Baker, Jennifer
Baker, Jennifer

Dr. Jennifer Baker is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Good Dads, a non-profit focused on helping fathers be more engaged with their children. From 2003-2011 she provided leadership for two large federal grants serving persons living in 29 counties in southwest Missouri. In 2018, she was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Springfield Business Journal. Dr. Baker also served as an associate professor in marriage and family therapy and as the Director of the Murney Clinic, a community mental health clinic, in Springfield.

Brown, Clayton
Brown, Clayton

Marketing, Advertising and PR, Prime Inc.

Clayton Brown leads Marketing, Advertising, PR and Special Events for Prime Inc., one of the nation’s largest trucking companies based out of Springfield, MO.   In March of 2018 he helped develop the Prime Good Dads program, which connects dads and their kids with practical, day-to-day strategies and activities that help truck driving dads stay connected to their kids.  Clayton is married with five children and is also a board member of Ozarks Food Harvest.  

Clark, Cynthia
Clark, Cynthia

Vice-president of Special Assets, Fifth Third Bank.

Cynthia has been employed with Fifth Third Bank since March of 2007.  She is married and has one daughter and three step-children.  

Crandall, Ronn
Crandall, Ronn

Ronn is a retired teacher, born and raised in Springfield.  He was blessed to have had a “good dad” and, according to his children, he is a “good dad”.

Dasso, Ryan
Dasso, Ryan

Ryan Dasso is a devoted husband, father of 3 boys and active member at his church in Bolivar, MO. He volunteers at the Family Restoration Center in Stockton, MO as Treasurer and a Good Dads Facilitator. He holds a Bachelors's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

Davis, Dennis
Davis, Dennis

Dennis, his wife and two children live in Springfield and works for Prime Trucking.  He takes pride in being the best husband and father possible.  

Dawson, Mike
Dawson, Mike

Mike Dawson is the proud father of three children, Emma (21), Jack (17), and Christian (15). Mike and Wendy are college sweethearts and following a life motto of, "see a need, fill a need".  Mike has been a public school educator for over 25 years and currently serves as the Executive Director of Instructional Services for the Branson School District. Mike's passion is to create school structures and systems to ensure all students can succeed. He is honored to partner with Good Dads as a way to promote parent engagement within schools throughout the region. Mike earned his doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas.

Fors, Lara
Fors, Lara

Lara Webb Fors first joined Good Dads when she was a child support prosecutor and served on the Council for the New Pathways for Good Dads program. In 2020, she joined the Good Dads Board of Directors. Lara served as the IV-D Director of the Missouri Family Support Division, a child support prosecutor in four Missouri counties, and a child support staff attorney for MAXIMUS, INC before joining a private consulting firm. She strongly believes in the Good Dads program and the importance of fathers in the family.


Graves,  Marlon
Graves, Marlon

Marlon Re’Sean Graves, is the driving force behind TMP Professional LLC.  Adult Mentoring & Tutoring program advocating against low Adult Literacy and Professional Development. Marlon is also Vice President & Board Chair for (A Girl Like Me Network) a youth teenage girls empowerment program who service ages 11-19. They provide an empowerment platform through monthly empowerment table talks and seasonal bi-monthly mentorship workshops building self-esteem and self-reliant individuals. In fall 2021, Marlon became a Good Dads facilitator.

Marlon is a single divorced father of four beautiful kids names Rennel, Maciah, Zoe’ and Roman. He is also Associate Minister for New Hope International Ministries under Pastor Lamarr P. Jamerson Sr.

Hawkins, Robert
Hawkins, Robert

Hawkins and Sons Land and Cattle

Robert and his wife have three boys and three grandchildren, which is the highlight of their life.  In business, he raises Beefmaster breed cattle and builds homes and neighborhoods.

Lampert, Benjy
Lampert, Benjy

Anesthesiologist, Mercy Hospital

Benjy is a physician in medical practice for 40 years. He specializes in anesthesiology and pain management. Over the years Dr. Lampert has witnessed first-hand how the lack of constructive parental influence has worsened health and magnified pain problems as children become adults. Dr. Lampert sees the programs of Good Dads as an important way to improve family relationships that in turn will benefit all of society.  

Lewis, Don
Lewis, Don

Associate Pastor, Cross Points Church

Don serves as the associate pastor with an emphasis on fatherhood to the urban communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He formerly served as the chaplain of Washington Dulles International Airport. He and his wife have four adult children and live in Lenexa, Kansas.

Mattson, Brian
Mattson, Brian

Brian is the father of two and married to his wife Jessica for 13 years. A firm believer in the power of strong families, he is excited to serve on the Good Dads board.  He is on the staff at The Downtown Church.  

McCartney, Nathan
McCartney, Nathan

Marketing and Sales, Arctic Food Equipment

Nathan is thankful he grew up with an active father.  After serving in the Air Force as a communications officer, he came back to Springfield to work in the family business, Arctic Food Equipment.  Nathan is married and has 2 children.

Reece, Ashley
Reece, Ashley

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, MSU

Ashley is married with 3 children. She is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Missouri State University.  Ashley and her husband also run a small business, like to travel and stay active with all three children.

Roberts, Crystal
Roberts, Crystal

Partner, Pinnacle Consulting CPAs

Crystal is a mother of a blended family, one daughter and two boys. She is a partner with Pinnacle Consulting CPAs.  She and her husband believe in raising their children to value honesty and find balance in life.

Sheets, Wayne
Sheets, Wayne

Wayne is the General Manager of Group One Inc., an asset-based, specialized logistics, and commercial drive away company. Wayne has a passion and love for growing and developing people.


Towery, Jim
Towery, Jim

Jim is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur.  He has started and grown a number of businesses in the Springfield area – United Roofing Supply, Steelman Transportation.  He is now “retired” and developing a resort, Table Rock Shore, in Kimberling City.  Jim is married with two grown sons.

Vaughn, Michael
Vaughn, Michael

Vice-President, Pinnacle Family Advisors

Michael is the financial advisor and Vice-President of Pinnacle Family Advisors. He is married and has two daughters.  He believes dads can change their neighborhood, their city and their country when they realize the impact they can have on their children.

Wemple, Joshua
Wemple, Joshua

Josh is a member of BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group.  He lives in Nixa, MO with his wife and three boys.  He is proud to serve on the Good Dads board and on the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) board.

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