Meet the Team
Liz Buechele (she/her)
Founder & Executive Director
With a professional background in the nonprofit industry, Liz feels very lucky to bring her personal experiences and professional expertise to The Smile Project.
Liz is passionate about youth empowerment and kindness. She enjoys writing, running, traveling, baking, and watching the dogs at the Union Square Dog Park in New York City.
Kristen Parry (she/her)
Contributing Creative and Program Manager
With a professional background in communication and public relations and personal experience with the power of choosing joy, Kristen feels honored and equipped to join The Smile Project and build out a program or two. Kristen is passionate about animal welfare and positivity. She enjoys traveling, dancing, cycling, and learning languages.
Jackie Schultz (she/her)
Contributing Graphic Designer
In addition to freelance design work for friends, weddings, and small businesses, Jackie works full time in the nonprofit design world. She previously performed as a PhotoPass Photographer for the Walt Disney World Resort and photography remains a hobby. Jackie hopes to continue expanding her knowledge on design and social media, and enjoys bright colors, iced coffee, and eating pizza on Tuesdays.