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ALA Rock Stars

Awesomeness Personified

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Brandon Quaintance


Brandon committed early on in his career to make one million impacts in his lifetime. Awesome Life Academy allows him to create the awesome and inclusive world we all deserve by igniting awesome lives and torching limitations!

Stella Fitzgerald RN

Director of Special Projects

Medical Advisor

Stella is a co-founder of Awesome Life Academy. In making the most positive impact she can, she plans special projects for all of our participants to further torch their limitations. Additionally, Stella is an RN, where she brings her expertise as the ALA Medical Advisor.

Dwayne Eriksen

Active Board Member

Volunteer Coordinator

Dwayne is Awesome Life Academy's kindhearted volunteer coordinator. At every special event, you will find Dwayne happily volunteering, ensuring that special festivities are set-up, and putting a smile on our participants' faces! 



Trevor Quaintance

Awesome Ambassador



Trevor transitioned from graduating high school to committing full-time to ALA. In his time outside of ALA, he is taking sign language classes to further amplify his impact when working with individuals with disabilities.


Raphael Marsden

Awesome Ambassador

Raphael is committed and dedicated to the ALA mission. He is always wiling to learn and looks forward to growing with our clients and making long lasting impacts!


Genna Walden

Awesome Ambassador

Health & Wellness Director

As a part of ALA, Genna utilizes her years of experience to improve the quality of life for our participants through healthy living practices.



Hannah Bogdan

 Awesome Ambassador



Steven Matusik

Awesome Ambassador

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Kara Walden

Awesome Ambassador


Juliana Fitzgerald

Social Media Manager

Hannah attends Prince William Sound College in Valdez, Alaska, studying Outdoor Education & Environmental Sciences. A fun fact about Hannah is she works on an oyster and kelp farm in the Prince William Sound!

Steven is a senior at Illinois State University studying to become a Special Education teacher (Learning & Behavior Specialist). As a part of ALA, Steven proactively handles behaviors of our participants and creates weekly content sent out on our mailing list! 

Kara has been working with ALA since 2022. She has been involved with the special needs community alongside with her mother since she was a little girl. Kara's favorite part about ALA is watching everyone torch their limitations and going on awesome field trips.

Juliana is Awesome Life Academy's Social Media Manager. In this position, she looks at the statistics of ALA's social media presence and seeks to improve our online outreach.

"Individually we are one drop...together we are an ocean." - Ryunosuke Satoro

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