Afterschool Symposium Workshop Presenter Biographies

Caleb Wesco, Owner
The #LetsGetMotivated Experience


Caleb Wesco is a keynote speaker known for some of the most energetic, educational and inspiring presentations. With 10 years of public speaking experience, Caleb Wesco has traveled to speak in 45 states, internationally including London and Zimbabwe, has been featured five times in Teachers Matter Magazine and completed a philanthropy project where he personally donated funds to feed over 34,000 people by partnering with Houston Food Bank.

Caleb Wesco’s motto is “Let’s Get Motivated.” He encourages individuals, teams and organizations to get the M.O.S.T out of their life. M.O.S.T is his acronym, assisting audiences to get Motivated, Organized, Started toward their goals and hit the Target.

To contact Caleb Wesco for The #LetsGetMotivated Experience, please send an email to Caleb can also be found on all social media platforms @CalebWesco.

Let’s Get Motivated.


Callie Sharkey, Stories & STEM Program Manager
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County


Callie Sharkey is passionate about two things- books and STEM. After working through undergrad at Florida Atlantic University as an aircraft mechanic, she lived her dream of working as a marine biologist in sea turtle conservation for 10 years. Sharkey has worked in environmental education in some form for more than 20 years. While spending time as the manager of a nature center, she earned a master's degree and an advanced certificate in GIS, also from Florida Atlantic University.

Sharkey found the perfect home at the Literacy Coalition, where she runs the Stories & STEM program - merging the fields of literacy and STEM. She has presented at the Beyond School Hours and Kansas Connections Conferences in addition to countless local talks. She is also a writer and photographer for local publications and is an avid coffee drinker.


Nathalie Caycedo, Executive Director


Nathalie Caycedo is a visionary leader and social entrepreneur dedicated to transforming lives through education, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. With a diverse background in international business administration, financial management, and education, Nathalie's journey has been marked by her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on individuals and communities within the U.S.

Nathalie is the founder of Ser-Kallai, a non-profit organization committed to support individuals and communities thrive and build fulfilling lives through resources that nurture their overall sense of well-being, foster healing from trauma, build healthy relationships and develop emotional resilience.

She has a degree in International Business Management from Universidad del Rosario from Bogota, Colombia, and an MBA degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida. Nathalie is an Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Coach and holds certifications as EQ Assessor, Advanced Facilitator and Practitioner through the ICF accredited organization Six Seconds, the Emotional Intelligence Network.


Kasha Deese, Director of Programs, Florida Region



Kasha Deese was born in Oxford, Ohio, but has been a resident of South Florida for over 20 years. She has served at her local church in Christian Education Ministry and volunteered for many organizations including Habitat for Humanity, The Lupus Foundation of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, Feeding South Florida, The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County and Urban Youth Impact. She has a special place in her heart for refugees and has assisted immigrant families by providing English lessons for adults and tutoring/homework help for children.

Kasha holds a full-time position as a Supervisor in Customer Service in Deerfield Beach, FL, and she is dedicated to personal and career development, with a focus on Emotional Intelligence (EQ). She is certified as EQ Practitioner and Assessor through the ICF accredited organization Six Seconds, and she is actively working towards her EQ Coach Certification.


Christian E. Sanon II, CEO, Clinical Director
Look Up Therapy


Christian E. Sanon II, co-founder of Look Up Therapy, LLC, and a BCBA, has transformed personal challenges into professional triumphs. Inspired by his sister’s autism diagnosis, he aimed to make therapeutic care more accessible and empathetic. Transitioning from aspiring athlete to therapeutic care leader, Christian created a welcoming space for receiving care without judgment. He leads over 50 professionals at Look Up Therapy, boasting an 85%+ staff retention rate. His leadership embodies transparency and a commitment to addressing families' complex emotions. Christian holds a bachelor ‘s in psychology from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s in special education from Arizona State University, extending his impact beyond Look Up Therapy.


Daniel Norzea, Assistant Director of Outreach
Look Up Therapy, BCBA


Daniel Norzea, Assistant Director of Outreach at Look Up Therapy, LLC, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has spent mroe than five years profoundly impacting clients of various ages. Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida, Daniel is deeply committed to helping clients achieve independence and offering hope to their families. He earned his master's degree from Arizona State University, further solidifying his expertise in behavior analysis. Daniel's dedication extends beyond his role at Look Up Therapy; he actively contributes to Love Serving Autism, demonstrating his commitment to community service. Leading with passion, Daniel plays a pivotal role in advancing the mission of Look Up Therapy, focusing on empowerment, support, and transformative care for all clients and their families.


Lindsey Wuest, Science through Art Specialist
FAU, AD Henderson University School


Lindsey Wuest is an artist and teacher licensed in English 6-12 and Art K-12. She is a Teach for America Hawai'i Corps Alum with a Masters in Educational Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Advertising from the University of Florida. Currently, Lindsey is teaching, researching and developing a curriculum for a new K-5 special area subject: Science through Art at FAU Lab Schools. Her most recent collaboration with licensed counselor Jill Deskin is Work in Progress - a K-5 program that teaches social and emotional learning through art. Lindsey also hosts professional development trainings for educators as a teaching fellow with the Stiles-Nicholson STEM Teaching Academy and as an independent contractor.


Katie Hendrickson, Research Coordinator
FAU, AD Henderson University School and FAU High

Katherine Hendrickson conducts research in the areas of conservation biology, community conservation, and efficacy of STEM education initiatives. She is an alumnus of Nova Southeastern University (M.S.) and Florida Institute of Technology (B.S) holding a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Marine Biology. Her undergraduate and master's research experience focused on how climate change impacted coral assemblages in the Galapagos Island leading her to find the oldest coral reef in the pacific ocean. Her doctoral research also featured threatened populations but this time she focused on local terrestrial populations of gopher tortoises. Her studies aim to understand how climate change will impact this unique population so that she can use that information to model new conservation methods.


Greg Nardi, S. Florida Director of Programs
Yoga 4 Change


Greg Nardi, E-RYT 500 is the South Florida Program Director of Yoga 4 Change. He is also a yoga therapist.  Greg's journey into mindfulness began in 1996 and helped him feel healthy after years of childhood illness, anxiety and depression. He dedicated himself to a mindful lifestyle as part of his healing journey.

Greg took a dozen extended trips to Mysore, India between 1999-2016 to study with a focus in movement, breathing practices, and meditation.    Greg is an international teacher trainer and workshop presenter since 2008.  He has run his own yoga and mindfulness business called Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide since 2010.  He also volunteers with Chainless Change, an organization that brings recovery, advocacy, and support to those negatively impacted by the criminal legal system.


Lisa Poskanzer (pictured left), Director of Joy
Improv to Improve, LLC



Lisa Poskanzer is a former teacher with Palm Beach County Schools. Lisa’s the co-creator of Improv to Improve's i2i, professional development for educators across all grade levels and subjects areas. In 2018, Lisa was awarded the SEL in Action award from Education First and the Novo Foundation. Since leaving the classroom, Lisa’s been training classroom teachers to PlayFunJoy their way to Love of Education.


Paulette ReeseHart (pictured right), Director of Play
Improv to Improve, LLC


Paulette ReeseHart is a Community Recreation Leader for The City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation. Paulette's role as Director of Fun for Improv to Improve is to make sure teachers and students know the best reset for stressful moments is FUN.