Meet The Team

Rebekah Nelson

Rebekah Nelson is the President of the Zoot Adventure Learning Academy. She spent three years bringing the vision and dream of ZALA to fruition, which achieved a...

Rhiannon Reardon

Hello, my name is Rhiannon Reardon.  I am the Director at ZALA.  In 2007 I graduated from MSU-Great Falls with an Associates of...

Megan Hohn

Hello! My name is Megan Hohn and I am the Assistant Director and the Lead Teacher in the Preschool Room. In 2015, I graduated with...

Marisa Smith

Hi! I’m Marisa Smith and I am the lead teacher in the infant room. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Community Health and a minor in Human Development. I have worked.. 

Katie Collins

Hi, I'm Katie Collins, the Lead Teacher in Warp Drive.  I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Education in 2004.  I began working in childcare in 2003...

Jolynne Simard

Hello! My name is Jolynne Simard, and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Infant Room. I graduated from the University of Montana Western with an... 

Kristen Knight

Hi! I’m Kristen Knight and I am the Hospitality Coordinator for ZALA. The health, safety, and enjoyment of each child and teacher is my priority. Whether it’s... 

Tressa Holt

Hi! I'm Tressa Holt and I am one of the assistant teachers at ZALA. I have been working with children for almost thirty years as a nanny, preschool teacher, and I taught... 

Laura Tuininga

Hello, my name is Laura Tuininga. I am excited to be working in all the classrooms and getting to know all the kids! My experience with children started after eighth... 

Cassie Sybesma

Hello! My name is Cassie Sybesma. I am a Lead Float Teacher at ZALA, so I have the privilege of working with every age group. I graduated from Montana State...

Deborah Hurn

Hi my name is Deborah Hurn and I was born in New York City. I attended and graduated from a mid western college with a BFA in Art-graphic design. The love of natural...

Faith Nelson

My name is Faith Nelson and I will be working as a ZALA camp counselor for this summer. I recently graduated from Bozeman High School, and will be attending MSU...

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