Jon’s passion to open the Center is born out of the experience in raising a son with developmental disabilities and seeing other parents struggle to find real solutions for their kids while going around in circles with the traditional medical route. His background includes serving on the board of Kids Included Together, Just in Time for Foster Youth as well as volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. His desire to mentor and impact the lives of others is contagious. Jon’s undeniable vision for an inclusive society with equal opportunities and growth made him follow his passion to help others and open the first Brain Balance Center in San Diego.
Amanda brings to Brain Balance of San Diego a background in Education, STEM, and Wildlife Conservation. As a lifelong learner, she’s a sponge for information and active in promoting equity and access to quality education. She believes every person should have the opportunity to actualize their full potential and to live life to the fullest. Her other passions include dancing, beach volleyball, enjoying the outdoors, travel, and being a foodie. Every day she aims to inspire and be inspired.
As Assistant Director at Brain Balance of San Diego, Anna devotes TLC to our center and families. She proudly calls Point Loma Nazarene University her alma mater where she received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She has a huge heart for helping children be the best version of themselves, whether in the local community or at her church. Anna currently lives with her husband, Daehee, her dog Zeus, and cat Hima. In her spare time, she enjoys bringing out her creative side through calligraphy, hand-lettering and design, playing basketball, and relishing in San Diego life with her family.
Chelsea joins the team as Program Director at Brain Balance of San Diego. She has her master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University and has worked in the human services field for the past ten years. Her passion for child development began with serving the San Diego County YMCA where she worked in childcare and camp programs. Chelsea pursued her educational goals with a focus on social services, mental health, and community development. She has enjoyed a successful career in the human services field specializing in organizational development and is excited to join Brain Balance to help create positive change for children and families. She is originally from the Bay Area but has called San Diego home for over a decade. Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, photography, and discovering the many great adventures San Diego has to offer.
Kyung is an independent business lawyer with over eight years of experience managing her own practice. Over the last several years, Kyung has enjoyed a transformational path towards self-improvement through a committed practice to yoga, meditation, and healthy eating. You will often find Kyung sharing her most recent vegan recipe and she truly knows how to make healthy eating taste amazing. With an infectious smile, Kyung brings an incredible amount of love to improve the lives of adults and kids. Her son Sean will often call her “my love,” and she enjoys a loving and adventurous marriage with her husband Jon.
Will Webb is from San Diego, born and raised. He enjoys travel, hiking, dance, swimming, and the beach. Will is a recent graduate at Cal State San Marcos and plans to go into a graduate program for Occupational Therapy in the near future. He has enjoyed working with kids with special needs doing respite care for the last three years. He loves seeing growth in the kids he helps and loves making a positive impact on families’ lives.
Lauren graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Education. Lauren spent two years as the Director of an after-school program supporting students in academics and extra-curricular activities. She then spent three years as a Special Education Teacher for middle school and high school students. Lauren is excited to have another opportunity to connect with children and families and support them in their journey.
James moved to the San Diego area in early 2018 from Wisconsin to pursue his passion of spreading a healthy lifestyle to others. James is a certified Health and Life Coach as well as a certified Yoga Instructor and has worked in special education for six years. His number one goal is to help others create amazing success stories through lifestyle changes. Outside of Brain Balance, James works with personal clients as a Nutrition Coach as well as teaches yoga. He also enjoys hiking, beach volleyball, snorkeling, and cooking. James has hopes to one day open his own yoga studio.