Alicia Wheeler specializes in leadership, employee engagement, and culture building. She is an accomplished coach and facilitator who utilizes debriefing tools and educational materials to help individuals, teams, and organizations be more engaged, effective and productive.
Alicia graduated from Carthage College in 2011, with an extensive knowledge of human interactions, strong leadership skills, and a passion for making teams interact in positive and healthy ways. Alicia gained experience in education by teaching for several years in Seattle, Wa. Her experience in education has helped to develop her skills as a strong trainer and coach with both corporate and educational teams. As the Creative Director and Team Building Coach for SMARTpath Education Services, she has excelled at puzzle development, educational trainings, event planning, and team management.
Alicia has a deep passion for the outdoors and traveling. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, and exploring the vast world. Alicia and her husband, Dan, are welcomed their first child, Owen in September of 2016.
Trainer and Creative Content Manager
This person is Bryan.
Or let’s say there are at least two parallel universes with the same people in them: one where this person is called Bryan, and another where this person is not called Bryan. You’re in one of these two universes: the one where this person is called Bryan. To your counterpart in the other universe, you would not call them Bryan—their name is Harvey, Geraldine, 12_tacocat_21, or something unpronounceable. However, we can identify both Bryan here and not-Bryan there as the same person, despite not sharing names. They are the same person, after all. As this is the case, we can say that there is a connective principle—a bridge—between these two universes. We can say there’s a holistic being called and not called Bryan existing in composite. “What’s in a name” or “a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,” indeed.
In light of this: Bryan does and doesn’t enjoy playing and making games, reading weird and speculative fiction, and watching old cult horror movies. Bryan did and didn’t receive two degrees for wildly hallucinating at thinly sliced scraps of trees splattered in ink. Bryan’s claim to fame is and isn’t being published in the same literary journal as James Franco.
Or, just maybe, 12_tacocat_21 did those things and has those hobbies. Maybe 12_tacocat_21 will be your Game Master today. Who knows?
Kayla began working at Escape Bloomington in August 2015 after a celebrated career as a world-renown coffee connoisseur. She graduated from Illinois College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has nearly 10 years of experience in preschool education. She enjoys incorporating fun, educational activities that build positive self-esteem into everyday life, as well as helping groups of people develop synergy and cooperation in the process.
In her free time, Kayla enjoys traveling to other countries to experience new cultures, volunteering, listening to live music, attempting to win at local trivia nights, and drinking absurd amounts of coffee. She is currently inventing self-cooking food and self-cleaning dishware.
Kim has been a Game Master at Escape Bloomington since October 2015, where she enjoys helping groups work toward their escape in a fun, friendly atmosphere. She is currently a student at Illinois State University, majoring in Middle Level Education with endorsements in Language Arts and History. Besides work and school, Kim is a member of Alpha Omicron Phi, as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success.
She takes a great deal of pride from her experience gained by working with children. She is currently volunteering at the Normal Public Library with the Partners in Reading organization, and has worked as a camp counselor during the summer. She has also partnered with the Junior Mind-Readers for a Brighter Future campaign—but, of course, some of you already knew that.
In Kim’s free time, she likes watching Netflix, eating lots of food, reading, mind-reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca Henderson has over 15 years experience in the world of IT with special emphasis and interest in K-12 and the general business environment. In addition to being a Corporate Trainer and Educational Technology Coach with outstanding facilitation and communication skills, Rebecca has extensive experience in team building, leadership development and education. Additional service offerings are inclusive of leadership training, management development. After many years in the industry, Rebecca decided to widen her endeavors and established her own Training and Teambuilding company, SMARTpath Education Services.
Passionate about curriculum and instruction, she pursues learning opportunities to blend 21st century essential skills instruction with best practices, leading through collaboration and coaching efforts. Her creativity and innovation allow her to blend the same principles into the corporate environment, thus providing small businesses the skills necessary to connect with their customers in the most engaging ways.
Besides photography, personal growth studies and traveling, her favorite activities are spending time with her husband and learning from her three children.