Tom Wilbeck has been a professional trainer and Licensed Professional Counselor since 1997 and has reached thousands of people through his dynamic presentation style, counseling services and musical performances as Mr. Tom from Tom's Fun Band and The Old Common.
Through the shaping forces of his life, Tom has learned that love is what changes lives and it's laughter that teaches the lessons that make us the people we were meant to be. This philosophy is present in every training, counseling session, and performance Tom provides.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science and Master's of Art degree from Sam Houston State University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development and Play Therapy. This education can be credited with setting his direction but it's Jesus Christ that leads his life.
Tom is the founder of Tom’s Fun Band, a top-rated children’s group that mixes high energy music with education and world-class silliness! It is in this role that Tom and band mate, Will Samson, created two education programs: The Science of Sound and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These programs have reached thousands of children and help reinforce Tom’s personal mission; to excite the imagination of children through music. This mission has recently expanded with the help of John Jackson, Chris Wilbeck and Russell Bush. Together, they formed The Old Common. This group brings listeners back to a simpler time, playing music from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s using guitar, ukulele and several homemade instruments such as cigar box guitars and washtub bass.
Dr. Sharon Young has been an Educator for over 25 years. She has operated a home child care for 14 years, been an after-school director, mentor, elementary teacher, CDA instructor, director instructor and professional development director.
Her background experience is one in which she has worked with children birth through adult learners. She has mentored countless teachers, directors, owners, friends, classmates, and education specialists. Her passion is motivating others to advance to the next level in their career.
She has presented in the DFW area as well as other parts of the U.S. for ISD, Churches, non-profit and for profit organizations, Workforce Solutions, SPLASH -Frogstreet Conference, TXAEYC, NCAEYC, and SCAEYC.
Her promise to herself is to ensure that during her coaching, mentoring, and professional development training, to ensure that laughter, fun, and enjoyment are experienced by ALL!!
Dr. Gregory Williams is on the Senior Leadership Team at Baylor College of Medicine’s OB/GYN Department located in Texas Children’s Hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He has a PhD in Counseling and is a well-known speaker/teacher.
He is the author of “Shattered by the Darkness: Putting the Pieces Back Together After Child Abuse” that has been published by HCI publishing (the same publishers of the International Bestseller “A Child Called IT” and the “Chicken Soup for the Souls” series. He has two new books that will released in late 2021, “Overcoming the Darkness: The Road Map to Hope” (which will also have a companion journal released with it) and “When the Dark Clouds Come”, which is a youth version on the book to help teenagers deal with stressful moments in their lives.
He travels the country speaking to thousands of people on child abuse, the aftermaths of abuse, the detection and recognition of abuse and the importance of the Adverse Childhood Experiences. He is on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Trauma-Informed Practices of the Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the head of the Baylor College of Medicine’s pilot program in conjunction with Emory College and the University of San Diego Medical School in developing curriculum for medical schools to incorporate ACEs training at the residency/fellowship levels. He is also on the ACEs Matter Executive Board and is a State of Texas certified trainer for Medical Physicians in Human Trafficking Awareness Training.
He has a LIVE radio program each Sunday evening called, “Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams” that is heard by over 1.6 million listeners each week. The radio show then goes to over 115 podcasts networks around the world.
Ron Mohl holds a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and brings over 20 years of experience in the education industry to his position of Lead Educational Presenter for Lakeshore Learning Materials. Ron is a CLASS-certified classroom observer for both toddler and pre-k classrooms. Ron has also studied at the Environmental Rating Scale Institute for ECERS-3 and ITERS. In this role, Ron has collaborated with school districts to enrich their scope of instruction and summer programs—as well as public and private institutions—to provide professional development related to curriculum, including The Creative Curriculum® and HighScope.
Ron’s experience with Head Start programs spans across the country with keynotes in state, regional and national conferences. Ron has also contributed education strategies to military child development centers around the world, including the United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea and Japan.
By focusing on the importance of play in the learning process, Ron’s interactive trainings help educators enrich curricula that relate to being a partner in play through authentic experiences with children. Ron instills the need for creating a learning environment of mutual respect, and finds inspiration in a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”