The Hands Behind Branch Out!®

Just as it takes a community to raise a child, it takes a large crew of enthusiastic and loving people to make a dream take shape. The following are the hearts and hands behind Branch Out!

My Grandma
Whose lap always made me feel safe, and whose love is the foundation of Branch Out!

Sue Hayes, Ph.D.
Western Washington University Professor of School Counseling, mentor, supporter, advisor, and researcher.

Jeff Kraus
Bellingham, WA.
Supplier of Cultivating Connections T-Shirts.

Sarah Benn
Benn Design, Bellingham, WA.
Web site design and production.
www.benndesign.com

Beth Stickley, M.Ed.
Friend, coach, sounding board, co-facilitator, consultant, drummer.

Ernie Milbrandt
Retired IBM Executive, expertise, step-dad, investor, ear, support.

Phyllis Foote-Milbrandt, RN, MA
Licensed Psychologist, mom, friend, ear, supporter, landing place.

Tim Morris
Brother-in-law, engineer, entrepreneur, and production expertise.



Tobe
Nephew, game tester, and entertainer.
Esti
Niece, future game tester, entertainer.

Mary Foote-Morris, MBA
Sister, friend, marketing advice, Business-101 teacher.

Marty Foote, MBA
Brother, friend, encourager, marketing advice, and sounding board.

Heather Bear-Foote, MBA
Sister-in-law, production advice, moral support.

Martha Dearstyne, M.Ed.
Friend, colleague, sounding board, co-facilitator, and provider of constant support and encouragement.

Arleen Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor, mentor, friend, and supporter.

Ilona Westwood, M.S.
Friend, proof reader, mentor, encourager, and family.

Doug Vaupel, M.D.
Expertise in the field of psychiatry, friend, mentor, family.

Carol Ellis, M.Ed.
Expertise in the field of school Counseling, friendship, and encouragement.

Phil
Soundings of the Planet, Bellingham, WA.
Producer of Branch Out!® video and music recording.
www.soundings.com

MJ DeLaHunt MS, CPA
DeLaHunt Consulting, Bellingham, WA.
Financial management assistance and education on business software.

Mary Rossi, MA
Anthropologist, friend, proofreader, mentor, encourager, and family.



Esther and Ted Eppard
Grandparents and inspiration behind Branch Out!

Cathy
Clarity International, Deming, WA.
Entrepreneurial coaching and visioning.
www.getclarity.com

Jason Rinne
Graphic design of brochure, Branch Out!® t-shirts, curriculum, and game cards; educator on publishing and design software programs.

Linda
Career Kids.
www.careerkids.com

Gulam
Copy Source, Bellingham, WA.
Printer of Branch Out!® Game Cards and Curricula.
www.copysource.com

Aptex
Seattle WA.
Fabric Supplier.

Nola and Mike
Ties That Bind Sewing Co., Ferndale, WA.
Sewer for Branch Out!® games.


Patricia
Mentor, friend, compass, and inspiration.

Eddie
ADART, Los Angeles, CA.
Screen printing for Branch Out!® playing board.
www.adartco.com

Dale
Lynden Tribute Print & Publishing Co., Lynden, WA.
Printing of Cultivating Connections letterhead, envelopes, and business cards.
www.lyndentrib.com

John
Think-a-Tron Media Labs, Bellingham, WA.
Producer of Branch Out!® facilitators video.
www.thinkatron.com

Kate and Autumn
Dulce Design, Seattle, WA.
Cultivating Connections logo design.
www.dulcedesign.com

Carol
Watership Trading Company, Bellingham, WA.
Die cut the leaves for Branch Out!® games.
www.watership.com

Sunshine Printing
Bellingham, WA.
Printing Branch Out!® brochures.

Dan
Rice Insurance, Bellingham, WA.
Product Insurance
www.riceinsurance.com

Robert
Varner Sytsma & Herndon, Bellingham, WA.
Providing assistance with tax and strategic planning.
www.vsacpa.com

Simon
Brownlie & Evans, Bellingham, WA.
Business legal advisement.
www.brownlieevans.com

Gene
Phoenix Management Associates, Bellingham, WA.
Provides web site hosting service.
www.sybor.com

Rebecca
Community Capital and Development, Seattle, WA.
Business development assistance.
www.seattleccd.com

Don
Down Home Washington Loan Program, Everett, WA.
Business development assistance.
www.downhomewa.com

Todd Hathaway, J.D
Patent and trademark attorney.

Michelle Cummings
Training Wheels, Lafayette, CO.
Distribution of Branch Out!®
www.training-wheels.com

Chris Cavert
Fun Doing, Plano, TX.
Distribution of Branch Out!®
www.fundoing.com

Susana Acosta
Spanish Translation of Branch Out!®

Betsy Wilson
Let's Face It, Bellingham, WA.
Networking, support, and encouragement.
www.faceit.org

William B. Howard, Jr.
Howard Actuarial Services.

Hands behind Branch Out! video music
Jessica, Kim, Beth, Molly, Keith, Larry.

Additional Hands of support and encouragement
Jane, Susan, Kathryn, Ellen H., Cathy, Kevin, LeMoine, Kinetta, Carol K, Bonnie, Pat, Joni, Kris, Jeff, Patty, Amber, Anna, Terri, Cheri, Tobi, Esti, Aaron, Jill, Jodie, Sue, Eugene, Joann, Lin, Doug, Jodi, Dick, Molly, Jesslin, Moriah, Randy, Michelle, Johnny, Brooke, Meg, Danna, Ellen W., Cheryl, Kirke, Heather M., Tim N.