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. Claire will be serving in a new capacity as Reaching Higher works to expand upon its Child Advocacy Resources to connect the Church to local needs, beginning with the technology platform called CarePortal. Learn more here!

Claire Hall, Child Resource Advocate

Jake Pitts

Meadow House Site Leader

Jake as worked with Reaching Higher for over 3 years. He is the Student Ministry Coordinator at Tulare Community Church and owns JP Lawn Maintenance where he likes to teach students that have graduated out of Reaching Higher about business and how to work as if working for the Lord. Jake's favorite part about Reaching Higher is seeing students come to know the Lord and see God at work in their life.

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!).

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.

Coral League

Tulare 1st AG Support Staff

Coral has worked with Reaching Higher for 1.5 years. Currently, Coral is going to school to become an elementary school teacher. She loves building unique relationships with every student at Reaching Higher and the opportunity to help kids in the community with school and learn about God. In Coral's free time she loves to draw, bake, and be with her friends and family. 

Jake Bosma

Ag Industry 

Tulare Community Church

Willard Epps

Retired Tulare Fire Chief

Living Christ Church

Mario Flores

Community Director for Lighthouse Rescue Mission & Church Planter

Tulare Community Church

Greg Peterson 

Family Life Pastor

Sunrise Community Church

Steve Beasly

Protective Services Teacher, Campus Life Mentor (Alpine Vista)

& Retired Corrections Officer

Visalia First Assembly

Brandon Dykstra


Tulare Community Church

Meet our Board


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Introducing true hope to all kids. 


(559) 686-8576


1820 Gem St.

Tulare, CA


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