Shauna LaRocque is the owner and founder of CrashWorks STEAM Studio & Makerspace. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and Childhood Development, and has a combined ten years of teaching experience. She loves teaching in unconventional ways and still can’t believe that her passion has become her job. She is the homeschooling mother of six wild boys and one dramatic little girl, who have all taught her more than she could ever teach them. She has been married to her best friend for twelve years and enjoys traveling, drinking absurd amounts of coffee, and spending time with her family. Her love for Jesus fuels the organized chaos that she calls her beautiful life.
Ty LaRocque Co-Owner/Financer
Ty LaRocque is the co-owner/financer of CrashWorks STEAM Studio & Makerspace. A USMC Crash Fire Rescue specialist with MWSS 371 and an Iraqi War Veteran, he is now a DOD firefighter with a degree in Fire Science. This montage of life experiences paired with an interest in engineering and drafting give him a one-of-a-kind perspective on teaching and tinkering. He and Shauna have been growing their family in Wichita Falls for nine years. He enjoys hobby board games, working out, collecting eclectic coffee mugs and using them to drink coffee with his beautiful wife. As a boy he loved to tinker, but lacked the tools, space and opportunity. He is excited to reclaim that part of his childhood as he learns and grows alongside the CrashCrew team!
Bekah Anderson is a military spouse and mother of two. A homeschool mom, she understand that all children learn differently and has a unique perspective on approaching education. She has spent 18 months facilitating and directing youth activities for Army families preparing for deployments. She loves traveling, crocheting, and spending time with her family!
Karla Berkshire is a recent homeschool graduate. She enjoys working with children and has spent many of her teenage and young adult years teaching in various settings and capacities. She has a passion for engineering and enjoys mathematics. Her chosen medium for expressing her artistic side is theatre, although she is looking forward to diving into hands-on art projects as she learns alongside the CrashCrew team.
Jacqueline Gober is a twenty-three year old Special Education major hoping to one day specialize in behavior. She enjoys being involved in student ministry and going on mission trips. She has spent summer missions in Africa, teaching and mentoring kids! Jacqueline loves Jesus Christ and strives to bring Him glory in all she does. When she’s not teaching at CrashWorks, she loves drinking coffee, practicing photography and going to concerts!
Sheena Mc Millian
Sheena Mc Millian is a military spouse and mother of two. Being the mother of a child with ADHD and high functioning Autism, she has a passion for helping all children succeed. She has an enthusiasm for all things Geek Culture, and is excited to tie it into unique classes and camps at CrashWorks. She enjoys crocheting, coffee, and reading!
Kristin Powell is a creative soul who enjoys getting to work with her hands. Kristin has a background in Early Childhood Development, having taught young children for six years. Her heart is the happiest when she’s covered in paint! She has an eclectic range of what she calls “Pinterest skills” and is excited for the opportunities to share that knowledge with others!
Melanie Price is an art student at Midwestern State University minoring in education. Her long-term goal is to one day teach art, so that she can encourage others to be creative and think outside the box! She has a great sense of humor and loves to make people laugh, and greatly enjoys her time spent playing the flute in the MSU band!
Jaymin “Jay” Whitehead is a proud husband, father of three, and has a passion for all things STEAM. He is excited to apply what he has learned working in the field of computer sciences to promote STEAM in today’s educational landscape, specifically at CrashWorks. Despite being a “tech guy”, he believes the “A” in STEAM ties the other letters together, and strives to show how art exists in everything we do.