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Read to Rebound is currently gathering stories for Volume 3!

Kelly Welser

Founder & President of Read To Rebound. Kelly has lived in the Erie area all her life. Presently, she lives with her husband and two children in McKean, PA.  Her passion for writing and a chance encounter with a troubled woman was the foundation for the creation of Read To Rebound.  In addition to this non-profit, Kelly also owns Erie Pest Control with her husband, Doug, and Annette’s Kitchen with her sister and her niece.

Jim Wertz

Jim Wertz is the Owner and Creative Director of Incline Media.  He is also member of the faculty in the Department of Communications and Media Studies at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  He is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and The American University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Master of Arts degree in American History.

Misty O'Connor


Misty O'Connor, President of Point, Click, Learn, has both education and business experience,giving her an edge in the computer training and consulting industry.  Misty has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, a Masters in English, and 20 years of computer technology experience.



Elise Graham

Elise Graham grew up in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from General McLane High School and attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Reading.  Upon graduation, Elise relocated to teach 2nd grade in North East, Maryland for six years before returning to Pennsylvania.  She is currently a kindergarten teacher at Iroquois Elementary and was previously a Reading Specialist for the Erie School District.

Danny Jones

Danny Jones is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania where he resides with his wife Angela. He has been employed with the Erie School District since 1992. In his current Capacity as coordinator of Student Assistance programs he is responsible for the coordination of non academic student support services. This includes the homeless students initiative, mental health and behavioral health specialists, per mediation & bully prevention programs.

Makenzie O’Connor

Makenzie O’Connor is our student liaison.  She is currently a student in the General McLane School District, and she keeps us connected to the interests of the youth.

Courtney Soder

Courtney Soder is a 2007 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she received her bachelors degree in print journalism. Prior to her education at Edinboro University, Courtney attended Villa Maria Academy in Erie where she graduated in 2003. Courtney has volunteered her time as an assistant Girl Scout leader for the past four years in the Wattsburg School District.