach to the art of play. As the founder and Executive Director of the St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center (SLTRC), Susan brings together her experience and involvement in child-centered experiential art and play, the study of early childhood development, and environmentally-conscious business practices.
Amy L. Peterson, Board Advisor
Amy utilizes her BS-Education and MA-Elementary Ed, Awarded with Distinction in her work at Creative Reuse Centers. Her preference is for a “Certification” in “Beautiful Junk” -working with children, parents, educators, artists and community members. She refined relationship-building skills working collaboratively with public, private and nonprofit entities. Currently an educator in Sheboygan, WI, her passion is for play and its inherent value. Both she and Susan are “Institute for Self Active EducatIon,Champions with the Reusable Resources Association, Boston. After start-up of the Chicago WasteNot center, she received the AT&T People First Gold Star Award, and a Public Allies Leadership Award. After start-up of the UNM-Wemagination Center, it earned an Award of Merit, Creative Reuse Materials, from Keep New Mexico Beautiful. Amy is excited to work with the St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center and its continued growth!