Finesse Team

We not only make this center run, in the name of Tyrell,
we're also here making our own way and helping you make yours.


Kayla V. Thompson, Founder & CEO

Kayla is a writer, educator, and poet with a passion for social justice. Kayla graduated from Webster University with a Bachelor's in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate in Diversity and identity in the United States. After graduating from Webster, she pursued a teaching career, and began her journey as an elementary school teacher. When she is not educating, she is writing for her blog at or writing poetry.


Randall Herndon, Events and Marketing Coordinator

Ashley N. Johnson, General Manager

Ashley is a creative soul with a fast growing passion and knowledge in media production as well as business, marketing, and branding. As a graduate of Webster University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and an Interactive Digital Media certificate. Outside of working full-time as the graphic designer and print media specialist at On The Money Magazine St. Louis, Ashley has been a freelance photographer, graphic designer, branding and project management consultant at her own company - Ashlee Nicole Artistry - for 6 years. 


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