Meet the Shine Team

An Outstanding Tribe of Shine Spreaders is Always Here to Help

Claudia Beeny

Founder/Executive Director

  • Top 5 Strengths: Strategic, Achiever, Focus, Ideation, Input
  • Enneagram: Type 5, The Investigator
  • Love Language: Words of Affirmation
  • Favorite Treat: Stationary of all sorts, but mostly small note cards and tags
  • Favorite Drink: Sonic unsweetened tea (with Katie) and my morning coffee
  • Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
  • Favorite Color: Why, yellow of course!

Colleen Monroe

Chief Operating Officer

  • Top 5 Strengths: Responsibility, Communication, Achiever, Woo, Beliefs
  • Enneagram: Type 3, The Performer
  • Love Language: Acts of Service
  • Favorite Treat: Chips and guac
  • Favorite Drink: Arnold Palmer (with unsweet tea) or decaf, venti, nonfat, no whip mocha from Starbucks
  • Favorite Flower: Sunflower
  • Favorite Color: Pink or yellow

Katie Kolkmeier

Director of Programs

  • Top 5 Strengths: Learner, Responsibility, Belief, Discipline, Relator
  • Enneagram: Type 1, The Perfectionist
  • Love Language: Quality Time
  • Favorite Treat: Nothing Bundt Cake
  • Favorite Drink: Diet Coke
  • Favorite Flower: Sunflower
  • Favorite Color: Blue

Maureen Ramirez

Art Director

  • Top 5 Strengths: Adaptability, Arranger, Includer, Empathy, Developer
  • Enneagram: Type 2, The Helper
  • Love Language: Acts of Service
  • Favorite Treat: Pie (most any fruit pie), also like cake (things like carrot, German chocolate, Italian creme)
  • Favorite Drink: Sparkling water in a can
  • Favorite Flower: Hmmm …. I like all flowers
  • Favorite Color: Purple

Tamara DaSantos

Office Manager

  • Top 5 Strengths: Relator, Harmony, Consistency, Deliberative, Input
  • Enneagram: Type 1, The Perfectionist
  • Love Language: Quality Time
  • Favorite Treat: Pecan pie or real key lime pie (yellow, not green!)
  • Favorite Drink: Coke
  • Favorite Flower: Calla Lily
  • Favorite Color: Red

Quynh Lu

Special Exhibits Coordinator

  • Top 5 Strengths: Activator, Positivity, Strategic, Relator, Belief
  • Enneagram: Type 7, The Enthusiast
  • Love Language: Acts of Service
  • Favorite Treat: Snickers or Anything Caramel
  • Favorite Drink: Extra Hot White Mocha or Sweet Tea
  • Favorite Flower: Tulips, peonies and hydrangeas
  • Favorite Color: Coral

Peggy Sue Robinson

Crafter and Traveling Shine Shop Coordinator

  • Top 5 Strengths: Input, Responsibility, Discipline, Adaptability, Communication
  • Enneagram: Type 6, The Loyalist
  • Love Language: Words of Affirmation
  • Favorite Treat: Skittles, Reese’s Peanut Butter, Chips & Salsa, Seafood
  • Favorite Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper, Cherry Limeade, Mojito, Red Wine
  • Favorite Flower: Wild
  • Favorite Color: Coral or other variations

Denise Light

Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach

  • Top 5 Strengths: Includer, Harmony, Positivity, Adaptability, Woo
  • Enneagram: Type 2, The Helper
  • Love Language: Words of Affirmation
  • Favorite Treat: Popcorn or Dark Chocolate
  • Favorite Drink: Unsweetened iced tea with lemon/Diet Coke with extra ice
  • Favorite Flower: Hydrangea
  • Favorite Color: Soft Pastel Pink

Stephanie King

Development Manager

  • Top 5 Strengths: Maximizer, Futuristic, Positivity, Empathy, Ideation
  • Enneagram: Type 9, The Peacemaker
  • Love Language: Words of Affirmation
  • Favorite Treat: Cookies
  • Favorite Drink: Chardonnay
  • Favorite Flower: Hydrangeas
  • Favorite Color: Pink

Kim Lackey

Development Manager

  • Top 5 Strengths: Communication, Activator, Competition, Woo and Maximizer
  • Enneagram: Type 2, The Helper
  • Love Language: Words of Affirmation
  • Favorite Treat: Cookies
  • Favorite Drink: Unsweetened tea
  • Favorite Flower: Any and All (love flowers)
  • Favorite Color: Pink