Meet the Team

Anne Williams

When not working on her latest DIY project (think furniture refurbishing!), strumming chords on her guitar or engrossed in a novel, Anne’s true passion is helping individuals affected by autism reach their fullest potential by teaching them independence and communication skills.

Strengths: Compassion, patience, open-mindedness.
Opportunities: Being more spontaneous and stepping outside of her comfort zone.

Cynthia Hinojosa

Cynthia is a South Texas native who came to Minnesota in 2018 as part of an SKE program. She stumbled on Erik’s after being in town two days, when a friend sent her a random link to a job listing. Within hours she was called, within days she was interviewed, and just like that – she had the job; one perfectly suited to her compassionate, empathetic, giving and spunky personality. Cynthia loves to travel, prank people and spend most of her time out in the deaf community. A true younger sister, she was first inspired to try sign language after her brother learned, and she was not to be outdone. She now spends 20-25 hours a week serving the deaf community. With Cynthia, everyone wins.

Strengths:Passionate team player, open to new ideas.
Opportunities:Learn to plan, be more organized and be decisive.

Kathryn Nordberg

Kathryn enjoys all things beautiful and elegant: people, wildlife, land/waterscapes, art, music, dance, writing, collaboration, world travel, solutions and products that simplify and enhance the world, new experiences, joy, acts of compassion and responsibility.

Strengths: Creative solution provider, courageous, tenacious.
Opportunities: Practicing patience and learning to celebrate daily successes and the individuals making them happen.

Keri Taylor

Keri is passionate about autism awareness and mentoring others to help achieve their goals, chase their dreams and be the best person they can be. When not helping others, she loves spending time with her son, Todd, which often includes movies and watching him play lacrosse. She enjoys traveling (beach please!), giving gifts, pop culture and fashion.

Strengths: Empathy, passion for helping others, organization, attention to detail.
Opportunities: Staying focused on the big picture while working through the details, stepping outside of her comfort zone/routines.