Meet our STOMP staff:
Yasmeen Butler, Program Director
Yasmeen is the wife of a retired soldier and mom to three overzealous and competitive boys. She considers herself a lifelong learner and is always ready for new opportunities and experiences. As the Program Director of STOMP, she appreciates the opportunity to create a space of learning and advocacy for our military families. Yasmeen understands the sacrifices of our military and considers it a honor to serve them Yasmeen’s hope is that programs like STOMP exist to break down barriers so that one day inclusion will exist for all our children.
Bryn Bennett, STOMP Instructor
Bryn is a Navy spouse and mother of two children with special needs. When not homeschooling her son, she coaches cheerleading at a non-profit gym for at-risk kids. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum. Her family enjoys bike riding, camping, and all things Harry Potter!
Dee Bosworth, STOMP Instructor
Dee is married to an active duty sailor and currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, where their beautiful son was born and later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dee is a self-proclaimed training junkie and she is always looking to expand her resource base. She currently serves as a Navy Ombudsman, and stays active in state and local programs for persons with disabilities. She is passionate about helping fellow military families, those whose sacrifice inspire her to advocate for a better world for our loved ones with exceptional needs.
Nicole Bougie, STOMP Instructor
Nicole currently resides in North Carolina with her active duty husband and two teenage daughters. One of her daughters is on the Autism Spectrum and has multiple medical conditions. Nicole has served as an Navy Ombudsman and she is passionate about helping other military families find the resources available to them. Nicole enjoys crafting in her spare time.
Ginger Manley, STOMP Instructor
Ginger is a mother and spouse to a retired sailor. She and her husband have two sweet and amazing boys who are both on the Autism Spectrum. Ginger has been honored to support and advocate for our military families as a Navy Ombudsman and has been very involved in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and community special needs programs. Her family enjoys road trips, family time, and they have visited an excessive amount of amusement parks because, according to her children, “roller coasters are our thing!”
Amanda Sonnenberg, STOMP Instructor
Amanda currently resides on the East Coast supporting her husband who is Active Duty and their three children. Two of their three children have Special Needs. When she is not home volunteering within her community, she is traveling the world helping other military families. The most rewarding part of working with military families is giving them the resources and tools needed to successfully navigate school systems. Empowering other military families across the world is empowering in itself.
Alex White, STOMP Instructor
Alex is an Army brat, an Army spouse, and a mom to a rambunctious preschooler! Her family is currently stationed in Arizona, but they are excited about their upcoming overseas move. Through her personal experiences as a military family member and professional work with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Alex has developed a profound desire to support and empower military families. Alex also enjoys coffee, hiking, and yoga.