Serving the Mission of Hope
Meet the Noah's Bandage Project Team
Our mission is to end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope.
Scott and Deb Wilson, along with their 3 other children, Conner, Kailey and Natalie, carry on Noah’s Bandage Project. Their passion for NBP comes from the strength they saw in Noah during his battle. Noah never wavered; he never gave up. Noah’s heart was to help others, no matter what, and to bring hope to kids fighting cancer. It is in this spirit that Scott & Deb carry on their son’s project. Noah’s journey exposed them to the horrors of childhood cancer and the devastation that comes from the lack of funding and awareness. By carrying on Noah’s Bandage Project, the Wilson’s hope to give kids fighting cancer a chance at a life. As a day-job, Scott runs the Customer Success organization for Firemon, a network security software company based out of Overland Park, KS and Deb is the Executive Director of Noah’s Bandage Project.
Paul Long is a motivational speaker and consultant who has challenged the corporate landscape for over a decade while engaging audiences around the globe. Through his concept of “Fundamism,” infectious spirit and unique take on F.U.N. in the workplace, Paul has provided memorable experiences for countless engagements including but not limited to workshops, trade shows, keynotes and more. Motivated by Noah’s presence and love for life, Paul began his lifelong commitment to help find a cure for pediatric cancer through Noah’s Bandage Project.
Ryan Shreve is the Chief Financial Officer for Fishtech Group, LLC, a cyber security firm based in Kansas City, MO. Ryan oversees all of the company’s financial, human resources, and legal affairs. Ryan previously served as the CFO for FireMon, also founded by Gary Fish. Prior to his time in the cyber security industry, Ryan spent seven years with Garmin ultimately serving as their Corporate Controller. Ryan started his career as an auditor for the public accounting firm Ernst and Young in Kansas City.
Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds both a Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Truman State University. He resides in Olathe with his wife, Lauren, and two sons, Grant and Evan.
Ryan is passionate about the fight against pediatric cancer and is honored to continue Noah’s mission collecting fun badges for kids that need them.
Ed is a corporate attorney at Husch Blackwell and he focuses his practice primarily in the area of mergers and acquisitions, spending a significant amount of time working with private investment funds. He loves to get involved in the community and has been a part of the Centurions Leadership Program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, a long-time board member of Growing Futures Early Education Center (a Head Start program), a volunteer for PREP-KC and acts as a mentor for KU law school and business school students.
Ed and his wife Kristin have three kids, twin girls and a boy. Ed was inspired by Noah’s story, and his amazing heart and spirit, and is excited to be part of helping Noah’s Bandage Project fight pediatric cancer and bring hope and a little fun to those kids battling through this terrible disease.
Amanda Turk is the Director of Publicity for the 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals. Now in her sixth season with the Club, she handles the public relations for the business-side of the organization. This includes writing and distributing press releases and award nominations, handling media inquiries from television, radio, and print distributors, selecting and scheduling the Buck O’Neil Legacy and military tribute seats, and planning and executing the Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids in Kansas City and Surprise, AZ.
Originally from Orrville, Ohio, she received her undergraduate degree from Ashland University in Sport Communication and Business Administration. Immediately following college, she worked as a television sports producer and on-air talent for SportsTime Ohio in Cleveland for three years before moving to Kansas City to take an internship with the Royals. She received her Master’s Degree in Communication with an emphasis on Rhetoric from the University of Kansas last May.
Jen Fescoe is a Physical Education & Health teacher at an alternative high school in Mission, Kansas.
Jen knew from an early age that she wanted to Make An Impact. She started her career in education, but always had a passion for sports and helping others. While working at NC State, the Charlotte Bobcats, the St. Louis Blues, and the Kansas City Royals the passion to help others was fulfilled by working with local nonprofits. This led to becoming an Event Coordinator with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and learning how to raise funds for the needs of others.
Her husband Bob Fescoe (radio personality at 610sports) introduced the Wilson family to Jen and their two daughters Delaney & Caydee and the two families had an instant bond!
Jen was honored to be chosen by the Wilsons to serve on the board. Noah’s Bandage Project has provided her an outlet to continue to Make An Impact in our KC community!
Laurie is the Project Manager for a residential investment company in the Kansas City metro area. Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, she received her degree from Johnson County Community College and focused on raising her daughters, Katie and Olivia.
In 2015 Laurie began volunteering for Noah’s Bandage Project and immediately felt connected to their mission ‘to end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope.’ She is thankful that her daughters and her partner, Jeff, have joined her in volunteering and support her new endeavor as a board member. In her spare time Laurie enjoys watching Katie play softball, taking her girls to the theatre, watching Royals games, and traveling.
Craig Rookstool is the President and owner of AvidAir International in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Craig founded this aerospace company in 1991 and has since developed international product patents that allow him to uniquely serve the global civilian and military helicopter industry.
Craig and his wife, Lorie, reside in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and have two grown adult sons. The Rookstool family has enjoyed years of local church and student ministry, boating, hunting / sport shooting and fishing. They are involved in several local charities that serve our community. They seem to also enjoy Royals Baseball…. Craig possesses a pilot’s license with complex turbine and seaplane ratings and has plans to hopefully add a helicopter rating in retirement.
Keith Morice is a Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP specializing in financial statement audits and assurance services. Keith serves as the Diversity & Inclusiveness Leader for the Kansas City office, as well as the Community Engagement partner sponsor. Keith began with EY in 2001 after obtaining his Bachelors in accounting and Master of Accountancy from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Kansas and Missouri. Keith resides in Overland Park with his wife, Lindsay, and three kids, Will, Allie and Zach.
After running several bandage drives in his office and participating in multiple events benefiting Noah’s Bandage Project over the past few years, Keith is now honored to be able to contribute further by serving on the Board.
Jerry Kolich is Area Manager for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. He has been in the home loan business since 2004 with offices in Leawood, Shawnee, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Manhattan, KS and Springfield, MO. Jerry first met Scott (Noah’s Dad) at a Church retreat and they have been friends since. Jerry helped put on the very first golf tournament when Noah was originally diagnosed and has been involved with the project ever since.
Jerry was born and raised in Kansas City. He and his wife, Dana, live in Shawnee, KS with their four children Emma, Jake, Luke and Anna. Jerry loves to play golf when he is not working or with his family and bleeds Chiefs Red and Royal Blue.
My name is Abbie Connelly. I am native to Kansas City. I grew up in Raytown, MO, with my parents and four sisters. We are all very close and all still live in the area. I graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science-Nursing. During my time at MU I was involved with the Dance Marathon that benefited Children’s Miracle Network. After graduating, I had my son Dillon, he is almost 14
years old now!
The Why: I love being a part of Noah’s Bandage Project Board of Directors because children’s health is near and dear to my heart as a mother and a nurse. When I met Scott and Deb I couldn’t help but feel a connection and need to do more for our kids. I love the group that has been established and can’t believe how much has been accomplished since its inception with Noah just collecting colorful bandages in the toy tub.