Meet The Team

Andreya Williams

Program Director

Dr. Andreya M. Williams, an accomplished educator and researcher, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Williams has worked in education throughout her professional career, including both K-12 and higher education.

Prior to joining Tulsa Service Year, Andreya worked at the University of Tulsa as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Her impactful research has been presented at prominent international and national conferences, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Williams has authored significant book chapters and articles, contributing to a range of topics within higher education and student affairs. Her extensive contributions to education and research are underscored by her expertise in talent development and innovation.

Under her leadership, Tulsa Service Year has nationally recruited and onboarded fellows from prestigious universities to fill knowledge-economy roles across Tulsa in various areas, including social impact, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and education, within non-profit and governmental organizations. The program is rapidly gaining national prominence, driving its growth and making a lasting impact on both the community and the students it serves.

In her leisure, she enjoys exploring the world, stumbling into cute reading nooks, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Becky Kurtz

Operations Manager

Becky Kurtz is a dedicated and detail-oriented mother of 3, who is driven by passionate people, the ability to affect change, and the power of positivity. Becky and her family moved to Tulsa in 2018 from Pittsburgh, PA; and she joined the Tulsa Service Year team as Program Coordinator in December of 2021.

Before joining the TSY team, Becky worked for three years with Edward Jones managing offices in both Pittsburgh, PA and Sapulpa, OK. At Edward Jones, Becky maintained and created relationships with clients and the local community, and managed the day-to-day operations of the office. Prior to working at Edward Jones, Becky worked for a private physical therapy practice for 7 years working her way from the front desk at one clinic to Director of Business Relations for the practice, which included 10 offices in 3 counties.

Becky is passionate about public education, and served for 6 years as a Board Member and Administrative Coordinator for the Woodland Hills Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA, which serves the Woodland Hills School District. She currently serves on the Board of her children’s elementary school PTA.

Becky holds a B.A. in Communication Arts with a concentration in journalism from Gannon University in Erie, PA. She enjoys baking, running, a good dance party, and spending time with friends and family.

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Tim Gowin

Experience Manager

Tim is originally from Southern California, but has called Tulsa home for the past 15 years. He has 20 years of non-profit experience including 12 years in the Tulsa community serving at Youth Services of Tulsa, Emergency Infant Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Tim is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) and is married to his lovely wife, Heather of 22 years. They have a son, CJ (17), and a daughter, Kaylee (11).

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Lauren Scott

Event Coordinator

Lauren Scott is an upbeat and creative Tulsa lifer. She graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She loves helping those around her and finding new ways to make people laugh. Her love of dogs and helping others led to her starting her own house-sitting business when she was 16 and now has almost 30 clients in the Tulsa area.

Lauren discovered her love for event planning when she threw fundraisers for mission trips at her church in high school. She loved watching people have fun while raising money toward dreams that they never thought they would accomplish. Before joining Tulsa Service Year, she worked at Glass Chapel Broken Arrow and the Tulsa Police Foundation as an event planner.

She hopes to one day start her own non-profit that helps people use their skill sets to raise money toward their dreams.

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