Alexia first came to Kinship Partners wanting a little girl in her life and she was matched with Lenora. Because Lenora moved, Alexia then decided to be matched with Bryella. Well, Lenora moved back to the area and just as you would guess, Lenora wanted her mentor back! These three are a match made in heaven.

Four years ago Vivian Probasco read a Kinship article about a 5-year-old girl wanting a mentor who could “help her ride a bike, color, and like vanilla ice cream like she did.”  Vivian fulfilled this simple request for Emma and before long she was like a member of Vivian’s family.

Almost two years ago Joe Nelson was introduced to Sam.  They enjoy boating, sledding, and board games. According to Joe, “Sam’s a really smart kid who always has some news to share and I am happy to have him in my life.”

Ryan Anderson and Tason love to bike the trails in the Crosby area, have enjoyed boating and camping.  Ryan even taught Tason a little about welding. Since they have become so close, Tason was invited to be a part of Ryan’s wedding.

Maribeth Grimsby and Tilla (aka Tilly) have been together for over 2 years. Maribeth says it’s fun to be a mentor because she and Tilly enjoy the same things: crafting, eating, baking, walking and talking. They occasionally even go fishing!

Dan and Avery seem to have fun with whatever they decide to do. They spend a lot of time outside fishing or four-wheeling.  Dan has enjoyed being a part of Avery’s life and he loves seeing Avery happy.

Derek and Chance like to take advantage of the great outdoors and the variety of opportunities the different seasons have to offer. These two enjoy exploring new things together and are always ready for a new adventure.

Dan and Sharon Jacobsen have enjoyed doing many fun things with Thomas and Lucas. They have been instrumental in helping them grow into young men and sort through many of life’s decisions. Sharon states, “Mentoring doesn’t cost anything except a little quality time.”

Marcy and Andrew look forward to Brodie’s visits and enjoy every minute he spends with them.  Brodie fits right in and naturally becomes a part of our routine; whether they are running errands, doing a craft, working in the yard tending to the animals or just relaxing at home.

Autumn has been “adopted” by all members of the Schram family.  This includes a Great Dane named Maverick who was just a pup when Autumn and Abbie were matched.  Abbie’s two boys instantly fell in love with Autumn – she is like a big sister to them and is a great fit in their family dynamic.

Brad Miller and Zach Johnson first got together when Zach was in fourth grade. Brad is an avid fisherman and has been able to share his passion and expertise with Zach while at the same time imparting some life lessons along the way.

Abby Stapleton’s world opened up when Brian, Jessica and Cleo Weber became her Kinship Partners. Jessica says, “Abby makes all the ordinary things we do together as a family so much more special. Everything is just a little brighter.”