Amanda A. Petter, MS. began her education at Tarleton State University where she completed her Undergraduate and Master level studies. She has a Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and a Masters degree in Leadership and Management. During her education at Tarleton State she first decided that she wanted to work with children as a teacher, coach or counselor. While playing collegiate volleyball she worked with children in the Special Olympics, and at athletic and academic camps. Amanda realized at this point, her passion for working with children and wanted to somehow be a mentor and help others. After a year she came to the conclusion that she had a bigger dream. Not only did she want to work with children, but she wanted to own and operate a facility that could make a significant difference in children’s lives.
Audrie Petter has a background in Kinesiology—Sports Conditioning and a B.S. from Texas A&M University with a minor in Recreation Park and Tourism Science. She was involved in a variety of different organizations and intramural groups at A&M, including: intramural volleyball team, Texas A&M Cupcakes organization and ACCO (American Childhood Cancer Organization) to name a few. She has been involved in teaching and coaching sports events with kids of all ages as well as experience in working at a Youth Club which has built her skill set, giving her adequate knowledge on how to approach different situations with students. Along with the participation in children’s programs, she also worked at Bahama Bucks in College Station throughout her time in college. Audrie started with Brain Balance in July 2016 as an intern and has enjoyed moving up the ladder reaching her current position as Program Director at the North San Antonio location.
Valerie E. Ragsdale is the newest addition to the Brain Balance family. She began her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood. The passion for working with children began early on when she participated in student teaching. She then went on to be a lead teacher, and then an assistant director at a local tutoring facility in town. Valerie is a mother of three amazing children and has been married for 10 years to her husband, Chad. She values helping families by giving each student the opportunity to be successful and reach their dreams, no matter the challenges they might face. She is excited to be a part of the Brain Balance team and looks forward to helping as many families as possible.