Meet Our Team

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Brian Whitmer

Brian is our Founder, who leads our team in every step with grace, passion, and humility as we honor the life of his first-born daughter, Ashly.  Brian grew up in the music industry, as he spent most of his childhood in his Grandfather’s music store and saw first-hand the influence that instruments and music can create in an individual’s life. Read more
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Selina Schaub

Selina serves as our International Liaison, who leads in the coordination of global accommodation and travel.  Born and raised in Switzerland, Selina cherishes the simple pleasures of nature, contributing to her affinity of experiencing the beauty of new places.  With a deep love for adventure and service since her youth, Selina has spent over 20 years of intentional travel, working in different facets of healthcare, establishing lasting relationships and global connections. Read more
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Tessa Wienholt, BSW; MSW

Tessa is our on-staff Social Worker, who leads in the coordination of services to our families.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Liberty University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore.  Tessa has had significant experience in a variety of settings with diverse populations, including Medical Social Work, Residential Behavioral Health, and Mental Health Counseling. Read more

Jennifer Butcher

Jennifer serves as an Administrator for the Foundation and assists in the direction of its policies and partnerships. With a degree as a Paralegal from Villa Julie College and a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Evangel College, Jennifer has the heart of an Advocate coupled with the mindset and strength of organization. Read more

Emily Shelley

Emily serves as our Director of Music and Education Development. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Emily has degrees in french horn performance from The University of Toronto, the Cleveland Institute of music, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Read more

Craig Schoffstall

Craig serves as a Board Member for the Foundation, providing guidance and direction in our mission to honor Ashly’s life. Craig was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to reside there today. Craig has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Asia and the Caribbean while serving in the US Army. He also dedicated 33 years of his life as a Police Officer, retiring as a Detective in 2021. During that time, Craig developed many technical and interpersonal skills while working on a team and communicating with the public. Craig has dedicated his life to serving others, making his community a healthier and safer place to be. Craig is a proud father of two adult sons and enjoys spending his free time fishing or hunting!

Robin Bass

Robin serves as a Board Member for the Foundation, providing guidance and direction in our mission. Robin is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI, where she enjoyed her time as a Tour Guide for the University while achieving degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing Management. This experience led to Robin studying overseas at The Paris Fashion Institute. In every phase of growth, her customer service skills were polished, initializing the building blocks of her future. Her engaging personality is shown, not only from her Miss Congeniality Award, but through her diverse career. Living in New York for almost 20 years, she grew in the Hospitality, Tour, and Travel industry. Robin is also the Founder of the Hospitality Liaison LLC, providing unique experiences in NYC. She has always found time to be involved in the community, volunteering for New York Cares, Meals on Wheels, and recording books for the blind and dyslexic. In St. Croix, she is proud to be on the Board of The Animal Welfare Center and adopted a puppy from the shelter. Her household is officially a “Shelter Family” with a cat, Sophia, and a Dog, Scooby.

Regina Wolf

Regina serves as a Board Member for the Foundation, providing guidance and direction in our Mission. Regina received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame College of Ohio and has an extensive background in customer service, market analysis, leadership development and personal liability insurance. Her entire career has been helping people through problem solving and encouraging others to improve or restore their lives. Regina grew up in a musical and theatrical family and enjoys all types of music. Regina is diligent in her faith and does all things to honor her relationship with God. Now retired from the business world, Regina still gives back through her volunteer work. In her free time, Regina enjoys reading and traveling, especially to her favorite place – New Smyrna Beach, Florida.