Our Team


The Brave Butterfly's volunteer team is passionate and dedicated to the success of our organization and the people we serve.



Tami Franklin ~ Founder, President, and Board Member 2017 to present

Clever, Missouri


Tami is an action-oriented individual with a passionate call to the well-being of humanity. She is an experienced dance instructor and small business owner with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Guided by her anthropological perspective, ethical leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit she is determined to joyfully spend her life in public service and community development.



James Lindon ~ Board Member 2017 - 2020 FOREVER A BRAVE BUTTERFLY ~ IN LOVING MEMORY

Stillwater, Oklahoma


James is retired from a 35-year career with the United States Postal Service. He enjoys spending time with his family and eight grandchildren while also enjoing bird-watching, target shooting and exploring locally with his wife Paula.



Darren Cagle ~ Board Member 2020 - 2022

My Painter

Tulsa, Oklahoma





Anne Gibson ~ Board Member 2020 - 2022

Ozark, Missouri 


Anne has enjoyed various experiences helping nonprofits, one of which, was volunteering with Operation Underground Railroad for combating child sex trafficking. She attended UH and MSU for Psychology (specializing in forensic psychology). Anne's love of dance started at a very young age and she had the opportunity to teach, and choreograph to children and adults for several years. During which time she became a director of a studio in SLC, UT. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 kids and her husband.





Michele Breshears ~ Board Member 2020 - 2022

Springfield, Missouri




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