Team

We are a team of talented professionals dedicated to serving our Associates and the Kansas City business community.

Lauren Hall, CEO 

Lauren is responsible for leading and directing all operational functions of the organization to ensure the highest integrity of service for all individuals we employ, and customers served. She works closely with the Board of Directors to develop and implement the organization’s vision and strategies.  She ensures the organization is compliant with all federal and state regulations.

Lauren has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA in English Literature and Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in non-profit leadership.  She has varied professional experience in both the private and public sectors including 18 years in the printing and communications field as Vice President of Sales and Relationship Management and travelling extensively in roles such as Lead Project Manager for the International Headquarters of Community of Christ and Executive Director for HealthEd Connect serving women and children in sub-Saharan Africa and Nepal.  She has served on the Board for area non-profits PeaceworksKC and Outreach International.

In her down time, Lauren enjoys playing games and sharing good with family and friends, visiting other countries and cultures, reading, kayaking, and sharing her love of music.

David Melton, Account Executive 

David Melton is a graduate from the University of Missouri at Kansas City earning a degree in Education and History with an emphasis in Political Science.  He also has earned several professional licenses and certifications in the insurance and financial arenas over the years.

David has been involved in a wide variety of professional careers.  He has been a former substitute teacher with the Independence, Missouri Public Schools, Operations and Loss Prevention Manager with Kmart Corporation, Representative with Primerica Financial Services, and has had a 28-year career in   Print and Digital advertising with The Examiner and The Kansas City Star Newspapers.

As Account Executive with Southeast Enterprises, he prospects new potential clients, manages existing clients, and leads the Community Engagement for Southeast Enterprises as a member of multiple area Chamber of Commerce groups. In his free time, he enjoys model railroading, working in the yard, and spending time with his family.  

Karen Davis, Administration Director 

Karen Davis, Administration Director came to Southeast Enterprises with a wealth of Human Resource and Administration backgrounds.  Her work experience includes compensation and benefits, payroll, managing databases, travel procurement and organization management.  Karen has earned a degree in Business Administration Management with emphasis in Counseling and Music Theory. 

Karen serves her community by being involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Kidney Foundation sponsor and volunteer, 5K American Cancer Society Walk and Fundraiser and the Musician Union Committee. 

In Karen’s free time she enjoys performing music, teaching vocal lessons, volunteering, counseling adults and teens and embarrassing her loved ones. 

Sarah Cole, Associate Service Manager 

Sarah Cole has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the workplace and residential setting going back many years.  After College, where she studied Accounting, she worked with several organizations that specialized in working with challenged adults.  She enjoyed these opportunities so much that she pivoted and began a career involving people with disabilities and never looked back. 

Today, Sarah is the Associate Service Manager for Southeast Enterprises specializing in the Intake of individuals and providing ongoing programming for them.  She will also step in and help individuals when they may not be having their best day. In addition to her duties at Southeast she is involved in the community judging speech and debate competitions and fundraising for the Pleasant Hill School District.   She also enjoys spending time with family and reading books.

Natalie Andersen, Administration and Associate Support 

Natalie Andersen came to Southeast Enterprises after 20 years of Executive Administration working with the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club.  Here, at Southeast Enterprises she performs the Administration and Associate Support role.  Her focus is supporting the front office, she also works with our associate’s Payroll, Transportation, and safety needs. 

Natalie has a diverse educational background with studies in Accounting, Marketing, Mental Health, and Culinary Arts.  She has used this knowledge by supporting our community by mentoring young women, working with non-profits like Safe Home, Boys and Girls Clubs and religious organizations.   

In her free time Natalie enjoys running her Catering Company, believing that cooking is a staple of life and serving people gives her great joy. 

Lisa Davis, Quality, Compliance and Sales Support Associate Support 

Lisa Davis studied at the University of Phoenix and is a former Small Business Owner, Walmart Assistant Store Manager, and past Office Manager at the famous Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que Restaurant chain.  At Southeast Enterprises her role is our Quality/Compliance and Sale Support manager.  Responsible for keeping and updating all manuals to be current with Department of Labor guidelines for compliance.  She also completes time studies and helps prepare formal proposals and quotes for job opportunities.

In Lisa’s free time she sells Paparazzi Jewelry, loves to listen to a wide variety of music and spending time with family and friends.

Linda Kirn, Supervisor and Associate Support 

Linda Kirn joined Southeast Enterprises in 2007 after many years with large retail grocers Safeway and Food Barn, where she honed her customer and employee relation skills.  Today, as a Southeast Enterprises Supervisor, she is responsible for managing individuals while training and evaluating their skills and abilities so that she can match job opportunities to the correct associate allowing them to excel in their employment. 

Linda is involved with the Lee’s Summit VFW Service Organization, helping with charitable giving, contributions, silent auctions and delivering food to local Veterans in need.  She enjoys the outdoors and is an avid canoer and fisher, she enjoys time around the water and in the sunshine. 

David Stilley, Driver/Safety Officer/Maintenance 

David Stilley holds several roles at Southeast Enterprises; however, the three main roles are as the Delivery Driver, Safety Officer, and Property Maintenance Supervisor. 

During a decade of service in the United States Air Force, David trained for the USAF Security Police, Combat Readiness, attended the Non-commissioned Officers Academy, and the USAF Leadership School.  He has earned a Series 6 & 63 Securities licenses so that he could help many individuals with their retirement plans through proper planning and investing.  David has also been a small business owner, production Supervisor and a Nurse Technician in the Hospital ICU setting. 

David is an avid fly fisher who enjoys tying his own flies, loves road trips and weight training in his free time.  He is a proud member of his Church and former membership with Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. 

Sheryl Wilson, Supervisor 

Sheryl Wilson joined Southeast Enterprises in 1986 and has 34 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.  As a Supervisor, Sheryl oversees training for new individuals and training on new projects that arrive at Southeast Enterprises.  She promotes quality work and safety to the associates by consulting with the safety committee.  Sheryl is a former member of the Raytown Chamber of Commerce where she promoted her community and the Southeast Enterprises’ Mission.  Sheryl loves and enjoys playing with her cat named Tiger.

Stacy Lane, Supervisor 

Stacy Lane joined the Southeast Enterprises Family as a Supervisor, after a management role with a regional satellite company.  Like other supervisors, she oversees individuals, training them how to do new jobs as they are introduced and performs quality inspections of completed projects.

Stacy believes in the mentoring approach to her supervisory role, setting goals and then rewarding her staff with unique and different awards.  She may take an individual shopping, bowling and even a concert along with additional rewards in house.  She loves her job and wants to be able to improve the quality of life of those that she manages. 

She has been involved in her community as the Vice-president and Membership Director for her local PTA.  Today, she enjoys time with her family and friends and listening to music.  A fan of Alternative and Rock and Roll she will travel the country to enjoy one of her favorite bands.

Terri McReynolds, Production Floor manager / Production Supervisor 

Terri McReynolds as been working with Sheltered Workshops and individuals with disabilities since 1998.  Currently she is the Production Floor Manager and Production Supervisor at Southeast Enterprises.  She manages a staff of veteran supervisors and is responsible for the day-to-day production of the shop including directing trucks to unload raw products and custom configuring the workshop for the different job requirements. 

Terri continues to be involved in the South Kansas City and Grandview communities.  An alum of The Grandview and South Kansas City Chambers becoming a Graduate of the SKCCC Lead program.  She continues to give back to the community by volunteering with the Grandview Assistance Program or GAP, helping those in need. 

In her spare time, she enjoys Outdoor activities like camping fishing, touring the National Parks, and working the Family Food truck.

Lisa Mabrey, Utility Supervisor 

Lisa Mabrey is the Southeast Enterprises Utility Supervisor. Like a utility player in Sports, she is one of the most important people at Southeast due to her ability to work in all aspects of the organization.  She can fill in at a moment’s notice for any role presented.  One day she may work on material handling, receiving, and shipping and then work with individuals and staff on time studies to comply with government regulations. Her cross-training makes her an important asset to the company. 

Lisa learned her supervision skills and the importance of being cross trained from time spent in the Retail Grocery arena.  Working with the Point of Sale systems, the front of the store and many specialty departments, she saw the value in knowing much about how the store ran, and she now uses this experience to help our organization.

In her spare time Lisa enjoys working with her hands doing arts and crafts and spending time in the outdoors fishing.  We are proud to have her here at Southeast.

 


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