Courtney Koehler Training & Resource Specialist
Courtney McCaleb Koehler has served children and families of diverse backgrounds and cultures for over ten years. Originally from Columbus, she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Capital University and then returned home to serve her former, at-risk community as a teacher. Throughout her teaching and music career, Courtney served as the Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Co-Coordinator, facilitated a Building Leadership Team, and served as an Executive Board Member of a 501(c)3. As a volunteer, Courtney served as a mentor and Holiday Wish volunteer with Franklin County Children’s Services in addition to serving as the Resident Environmental Education Intern at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa, Idaho. During her time there she hosted children’s programs, community outreach events, workshops, and coordinated volunteers. Her most recent employment has been with Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she served in the Community Education Department as a trauma informed Parent Partner with the SPARK program (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids), an in-home, kindergarten readiness program.
ZF Taylor Contract Trainer/Consultant
My name is, Z. F. Taylor, a native of NJ, husband to, Minister Luanda Daniels-Taylor & full time Father to 4 sons, William (27), Michael (25), Miles (14) & Xander (12) and Mentor to over 1000 youth/young-adults (NJ, NY, KY, OH). As a new Trainer & Consultant for Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Ohio & Mentor Central Ohio, I’m elated to add value to our team and collaborate with them in bringing comprehensive & engaging conversations, training, and solutions to our community. After 30 years of working in the public, private and non-profit sectors, spanning from educational domains to court systems, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the tangible outcome of what happens when a team of mentors, teachers, families, communities and peers work together for the benefit of our youth/young adults. From business owners to high earning scholars, it’s been my reward to offer structured support and see amazing results stem from my efforts of being a mentor to youth/young adults ages 5-35 and witnessing their levels of success. Previous roles include but are not limited to, Director of Student Success for Patriot Preparatory Academy (OH), Counselor for The Sunshine Center (KY) for court appointed youth, Executive Director for South Frankfort Community Center (KY), Lead Mentor for Lead The Way Learning Academy (OH), and various other roles within the community & throughout the last 30 years.