Stacey Thompson, Executive Director
Stacey was born in northern Indiana, but was transplanted into the summer heat in 1980 (hello 113 degrees!). She and her family are new to the Longview area and they love how friendly and helpful everyone around them has been while transitioning into their new home.
Stacey worked for People Attempting to Help (PATH) in Tyler and Junior Achievement of Tyler as their Executive Director. She has an extensive background in nonprofit organizational management as well as volunteer management. In addition to this, Stacey is also a certified Family & Consumer Science teacher for grades 6-12 and has worked as both a middle and high school teacher in recent years. She has served as an elected official in Bullard, TX where she spent six years (three consecutive terms) on the City Council. Two of those years were spent serving as the Mayor Pro Tem.
Stacey has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Social Studies that she earned at UT where she graduated with honors. She earned her national certificate in Family & Consumer Sciences through the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and is a certified teacher in Texas.
Stacey is married to Clay Thompson, an executive with Texas Bank & Trust, and they have four children. Their eldest daughter, Morgan (25) is married to an active duty Airman and they are stationed at Moody AFB in southern Georgia. Their second daughter, Landry (18) graduated early from high school. She is currently attending TJC but will be transferring to Texas Tech this upcoming fall. Kevin (16) is an avid basketball player and will start his junior year at Hallsville High School. Kennedy (10) is an all-around athlete and will be a 5th grader at Hallsville Intermediate. The Thompsons are also proud grandparents to Aiden, Ellie, and the soon-to-arrive Alexander.
Lynsey Lack, Programs/Education Director
Kristin Koonce, Activities Coordinator
Kristin Koonce was born and raised in White Oak, TX. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Communication and dedicates her life to encouraging others on their journey to discover and pursue their deepest passions. Kristin's life was influenced by a place much like Longview World of Wonders. The hands-on entertainment facility she visited as a child was a crucial part of her childhood and it ultimately guided her life in the direction she believes it was meant to go. Kristin believes wholeheartedly in our mission and the work we are doing here, as she has witnessed firsthand what a place like this does for a child's imagination, and ultimately their life. She is eager to watch your child's imagination run wild within these four walls as they discover their passions and a world of endless possibilities.
Shirley Lancaster, Office ManagerShirley Lancaster is an Overland Park, Kansas native with over 25 years of management and paralegal skills. College studies were business and hospitality. She has three daughters, 5 grandchildren, 4 of whom are in college, and 2 dogs. Lancaster previously volunteered serving the homeless, impoverished and disabled in the Kansas City area and CO. A family tradition for over 30 years has been providing Christmas to families in need and children of incarcerated parents. Lancaster previously served as President of the Johnson County Bar Auxiliary and co-chair for a black tie fundraiser for prevention of child abuse.
Lancaster is excited to be part of the growth and success of Longview World of Wonders. She tries to always remember that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel-Maya Angelou.
Rachel McCarty, Front Desk Receptionist
You can find Rachel greeting you at the front door on the weekends at Longview World of Wonders.
Claire Cammack, Weekend Playologist and Birthday Party Host
Claire Cammack is currently enrolled in Hallsville High school where she is active in Future Business Leaders of America, yearbook, and the American Sign Language Club. Claire has known about LongviewWOW since she was in the 5th grade and started volunteering the summer of 2016. She enjoys working with children to make there time at LongviewWOW an enjoyable one. Claire’s plans after high school include getting her Master's Degree in Communication and Hearing Sciences and become a Speech Pathologist.
Delicia Rocha, Weekend Playologist and Birthday Party HostDelicia Rocha is currently enrolled in Hallsville High School where she is active in Hallsville UIL and FBLA. She has been with the LongviewWOW team since the summer of 2017 and enjoys working with other staff members and seeing the smile on the kids’ faces when they first walk in. Delicia’s plans after high school consist of getting a Master's Degree in Psychology and Bachelors in Film Studies/Deaf Education.
You’ll find Delicia at Longview World of Wonders on the floor during the weekends interacting with the children.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Greenwaldt, President
Retired Educator (teacher/school director)
Paul Guidroz, President-elect
Information Technology Business Analyst, STEMCO
Susan Mincey, Treasurer
VP / Treasurer of R. Lacy Services, Ltd.
Heather Kilby, Secretary
Lisa Yarbrough, Parliamentarian
Chair, Finance Committee
Analyst Relations Manager, Dell Services
Becky Supersinski, Vice President
Co-Chair, World of William
Retired Speech Pathologist and GT Teacher
Elaine Campbell, Treasurer-elect
Dr. Janice Petree, Past President
Chair, Marketing and YAC
Dr. Oscar Ortiz
Mentor for Texas School Ready/Adjunct faculty Kilgore College
Our Board of Directors is proud to support Longview World of Wonders not only with our volunteer time but also financially. We proudly have 100% participation in our Board Campaign which helps support the day –to-day operations of LongviewWOW.
Attorney at Law, Stevens Henry, PLLC
General Counsel, R. Lacy Services, Ltd.
Pauline Beaumier Green
Co-Chair, Volunteer Coordinating Committee
Co-Chair, World of William
Advertising, Marketing/PR and Education
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (YAC)
Comprised of 8th thru 12th graders from local school districts and homeschooled students, this group is an integral part of LongviewWOW. These students are selected for their commitment, reliability, enthusiasm, a desire to serve and leadership. Throughout the year, they will help create programs for use in the Center and provide volunteer hours to help with the daily operations.
Click HERE to download the application.