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Meet Our Staff: Elizabeth Nash, Socio-Emotional Learning Fellow

Meet Our Staff: Elizabeth Nash, Socio-Emotional Learning Fellow

To round out our last two weeks of Play, we are bringing you the final "Meet Our Staff" post. Introducing Elizabeth Nash; our Socio-Emotional Learning Fellow and Play coordinator extraordinaire! Elizabeth joined the Brookside team in January 2017, and brings a vintage style and artistic flair that is all her own!

Meet Our Staff: Andrew Neal, Director

Meet Our Staff: Andrew Neal, Director

We are kicking off this session of Winter Play with a little something different. To all of our Play volunteers, parents, and kiddos, you might be surprised to find that, even though we act like big kids most of the time, we sometimes play the role of adults outside Brookside Community Church. So, let's get to know our staff!

Why Play Works

Why Play Works

When I was around seven years old, I got in a fight with my neighborhood friends. We were in the middle of a pretty competitive game of tackle football and one of my good buddies was talking a lot of trash. I remember getting so angry at something that he said, that I just went off and punched him right in the gut. That one action quickly led to an all out brawl.