Executive Committee

Kristi Kinsey
Kristi has been involved with RYLA for over a decade and been the Director now for several years. Attending it herself back in high school she has always had a heart for making it the best program it can be and to challenge others to Be the Good and go make the world better. If you have any questions about our program or anything else please always feel free to contact her at any time. Why RYLA? RYLA changed my life. As simple as that sounds it is true. I learned so much about leadership and community service and what it means to truly give back to this world. But even more than what I have learned, I am a part of RYLA because of what I have seen others do in their lives after challenging themselves at RYLA. If I can keep pouring into this program and into these RYLArians I get to keep seeing them go out and change the world. And THAT is amazing.
Leanna Mosquera
Program Chair
I was first exposed to RYLA when my husband, Dan, told me he was a counselor back in 2009. We both ended up being a part of the re-start of Rotaract at the community college we attended in 2009 as well. Dan had been a counselor for several years and would always tell me how amazing his experience was with the RYLArians. In 2013, he let me know that they were looking for additional female counselors, so I applied without really knowing what I was getting myself into. I knew what Rotary and Rotaract were because of my involvement with those organizations; however, I had never experienced RYLA before. After becoming a counselor in 2013, I was hooked. Here I am four years later returning for my final year as a counselor and I am so excited to be taking over the program-chair position! I look forward to being a part of the constant growth of RYLA and I feel very fortunate to be able to continue to work with the RYLArians to help them strive to BE THE GOOD in this world.
Emily Poage
Event Logistics Chair
I attended RYLA 2008 as a student, back when it was held at Stetson University. I was surrounded by extraordinary individuals, and I at once felt dwarfed by each of my incredible fellows and inspired by them, beyond the power of words alone. Such environs are scarce in today's world, and I have been very fortunate to be permitted to return for five of the six years that followed. The fact that we can provide such an opportunity even in today's harshly realistic world is my motivation--I want kids for generations to be able to feel as humbled and empowered as I did during those four days.
Tabitha Sookdeo-Crouse
Public Image Co-Chair
I have 10 years of Rotary experience. I have been involved with Rotary International since I was 13 years old, when I lived on an island called St.Maarten, in the Caribbean. When I moved to the United States, I started an Interact Club at my high school and attended RYLA in 2011. After being exposed to RYLA, I became even more passionate about Rotary. I felt empowered to start multiple Rotaract clubs, to do district training, and to become the most effective leader possible. I, too, met my significant other at RYLA. The RYLA staff is more than a group I work with. They are family. I respect this program greatly, and hope to continue instilling the inspiration of "Service Above Self" into the youth of our communities.
Evan McInnis
Public Image Co-Chair
Dan Mosquera
Staff Chair
I have been involved with RYLA since 2009. I have held the role of junior counselor, counselor, and currently serve as staff chair. I am honored to be able to continue to be a part of RYLA and contribute to the program. Seeing the growth of the students in the few days is inspiring.