Living as Leaders Speakers

Living as Leaders features speakers who work in education and other career fields. We strive for speakers who have experience working with youth and are willing to invest their time working with them. You can read more about each speaker by clicking on the blog post.

Andrea Bolden to speak at Living as Leaders
We are pleased to welcome Andrea Denise Bolden to Living as Leaders as one of our Week Three speakers. Andrea Denise Bolden is an author, educator, and creator/ CPO of Bolden Beauty Industry- Beauty Network ( BBI). A Kentucky native, born and raised she takes pride in her Kentucky roots. …
Danielle Brown set to speak at Living as Leaders Harvest Festival
The Living as Leaders program welcomes Danielle Brown back again this year to speak during the Harvest Festival and assist with the service-learning portion. Danielle Brown has her bachelor’s in music education and is currently pursuing her master’s in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Non-Profit Administration from Western Kentucky …
Dr. Kimberly J. Green scheduled to speak at Living as Leaders
Over three Saturdays, Living as Leaders will hear from several speakers including Dr. Kimberly J. Green, who is joining us for the first time this year. Dr. Kimberly J. Green is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU).  Her …
Dr. Shannon Sales to speak at Living as Leaders
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Shannon Sales this year to Living as Leaders to give our closing charge for Week Two. Dr. Shannon Sales has her bachelor’s and master’s in social work and further pursued her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Sales has worked …
Emily Leon to speak at Living as Leaders
We are pleased to welcome Emily Leon this year to Living as Leaders as one of our Week Two speakers. Leon serves as a second-grade teacher at Warren Elementary. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and she is currently working toward …
Jkeyah Patterson will present at Living as Leaders’ Harvest Festival
This year, we welcome Jkeyah Patterson to speak during the Living as Leaders Harvest Festival. Jkeyah Patterson is from Hopkinsville, Ky, and relocated to Bowling Green in 2014 to attend Western Kentucky University. She has worked for Bowling Green Parks and Recreation for the past three years. In addition, she …
Joda Johnson returns for Living as Leaders
We are happy to announce that Joda Johnson will join us again this year for Living as Leaders.   Joda Johnson is married to Minister Curtis Johnson, Sr.  They have four children and three grandchildren. Joda is a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, TN.  Joda has a …
Monica Hines joins first week of Living as Leaders
In just a few days we kick off Living as Leaders, and this year we welcome Monica Hines as one of our first week speakers.  Monica Hines is the Director of the Training Resource Center, Continuing Education Coordinator, and an instructor for the Public Child Welfare Certification Program at Western …
Pauletha Butts to speak at Living as Leaders
Living as Leaders is pleased to welcome Pauletha Butts, NBCT, to our list of speakers for Living as Leaders fall 2020.  Pauletha Butts serves as the Principal of Alvaton Elementary School. She joined Alvaton Elementary School, within the Warren County Public Schools District, in March 2020 as their new lead …
Shajuana Ditto to speak at Living as Leaders
We are pleased to welcome Shajuana Ditto to our list of speakers for Living as Leaders fall 2020.  Shajuana is a motivational speaker from Brandenburg, KY that has led youth on and off the court. Shajuana serves as the Youth & Young Adult Director at Elk Horn Baptist Church in …