Meet our Team

Ty Davis is born and raised in Tulare. He attended school in Tulare before graduating from the College of the Sequoias with his A.A. He finished his B.S. in Communications at Arizona State University. His entire life has been dedicated to Christ, serving youth, and his community. Before Reaching Higher, he worked for four years with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias as a Unit Director both in Tulare and Visalia. Ty is an avid golfer, coaches football, and is a loving husband & father! 

Ty Davis, Executive Director


Claire Hall was born and raised in Michigan where she attended the University of Michigan and earned her B.A. in Elementary Education. After teaching 5th grade for a few years, she became the Children's Ministry Director at a church in Holland, MI while her husband went to seminary. Claire and her husband moved to Tulare in summer of 2020 for her husband to serve as a Pastor at Tulare Community Church. As Child Resource Advocate, Claire connects the Church to local needs of children and families impacted by child welfare and foster care. Learn more here!

Claire Hall, Child Resource Advocate


Jesselyn Perez

Meadow House Site Leader

Jesselyn has been working with Reaching Higher for 3 years. She is currently a student at Fresno State working toward a BA in sociology. Jesselyn would like to counsel students one day, so Reaching Higher has been a great opportunity for experience working with and building relationships with students. Jesselyn enjoys playing volleyball and teaching students how to play in her spare time.


Tammy Swanson

Tulare 1st AG Site Leader

Tammy has been working with Reaching Higher at Tulare 1st for 8 years. She finds joy in working with and teaching the students new things. And especially loves sharing the goodness of Jesus and the Bible with them. Tammy enjoys baking, sewing, quilting and hanging with your grandkids. You can also find her camping and riding motorcycles with her husband (but never driving one!).


Alyssa Azevedo

Meadow House Support Staff

This is Alyssa's first year on staff with Reaching Higher, but she has volunteered for close to 2 years. She is a senior at Mission Oak and will soon transfer to a 4-year university to major in animal science. Alyssa looks forward to learning about genetics and nutrition as she discerns her career path. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time and working with her two horses.


Brianna Beasley

Tulare 1st AG Support Staff

This is Brianna's first year with Reaching Higher. She attends COS and is working toward an A.A. in psychology. After, Brianna plans on transferring to a four year university to finish her degree. She hopes to be a family and marriage counselor in the future. In her free time, Brianna enjoys music and singing, as well as reading and traveling.


Jake Bosma

Ag Industry 

Tulare Community Church


Mario Flores

Community Director for Lighthouse Rescue Mission & Church Planter

Tulare Community Church


Steve Beasly

Protective Services Teacher, Campus Life Mentor (Alpine Vista)

& Retired Corrections Officer

Visalia First Assembly


Willard Epps

Retired Tulare Fire Chief

Living Christ Church


Greg Peterson 

Family Life Pastor

Sunrise Community Church

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Brandon Dykstra


Tulare Community Church


Brent Beck

Service Manager at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC

Meet our Board


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