Board Member

J.C. Loveland

J.C. Loveland is a native of Springfield, MO and graduated from College of the Ozarks with a BS in Secondary Education and continued with a Masters of Education from William Woods University. After working in the Parks and Recreation field for 15 years, J.C. took a position with BluCurrent Credit Union as Branch Manager. On most weekends you can find J.C. with his wife, Kristina, and two boys, Carson and Ethan outdoors and/or traveling. Growing up J.C. had a cousin with Neurofibromatosis and was blessed to learn so much from his cousin and wants to use this to give back to families with special needs.

Nacy Ryerson

Nacy is the Dean of Schools at Perspectives Preparatory Academy–a school that places an emphasis on inclusion, strength-based learning and advocacy.  Nacy holds a B.S. in Psychology, a Masters in Special Education, and is all but dissertation in her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. Nacy is an advocate for inclusion and is passionate about creating personalized learning environments for all students to succeed. In her free time she works on her Dissertation (about inclusion), and enjoys traveling and watching her husband coach basketball. She has two rescue furbabies, Ebby and Winston.

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor is President of ADsmith Marketing & Advertising. His goal is to help DSGO in their efforts in creating community awareness, education and connecting with new DSGO families. He and his wife Kim live in Springfield. They have 4 beautiful children, their youngest, Brenna, is in grade school and has Down syndrome. Ken has been involved with DSGO since the birth of their daughter Brenna in 2010.