Our Team.

Meet the team behind the development of Soar Creative Studios.

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Christine Hale

Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Originally from Tennessee, Wy Sims is a witty, courageous, and hardworking administrative professional. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Also, Wy has a master’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management from LIM College. She has seven years of experience in strategic leadership, event coordination, and digital marketing in the beauty and fashion industry. Over the years, Wy has committed herself to continually developing, employing, and overseeing programming and training focused on the success of underrepresented urban communities. Wy welcomed opportunities to empower the next generation to achieve their full potential by holding them accountable to their goals/aspirations, offering helpful advice, and being present when needed. For fun, Wy enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

 

Wy’s Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Wykeesha Sims

Assistant General Manager

Wykeesha Sims

Assistant General Manager

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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With a bachelor's degree and over a quarter-century of photography experience, Michael first came to Soar as a tenant renting out studio space. He liked it here so much that he became the interim General Manager before transitioning to Facilities Manager and Media Creation. Michael wears many hats, including event photographer, handyman, janitor, equipment jockey, and dog wrangler. Michael's current obsessions include cycling, Twenty-One Pilots, and training for a marathon.

Michael Schulze

Facilities Manager

Wykeesha Sims

Facilities Manager

Assistant General Manager

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Jordann began her career as an aerialist in 2006 in NYC and had been flying high ever since!  She has performed in theatrical productions, music and arts festivals, circus tents, weddings, fashion shows, and concert events around the US and internationally. In addition, she has created genre-bending productions, including Shapeshifter Circus.  Jordann specializes in the vertical apparatuses of Silks and Rope and loves exploring creative movement pathways and dynamic momentum techniques. She has been a guest instructor at many studios around the country and is honored to be part of the Soar FlightPass team! Jordann is based in Austin, TX, and runs The Concord aerial training and performance space in Los Angeles, California.

Jordann Baker

Reservations Team Lead

Reservations Team Lead

Wykeesha Sims

Assistant General Manager

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Diana Gonzalez

FlightPass Team Member

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Albert Wash

FlightPass Team Member

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Zetra was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Point park university with her major in Theatre Arts and her minor in Entrepreneurship Business. She is an actress, singer, playwright, Director, and Co-founder of Helianthus Annuus Theatre Company. "As an artist it's not easy finding affordable space to have events, host master classes, rehearsals, etc. Thats why I have so much respect for Soar."

 

Zetra Goodlow

General Manager

Zetra Goodlow

General Manager

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Sydney was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Denton, Texas in 2015 to begin her education at the University of North Texas. Six years later she returned to her hometown with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Journalism and a public relations certification from her alma mater. She is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Society of Amercia.

Sydney has seven years of experience in journalism, having been published in the Denton-Record Chronicle, Denton Live, Artist Uprising Magazine, The North Texan, and even had some of her video footage used for People Magazine. Her passion lies in arts and culture and enjoys immersing herself in the lives of artists. Sydney's lifetime goal is to become an art collector and develop her photography and crafting skills outside of Soar. 

Sydney's favorite quote: "Nothing is true, everything is permitted."

Sydney Cooper

Director of PR & FlightPass Team Lead

Sydney Cooper

Director of PR & FlightPass Team Lead

Director of PR & FlightPass Team Lead

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Carol Schulze

Finanace Manager

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Eliza Gaston

Eliza started training Lyra and fabric at Phoenix Dance Studio five years ago. Since then, she has gone on to complete years one and two of the ProTrack programs at the New England Center for Circus Arts, where she majored in Lyra and minored in flying trapeze. While at NECCA she got to explore lots of different apparatuses and work on her flexibility and tumbling training. She loves to share her passion for circus with her students and watch them grow and reach their goals. She has taught at studios all over Dallas and now teaches at the New England Center For Circus Arts while pursuing her performing career!

 

Mindbody Team Lead

Eliza Gaston

Eliza Gaston

MindBody Team Lead

Founder & CEO

General Manager

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Stacey Owens

FlightPass Team Member

Founder & CEO

General Manager