Meet the SEC Staff 

Myrle Westlund
Founder, Current CFO
BA in Math, Middlebury College, VT
MA in Christian Education, Fuller Seminary, CA

The Soaring Eagle Center is the passion of my life after Jesus and my family. God has been faithful to grow our programs and use us to meet the needs of many families in southern Dallas and northern Ellis counties for the past fourteen years. My favorite part of all that we do is the community we are building between our adults and their families. When I am at the day program and I hear the laughter, talking, and fun our adults are having, my heart over flows with gratitude for all that God has done.

I have been with the Soaring Eagle Organization since my son started playing basketball with their special Olympics team in 2001. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to get to work at SEC, with the wonderful staff. I especially love the fact that I get to work with such an amazing group of young adults. 

Brenda Gaines


Michele Thomas

Executive Director

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Stephen F. Austin State University

I serve people at the Soaring Eagle Center to fulfill my calling to, "Open my mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:9  

Linda Smith


Bachelors of Science in Business 

Southeastern Louisiana University

I have been working here since June. What I love most about my job is interacting with the adults. They are so much fun. 

Heaven Luna

Day Program Director

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

with a minor in Psychology

Dallas Baptist University

I began working for the Soaring Eagle Center August of 2016. I didn't know then that my life would be changed because of the people I get to serve. I love seeing the beauty of God through His people daily. Working here is a blessing, and I have the opportunity to really be the hands and feet of the Lord. Daily I learn and experience grace and love on a whole new level. 

Semper Thomas


Working at the SEC is such a privilege! I enjoy hanging out with the associates and getting to teach them. There is so much to learn about life and I'm delighted to be learning from these individuales

Brittney Wooten


Roxana West

Director of Providershp

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