Our Team

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

 
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Sarah Buxton
Director of Public Relations

Email her at: sarahbuxton@singlemomzrock.com

Sarah Buxton, a native of Strafford, Mo., graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College in May of 2017 with her Associate of Arts degree and is currently a junior at Drury University, where she will obtain her degree in Strategic Communication. Sarah is particularly passionate about political and nonprofit work, and plans to pursue a career in either field upon graduation.

Sarah was engaged in a variety of campus and community activities throughout her time at OTC. She created and chaired a politically affiliated campus organization and served as a math tutor in the OTC Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center. More recently, Sarah was recognized for her community service and civic engagement by being named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. Sarah was the first OTC student to receive this award.

Sarah currently works at Ozarks Technical Community College as a college ambassador and serves as the secretary for the Missouri Federation of College Republicans. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys being with her family and friends, reading the news, and educating herself and others about government and politics. 

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Tranna Shaughnessy
Director of Donations

Email her at: trannashaughnessy@singlemomzrock.com

Tranna Shaughnessy is a single mom who spent 15 years empowering and encouraging women as a director in the direct sales industry. She recently took a very bold step and enrolled in college. The scholarships that she earned allowed her to continue serving others, which is when she realized her calling would always be investing in women, especially single moms.

In May 2018, Tranna will graduate from Drury University with a double majors in Management and Marketing degrees. Upon graduation, Tranna intends to work for a non-profit, and will pursue a Master's Degree of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership.  

Tranna is employed at Ozarks Technical Community College as well as volunteers each week at The Northwest Project.  At work, and in her volunteer hours, she functions as a mentor to single moms.

Tranna has always lived in the Springfield area.  She and her daughter currently reside in Strafford and her 2 grown sons live nearby. While Tranna is new to the world of non-profits, she is not new to empowering women and is excited to bring her talents and skills to SingleMomzRock! 

 Amy Pictured with Husband Timmy and their CHILDREN. photo Credit to  Delores Albers Photograpy

Amy Pictured with Husband Timmy and their CHILDREN. photo Credit to Delores Albers Photograpy

Amy Reaka
Director of Hospitality

Email her at: amyreaka@singlemomzrock.com

Amy Reaka, SingleMomzRock Director of Hospitality, lives happily and blessed in Ozark with her four amazing children and her new husband Timmy, who is an avid fisherman.  She works full time and is an active member at Second Baptist Church in Springfield.  Her children are very active in sports; softball and soccer for the moment.

She grew up in Pierce City, Mo. and graduated high school from there. They spent a few years living in the greater St. Louis area before moving back to Southwest Missouri. When they returned to Southwest Mo., Amy became a stay at home mom for her children and to care for her mother full time. 

In 2012 her marriage of nearly 10 years ended in divorce.  After having stayed at home for years, she now had to scrambled to find a stable full time job while getting the kids settled into a new home, a new town, and a new life.

Only by the precious grace of God, and with the loving help and support of her family, they were able to make it through several difficult and trying years.

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Joy M
Director of Domestic Abuse Support

Email her at: joy@singlemomzrock.com

Joy Martin is a native of Springfield, Missouri. She is a single mom of an 8-year-old boy. Her experience and survival of domestic violence have given her a passion to help other women struggling with domestic violence.

She left an abusive marriage 5 years ago and has found that helping others has brought healing to her heart and life. God has put a passion in Joy’s heart to help women in difficult situations.

Joy has had women approach her on social media for advice on what to do in their own abusive relationships. When she has been given the opportunity to serve women affected by domestic violence, she has felt God leading her to pursue this.

Joy has also spent time volunteering with Jobs for Life at Life 360 at the Fairbanks. Being a champion with Jobs for Life has been a very rewarding experience.

When going through her own situation, there has always been a Scripture now has become a stronghold for Joy “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV