Jennie joined the Brain Balance family in December 2017 as Center Director. As a former teacher and a parent of three kids, she has knowledge and understands the growth and development of children as well as trials and tribulations parents face daily. She received her B.A. as well as her M.A. from Southwest Texas State University. During her tenure at SWT she played 5 years of collegiate softball on an athletic scholarship. Having discipline, desire, passion and perseverance she grained a love of life she wanted to share with people. With a particular love of history she began the journey to becoming a middle school Social Studies teacher. After leaving the field to be at home with her kiddos she began to miss the fast-paced daily grind of the workforce. She began working part-time for a local San Antonio business and grew her love of people even further into management full time. Her abilities to build rapport, be transparent, lead and motivate others to give their best daily has become an asset she looks forward to sharing with her Brain Balance family. In the early morning hours you can catch her rockin’ a WOD at Crossfit, playing softball in her spare time, loving on her kids and enjoying life.
Matt joined our Brain Balance family in 2019. He is happily married with two beautiful children. Being a father, what drew him to Brain Balance, was being able to help and support families with children who are struggling. He is from right outside of Memphis, Tennessee and played college athletics at Bethel College in Mckenzie where he went to school for a B.A. in Science. In his spare time, he loves to go to concerts, loves building things, and play with his kids.
Taylor graduated from UTSA with a degree in Kinesiology. She has been with the Brain Balance family since July 2018 as an intern at our New Braunfels location and has enjoyed moving up the ladder to her current position as Assistant Director at our North San Antonio location. Taylor’s favorite part of working at Brain Balance is getting to know the amazing kids and their dedicated families.
Malayna was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina with her four siblings. Two of her siblings have disabilities, which inspired her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Special Needs Education at Grand Valley State University in 2013. Throughout her four years at Grand Valley, she was an active coach with the Special Olympics, was passionate about supporting her sorority’s philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network, and tutoring local elementary school students in literacy. Malayna embraced her passion for teaching through teaching abroad in Tanzania and South Korea for two and a half years, where she was able to embrace and learn about their culture and become fluent in Swahili and Korean. During that time, she also received a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy from Columbia Southern University in 2018. Eventually, she went on to serve as an Academic Coordinator, where she created her own literacy program and write curriculum. She has also served as a special needs education teacher in the United States.