To optimize the development and well-being of youth and the educators who care for them.
Our Board of Directors works to expand the scope and reach of SoulSpark Learning's mission to optimize the development and well-being of youth and educators. Directors receive formal training in non-profit best practices and SoulSpark Learning is a member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Our team has professional experience in education, psychology, equity, public health, research, business and nonprofit leadership. We partner with diverse community members and invest our time, expertise and resources in caring for the entire SoulSpark Learning community.
Megan Carr, M.A. (Meg) brings over 30 years experience working with children and young adults in a variety of roles. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Coach who specializes in working with the highly sensitive, creative and gifted at Red Feather Rising. She works with adolescents and adults utilizing a neurobiological therapeutic approach to process and repair trauma, attachment patterns and nervous system dysregulation. She is trained in the Adult Attachment Repair Model (AARM), ICF certified Coach for Life training, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Equine – Assisted Psychotherapy, Shamanic Studies and Energy Medicine. She is the direct understudy and apprentice to Peter Cummings, LCSW, Creator and Founder of the Adult Attachment Repair Model.
Amber is a health care professional with clinical experience informed by degrees in integrative physiology and sociology, as well as a Master’s in Public Health with a dual emphasis in epidemiology and community and behavioral hgealth. She currently serves as the Emergency Medical and Trauma Services (EMTS) data section manager at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. With goals to merge quantitative and qualitative data management, Amber has experience in evaluation, program planning and intervention, statistical analysis, continuous quality improvement, as well as effective dissemination of information.
Tommy is recently retired from the United States Air Force. He is currently the business manager for The Rogue Valley Brainery & Ludoteca, an educational enrichment program and community located near Medford, Oregon.
Mind Matters Podcast
Featured Guest on Inaugural Episode:
Recent Publications (book chapters)
Bachtel, K. (2017). The Heart of It: EQ Skill Gaps Contributing to Underachievement. In Klingner, R. (Ed.), Gifted Underachiever (pp. 93-119). Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Bachtel, K. (2017). Emotional Intelligence for Achievement and Well-being: SoulSpark’s The Heart of EQ. (monograph). University of Denver, Colorado.
Recent Publications (invited articles)
Bachtel, K. (2018). We are Our Environment: The Eco-System of Gifted Development.
Bachtel, K. (2018). Sparking Leadership in Gifted Girls. Parenting for High Potential. National Association of Gifted Children.
Bachtel, K. (2017). Trauma: A Call for Collaboration.
Bachtel, K. (2015). Inclusive Communities Say "No."
Bachtel, K. (2014).The Power in Sensitivities.
The Washington Diplomat
Interviewed for and quoted in
By: Carolyn Cosmos