Woody Englander is the co-founder and CEO of The Trevor Romain Company, a supplemental educational publisher in Austin, Texas. Having managed successful businesses in the past, Woody saw the tremendous value in Trevor Romain's talent, books, and his unique ability to connect with children. With Trevor as the creative force, Woody used his business and entrepreneur skills to take the Trevor Romain Company from an idea to a company that has helped schools and children all over the country deal with tough issues.
Throughout his career, Woody has dedicated his time towards working with organizations that benefit children. He has served on local boards such as the Waco Foundation and Adopt-A-School, as well as co-founding and directing the first Starburst Junior Golf Tournament in Waco, Texas, the largest junior golf tournament in the country. Since 2010, Woody has traveled with Trevor Romain on a 16-country USO tour, speaking to over 150,000 military children. Through this experience, Woody helped to create Anchored4Life, a transition and resilience program now in over 200 schools. Woody is always happy to share the incredible stories of the children he has met as well as share the lessons he has learned from invaluable experiences like this.
Woody is married to Ronda Englander, the executive director of Comfort Crew for Military Kids. He has two kids, Blair and Samuel.
Nirali Patel is the Chief Operating Officer here at the Trevor Romain Company. Being apart of the Trevor Romain Company has been a meaningful position in which she has learned a lot about simply being able to connect with people, can change your life and theirs.
Raised in Sugar Land, Texas, Nirali played varsity tennis for her high school, as well as participated in numerous clubs and was a member of the choir.
Nirali graduated with a B.S in Information Systems from The University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduation, she joined the family business and opened her own Little Caesar’s Pizza in Houston, TX. During this time, Nirali helped the business grow and expand into more territories. After seven years in the pizza business, Nirali and her husband decided to settle down in Austin. It wasn’t long before Nirali was introduced to The Comfort Crew for Military Kids, the non-profit side of TRC. Nirali started volunteering for the Comfort Crew, eventually landing herself the COO position for the Trevor Romain Company.
Nirali cherishes her free time and spends it with her new puppy, Charlie, along with her family. She also enjoys travelling, watching movies, listening to music, and laughing as much as possible.
Kay Lindquist is the Director of Business Development here at the Trevor Romain Company. With over 22 years of experience in outside business sales, Kay’s success lies in her ability to establish strong and lasting relationships with everyone she interacts with. A self-labeled “people-person,” Kay loves to connect with people of all backgrounds, always hoping to gain a new friend.
Born and raised in Sioux, IA, Kay spent her high school days competing on both the swim and basketball team. After high school, Kay served in the United States Air Force from 1988-1992, where she completed 2 years of college while in active duty. She went on to graduate from Bellevue University in 1995 with a BS degree in Business Administration and Marketing.
Following graduation Kay moved to Austin and continues to call it home. When Kay isn’t working, she loves reading, cooking delicious food, traveling, and taking full advantage of Austin’s live music scene. Her hidden talents include being an incredible ping pong player and a pogo-stick enthusiast.
Kay also enjoys volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Art from the Streets, and theAustin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH.)
Kay, along with her team, is passionate about helping children. Through her work, Kay’s goal remains to make children feel empowered in order to advocate for themselves to create happier, healthier, and more confident lives.
“I believe that helping people is the true root to finding self-worth and gratitude. After all, we are all in this together!”
Email Kay: email@example.com
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