Lynda Mhoon, Director
Lynda earned a Bachelors in Communication Sciences & Disorders from OSU and a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education at UCO. She has worked with children for over 25 years, and has been at The Launching Pad for 20 years! Lynda has been married to her husband Chris for 22 years, and they have two sons, Christopher and Jaxson. Lynda is an OSU fan and loves reading and listening to the ocean.
"A child's hug can undo all the stress and ugliness of a grown-up day."
Tracey Goff, Assistant Director
Tracey has a Bachelors degree in Elementary and Early Childhood from the University of Central Oklahoma, and she has spent 28 years working with children, from infants through school age. She has been at The Launching Pad for 20 years, with the last 16 of those being Assistant Director! Tracey has been married over 21 years and both of her children attended The Launching Pad, starting when they were six weeks old. She enjoys scrapbooking and is a fan of OU and the OKC Thunder.
"I love listening to the kids' stories and the conversations they have with each other. They say the funniest things!"
Jennifer, Kitchen & Pets
Jennifer has a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She has 18 years of experience with kids, all right here at The Launching Pad! Jennifer loves animals and has a family of dogs, cats, a box turtle, a tortoise, and a bearded dragon. She enjoys reading as well as listening to audiobooks with her animals.
"I love watching the kids grow and seeing how their tastes change as they try new things. I also love maintaining the pets and fish for everyone to enjoy!"
Aron, Communications Director
Aron has a Bachelors in Liberal Studies from Oklahoma Christian University and has spent over 20 years in childcare. She has been at The Launching Pad for 15 years, both in the classroom, and now as Communications Director. Aron has been married for almost eight years and has a beautiful 3 year old son, Davey and a beloved dog, Lolli. She loves being creative - painting, drawing, and creating are her favorite things!
"I love helping teachers reach their classroom goals! I really enjoy helping inform parents about the great things happening at TLP."
Abby C., Floater
Abby is in the process of obtaining a Bachelors Degree from UCO. She has been working at The Launching Pad for 5 years. When she isn't at work, Abby enjoys volunteering at church and spending time with her family.
"I love the chance I get as a floater to be in each classroom and form a relationship with each child that walks through the door. Every single one of them is unique and special to me and is a chance at making an impact in the child's life that not everybody gets!"
Chase is currently working towards a degree in Math Education at UCO. While he was in high school, he worked at the after-hours childcare program for the school district. Chase loves playing instruments and games in his free time.
"I like that the kids are generally sweet, caring, and easy to relate to!"