Flourishing Families is a Christian non-profit organization started by adoptive and foster parents with the vision to help children whom have experienced trauma. Providing a practical family support system through in-home training and coaching is the core of what we do!
Amie graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Family and Child Development. She serves as Flourishing Families TBRI® Practitioner. Amie has several years of family case management experience specializing in early childhood trauma, foster care, and adoption. She also has personal experience as a therapeutic foster and adoptive mother caring for many children with various needs. Amie is supported by her husband Zach and her ever growing family!
Stephen is Senior Vice President of Operations at Absolute Total Care, a Medicaid managed care provider of Centene Corporation in South Carolina. He holds a degree in Finance and Business from Auburn University. As foster and adoptive parents, Stephen and his wife Beth support Flourishing Families because they experienced the dramatic change in their own home after implementing strategies they learned through TBRI Caregiver Training.
Emily is a foster and adoptive mother who uses TBRI parenting strategies with her own children at home. She is passionate about God's heart for the vulnerable and social justice. Emily has faithfully supported Flourishing Families since the beginning, serving in leadership and focusing on community connections. Emily is pursuing a degree in social work from Indiana Wesleyan University and is married to Andrew.
Sherry graduated from Georgia Tech in with degree in Engineering. She went back to school to become a dentist and graduated in 2008. Sherry currently has her own dental office in Irmo. She has an 18 year old son (biological nephew) whom came to live with her at the age of 6. Sherry also has a 5 year old daughter who attends Oak Pointe Elementary school. She currently attends East Lake Community Church. Sherry is supported by her Husband Anthony.
Anthony is an Account Manager for MasterCraft Renovation Systems, LLC. He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Anthony is an adoptive father with a heart to help other families throughout South Carolina and beyond. He is supported by his wife Jennifer, daughter Maria and son Jonathan.
Joel has a degree in business administration from Lebanon Valley College and is the Director of Weights and Inspections at Southeastern Freight Lines. After volunteering at an event with Flourishing Families, Joel and his wife decided to open their home as foster parents.