Our Advisory Board consists of top-tier experts in the fields of psychology, education, policymaking, and social justice. These people are generous volunteers and community leaders who are dedicated to helping us realize an impactful feature documentary.

Edward Amend

Edward Amend, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist,
The Amend Group

Kate Bachtel

Kate Bachtel, Ed.D.

SoulSpark Learning and Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

D'Lana Barbay

D'Lana Barbay, M.Ed.

President, Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)

Susan Baum

Susan Baum, Ph.D.

Director, 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy


Maratea Cantarella

Executive Director at Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy

Jaime Castellano

Jaime Castellano, Ed.D., M.A., M.S.

Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Department of Exceptional Student Education; Assistant Director, Luciano Martinez Child Development Center; National Trainer, Presenter, Coach

Kristina Henry Collins

Kristina Henry Collins, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Talent Development, Texas State University

Lacy Compton

Lacy Compton, M.A.

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Education and Communications Manager

Kathleen Crombie

Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.

Founder, In Order To...Organize, LLC; Mental Health Specialist, Summit Center

Austina De Bonte

Austina De Bonte

President, Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA)


Ken Dickson, M.Ed.

Specialist, Gifted/Talented/Learning Disabled at Baltimore County Public Schools

Terry Filipowicz

Terry Filipowicz, M.A.

VP of Communication and Production, Great Potential Press; Creative Director and Founder, Sip and Go; Pima Community College Adjunct Faculty


Barry Gelston, M.Ed.

Principal of Mr. Gelston's One Room Schoolhouse, President of Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

Joanna Haase

Joanna Haase, Ph.D., MFT

Psychotherapist; California Gifted Network, Gifted Research and Outreach


Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed., ET/P

Educational Therapist/Professional; GATE Consultant

Leslie Hosey

Leslie Hosey, Ph.D.

Lower School Director, School and Clinical Psychologist; The Roeper School


Kiesa Kay, BSJ, MA, ACFI

Author, Uniquely Gifted


Carolyn Kottmeyer

Founder & Director of Hoagies’ Gifted, Inc.

Heidi Molbak

Heidi Molbak, M.S.

Head of Schools, FlexSchool

Amir Nathoo

Amir Nathoo

Co-Founder and CEO, Outschool

Jonathan Plucker

Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D.

Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development, Johns Hopkins University

Paula Prober

Paula Prober, M.S., M.Ed.



Felicity Ross

Gifted Lead Teacher at Frances Scott Key Elementary/Middle School

Amber Siler

Amber Siler, M.A., Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Bravely Blooming, LLC

Julie Skolnick

Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D.

Founder, With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC


Gordon Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor, Gifted Counseling and Coaching


Melissa Sornik

Co-Founder and President of Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy, Inc.


Celi Trépanier, M.Ed.

Author and Editorial Director for the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Board of Directors


Paulina van Eeden Hill, CAE

Executive Director, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented