Buddy Ambassador James Walker and Best Buddies Alumna Dr. Karen Valdes ’04 at the 2017 Leadership Conference James Walker grew up in Florida in the Miami Gardens area…
Sarah Leifeste resides in the greater Houston, Texas area where she is the Director of a mobile dance company called Shine Music and Dance. Sarah has taught students ages 2-20 for the past 6 years. She brings training in all major styles of dance, piano, voice, and music theory to […]
Currently a student at UC Santa Barbara pursing her PhD with a specialization in Special Education. She says her experience while in Best Buddies inspired her to pursue a career that would allow her continue to spread a message of inclusion and acceptance.
From Maui, Hawaii. She attended California State University, East Bay and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. In 2008, as an active junior in high school, Rowena was approached by Mike McCormick, a Best Buddies Program Manager, who asked her to lead the first Best Buddies Chapter in Maui at Maui High School.