Rev. Spencer Swain, Executive Director.

Spencer is Cofounder and leads Families First with a genuine concern for people. His commitment to protect the welfare and increase the quality of life for families is evidenced by over 12 years of progressively responsible leadership roles with young children and families, and as a parent himself. He has a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Counseling from Erskine Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in entrepreneurship from the University of South Carolina. Spencer also has his Early Childhood Education Administration degree.

Aurora Swain, Director of Operations

Aurora supervises all programs and implements new program initiatives, overseeing evaluation efforts and model fidelity. Aurora is the leading advocate for Hispanics in Cabarrus County, has multiple certifications and experience for over 12 years implementing evidenced-based programs. Aurora has a B.S. in Systems & Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Marketing from ITESM (Monterrey Tech), Monterrey, Mexico



Kathy Thomas 

Marina Freeman 

Aracely Ramirez


Kim Fagade, Lead Teacher

Sequita Steele, Lead Teacher

Jannet Sandoval, Teacher Assistant  

Maria Rizza, Teacher Assistant  

Brenda Jaime-Morales, Teacher Assistant