Programs Coordinator &
Assistant to Founder/CEO
Luis Garcia | 602.818.6959
Richard Bestwick is currently studying to be a certified special education teacher. He has been a part of the RTF team for over 8 years; Volunteering with the youth in his community is very important to him. Richard and his wife Heather will be welcomed their first child in March 2017.
Rosie Paluch is a retired guidance counselor having worked at Saguaro High School for 25 years; while also volunteering with the Anytown program for 35 years. She enjoys yoga, playing bridge, and volunteering in her community.
Makita White is a new addition to the Release the Fear team, she will soon be graduating from ASU with a major in psychology and minor in studio arts.
Jennifer Lind is a community creative from Phoenix, Arizona. She is a mother and artist who teaches art at a small private school. She earned her BA in Art Education from the University of Arizona. She believes the creative process is an empowering tool of communication. She also believes we can learn a lot about each other based on the images we choose to share. She has taught art for nine years and feels most comfortable in a creative environment learning and sharing creative and unique techniques for art making. She welcomes constructive criticism and believes we can improve ourselves by thanking our peers for their contributions to our self-improvement and their honest suggestions for positive change.
Jessica Figueroa is a community member who has achieved a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Business Administration. She aspires to work with youth in a variety of settings. Jessica is currently the Program Coordinator for a youth mentoring organization and a facilitator for their personal development curriculum. She is the mother of two and very active outdoors. Reflection and mindfulness keep her motivated and focused on making the most positive impact possible for our community.