Back in May, we announced the launch of Virtual Program, which offers a robust array of enrichment classes that educate and empower our STARS. Classes include Zumba, Paint n’ Sip, Chapter Chat, The Art of Plants and more. These classes engage our STARS, keep their minds and bodies active, and provide important life skills. We’re so happy to introduce our incredible staff that makes the magic happen!
Leslie Beauchamp is our Virtual Manager and teaches Dance, Nutrition and Fitness. Leslie’s teaching style is energetic and upbeat. Her passion for movement, health, and fitness is an inspiration to our STARS and gives them the tools they need to make wise choices and take good care of themselves. Leslie likes to spend her free time working out, but you can also find her enjoying pizza or a good pumpkin spice latte every once and a while!
Jill Magliocco teaches Art Therapy at Wellspring. In 2014, she and her husband transferred to Colorado from Wisconsin. Before Wellspring, Jill led art therapy in a long-term-care dementia unit. She has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin as a consultant assisting long term care facilities in opening their own specialized dementia care units. She was able to stay at home for several years before re-starting her career working with homeschool families. Jill and her husband have two grown children in Minnesota and Wisconsin. On the weekends, you’ll find Jill spending time outdoors with her husband and Cocker Spaniel. She also loves exploring new ways to be creative!
Kristin Thompson is a Speech Language Pathologist and has worked with many age groups and varying disabilities. She spent 11 years in Florida working in the school systems and medical settings. Six years ago, she and her family moved to Colorado where she was blessed to be able to stay home with her 2 young children and husband. She’s a beach girl at heart but loves the mountains too! She has missed the joy and enthusiasm of working with adults like the Wellspring STARS, and is thrilled to be a part of the Virtual teaching team.
Joi Daniel teaches various classes at Wellspring. She received her MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. She currently teaches Digital Information Technology and Business Software Applications 1 & 2 to High School students. When not working, Joi loves spending time with her family, traveling, dancing, and Karaoke with friends!
Sarah Whaley is a virtual teacher for classes such as Yoga, Paint n Sip, and more! She also drives the STARS to and from Wellspring throughout the week. She is always looking for new places visit and new experiences to broaden her horizons. When not at Wellspring, she’s most likely hiking, camping, rock climbing, or jamming out to music. During her undergrad at CSU, she studied abroad in Austria and the Netherlands where she also taught English. She loves to incorporate the multicultural aspects of her life into everything she does.
Ashton Fernandes currently resides in Bakersfield, California with her husband and 2 little boys. She has worked in the field of education for over 10 years and has a love for all things related to education. Ashton’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, and puzzles. When she is not teaching, she is probably in the kitchen making a delicious dinner for her family and friends.