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Club Z! Owners Kevin and Leisha BakerKevin and Leisha Baker

Leisha brings a wealth of educational knowledge to Club Z!  As a 5th grade teacher in the Springfield Public School system, Leisha understands the value of one-on-one tutoring.  She has years of experience working with students of all ages. This helps her in her role as our Educational Consultant and she uses that experience to fully understand the needs of the student and the parent!  Leisha has a degree in education from the University of Memphis and is a charter member of the Christian County Lions Club.  Leisha is an avid reader in her “spare” time and loves to travel.

Kevin brings a strong business background to Club Z!  Kevin spent most of his 25 year career in business development and product marketing.  Kevin has traveled around the world building brands and product awareness.  He shares the passion of educating children and helping them reach their true potential.

Kevin is a member of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce School Board Enforcement Taskforce. Kevin is also involved with civic and non-profit organization and is the President of the Christian County Lions Club and Charter member.  In addition, Kevin participates with the Communication Team of the Nixa Education Foundation, to help promote the awareness of the foundation.  Furthermore, he is a core member of Team Symbiotic, a group of local business professionals that train groups on team-building, relationships and trust. Additionally, he has recently been appointed as the President of the newly formed non-profit organization, The Field Trip Foundation, helping students afford educational opportunities!

Kevin and Leisha have raised two awesome children!  Justin and his wife Sarah reside in Boston, MA. Their daughter, Lauren, is a graduate of MSU and currently resides in St. Louis, MO. Kevin and Leisha are also pet lovers, with a rescued chocolate lab named Bailey and a couple of rescued grand-puppies, Ainsley and Charlie.