Year-round Team

Lisa McCartyPresident and Co-Founder
Lisa McCarty is the current President of All Aboard for Kids. Originally from Farnhamville, Iowa, Lisa holds a BS in English with a focus on Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University. She and her husband, Mike McCarty, have lived in the Ames area for 30+ years, raising their family of 5 children, including three boys diagnosed with autism. This personal journey inspired Lisa’s passion for advocating for improved services and support for individuals with autism and their families in the central Iowa area, and prompted Lisa and Mike to found All Aboard for Kids in 2016.
Lisa SchuelkaVice President
Lisa grew up in northwest Iowa and graduated from a class of just 19 students. She loved growing up in a small community! Lisa and her husband have lived in the Ames area for the past 20+ years where they have raised three children. She met Lisa McCarty when her son, Luke, and Lisa Schuelka’s daughter, Olivia, were just babies. They have been friends ever since. Now, these two babies are entering adulthood! She began serving with All Aboard for Kids in an official capacity in January 2020. Lisa expresses that it has been a joy to work alongside the McCarty’s and the rest of the AAFK team to bring this program to life.
Molly LogsdonProgram Director
Molly has been with All Aboard for Kids for just over a year, starting as an intern in January 2023. She discovered AAFK at the Iowa State career fair, where she met Lisa and immediately felt a strong connection to the organization’s mission. Originally from Ankeny, IA, Molly recently graduated from ISU with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. With over four years of experience working with youth with autism, Molly is passionate about continuing her work with AAFK and is excited to make a lasting impact on the children she serves!
Carla MurphyActivities Coordinator
Carla has served AAFK as an EA for several summers and is excited to step into her new role as Activities Coordinator! When she’s not hard at work planning for the summer, she loves working in her flower beds, taking photos, watching movies in the winter, and attending her children’s activities.

2024 Summer Team

Savanna WuebkerIntern
Savanna joined our team this summer as an Intern! She is currently attending Iowa State and working on her degree in Psychology. This summer, Savanna is hard at work capturing all of the great memories we make at camp and turning them into fun videos!
Celine KashinskieSTEAM Lead Teacher and Future Focus Lead Coach
Celine is one of our STEAM Academy Lead Teachers this year as well as our Future Focus Lead Coach. Outside of the summer she works at ChildServe and will start as a teacher in the fall. Some of her hobbies include painting, walking her dog, and scrapbooking. This summer she is looking forward to building new relationships with wonderful people and making memories that will last forever!
Vanessa HoffmannSTEAM Lead Teacher
Vanessa is another one of our STEAM Academy Lead Teachers. Outside of the summer, she works as a teacher. She loves watching her kids participate in their favorite activities, such as baseball and dance. She also enjoys crocheting and many other crafts. A fun fact about Vanessa is that her favorite science is geology! This summer she is looking forward to getting to know everyone and having fun!
Monica JansenEXPRESS Lead Teacher
Monica is the Lead Teacher for our EXPRESS Classroom! Outside of the summer, she works as a teacher at Grandwood Education Center. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her puppy, walking/running, rollerblading, relaxing, exercising, snacking, paddle boarding, spending time with friends, movies, TV, and sitting on the couch. This summer she is excited to work with a new group of people to create the best team out there to serve the students who really need us!
Amanda SegebartEducational Associate
Amanda is an EA in our Middle School STEAM Academy Classroom. During the school year, she works at Edwards Elementary in Ames. Some of her hobbies are reading, spending time outdoors, baking and cooking. This summer she is looking forward to seeing familiar faces and all the fun activities!
Brenda PerezEducational Associate
Brenda is an EA in our High School STEAM Academy Room! During the school year, she works at Grandwood Education Center. When she isn’t working, she loves to do arts and crafts and take road trips! This summer she is looking forward to traveling and having new experiences.
Clara DeeEducational Associate
Clara is an EA in the High School STEAM Academy Room! Outside of the summer, she works at 3T’s Allstars, a softball/baseball program. Some of her favorite hobbies are painting, working out, and being with her friends and family! Clara looks forward to meeting the other staff this summer and interacting with the kids.
Jaiden PorterEducational Associate
Jaiden is another of our amazing EAs in the High School STEAM Academy room! When she isn’t at camp, she works at the Fernbrook Family Center. She loves being outside, running, reading, and hanging out with friends. This summer, she is looking forward to seeing all of the AAFK kids and staff again!
Julie BergesonEducational Associate
Julie is an EA in our Middle School STEAM Academy classroom. During the school year, she works at Northwood Preschool. Julie loves to to hike and be outside, to exercise, to read, and to cook with her family. A fun fact about her is that The longest hike she has accomplished was at Arches National Park in Utah. It was in July and over 100 degrees, and the hike was a gradual incline to Delicate Arch for 3 miles up and back. With a lot of water and breaks she made it, and it was worth it!!
Kimber MurphyEducational Associate
Kimber is an EA in our EXPRESS classroom. During the school year, she works at Grandwood Education Center. Some of her hobbies are camping, swimming and spending time with her kids! This summer she is looking forward to spending time outside in the sun!
Madisyn MannEducational Associate
Maddy is an EA in our EXPRESS Room! During the school year she works at Grandwood Education Center and Texas Roadhouse. Some of her hobbies include watching movies, hanging out with her cats, crafts, and time in the sun!
Michele MyersEducational Associate
Michele is an EA in our EXPRESS Room. During the school year she works at Grandwood Education Center. Her hobbies include crafts, yard work and spending time with her grandkids. This summer she is looking forward to spending a lot of time outside!
Sandra PerezEducational Associate
Sandra is an EA in our Middle School and EXPRESS Rooms. Outside of the summer she works at Grandwood Education Center. When she isn’t working she enjoys being outside, walking, running, and playing tennis. This summer she is looking forward to the nice weather and going on random ice cream drives to Van Dee’s with her siblings!
Tess AbamoEducational Associate
Tess is an EA in our High School STEAM Academy Room! During the school year she works for Ames Schools. Some of her hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading, walking, and watching sports. This summer she is looking forward to seeing new faces and having fun with the campers!
Tina JohnsonEducational Associate
Tina is an EA in our EXPRESS Classroom! During the school year she works at Fellows Elementary. When she isn’t working, she enjoys gardening, being outdoors exploring with her kids. This summer she is looking forward to having new adventures!