Our Team

Cranium Kids is run by Natalee Ridenhour (Operations Manager) and Kim Orsak (Dallas Regional Director). We both have a passion for kids and strive to provide a quality learning experience. Our company purpose is to expand the minds of every student through technology in a fun and exciting format. Cranium Kids is presently in dozens of cities in the Dallas-Metro area, and expanding every day. We have had the privilege of working with the DISD (Dallas Independent School District) and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

We are so blessed to have each of them representing Cranium Kids. We look forward to continued success in Texas and will soon be exanding to other states.

Natalee Ridenhour

Operations Manager for Cranium Kids

 

Started in 2004

 

About Natalee

I am originally from Washington state and have lived in many spots around the US.  I settled in the Dallas area in 2003 and have loved it.  I am married and blessed to have one child of my own and a devoted foster mom to two others.  I live in the country surrounded by dogs, donkeys, horses, and other animals and consider myself incredibly blessed.  I love to garden, play with my children and animals, and travel.

 

Favorite Quote

"Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education."                            -Martin Luther King Jr.

Ms. Kim

Regional Director for Texas

 

Joined Cranium Kids

August 2004

 

About Kim

I have been happily married for almost 40 years.  I have two grown sons and two wonderful grandsons.  I live in McKinney and travel throughout the Dallas area working with schools and teachers. I am a graduate of Olivet College in Illinois.  I have over 20 years of teaching experience and worked in corporate america for over 20 years as well. 

 

Favorite Quote

"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism" - Colleen Wilcox

Ms. Stephanie

Cranium Kids Teacher Lewisville

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2008

 

Favorite Quote

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr Suess

Ms Humera

Cranium Kids Teacher Frisco

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2013

 

About

I live in Frisco and have been married to a wonderful person for 26 years.  I have 2 beautiful kids, Sidrah and Firas.  I have been with Cranium Kids for 3 years and love working with children.

Ms. Tamika

Cranium Kids Teacher Dallas/Plano

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2017

 

About

 Ms Tamika is originally from Southern California, and has been living in Dallas since 2012.  She attended CSU San Bernardino majoring in English with an emphasis in Journalism.  She enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.

 

Favorite Quote

"Just keep swimming." -Dory

 

Ms Dena

Cranium Kids Teacher in Rockwall/Royse City/Forney, TX

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2017

 

About Dena

 

 

Favorite Quote

"Education is not received it is achieved."    -unknown



Ms Penni

Cranium Kids Teacher in Fate, Wylie, Sachse

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2015

 

About Penni

 

 

Favorite Quote

 



Ms Lorra

Cranium Kids Teacher in Rockwall/Royse City/Forney, TX

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2012

 

About Lorra

Ms. Lorra lives in Forney, texas and has been happily married to her husband Harold for 21 years.  They have a sone, Harrison who is in Junior High School.  Lorra has a degree in Interior Design and does a couple of projects each year.  She loves gardening, flea markets, and playing the ukulele.

 

Favorite Quote

"Education is not receibed it is achieved."    -unknown



Ms Marie

Cranium Kids Teacher in Coppell, Irving, Dallas

 

Joined Cranium Kids

2016

 

About Marie

Marie lives in Dallas Texas.  She has been married to her husband Tony for 21 years and has two beautiful children.  Ms Marie loves baseball and spending time with her family.

 

Favorite Quote

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."

-BB King