In the center of Kids First’s lower level is ‘The Round Wall’-- a circular structure wrapped in photobiographies of the over 175 staff members from each of the many departments that make up Kids First Sports Center.
As you stroll around the wall and scan the bios, you’ll quickly notice our staff is a team of diverse talent from across the U.S. and beyond. Kids First employees hail from Maine to Oregon, Arizona to Massachusetts, Texas to Virginia, even Mexico and Ireland.
- What draws people from all points to Cincinnati to practice their craft of educating children?
- Why do Kids First employees drive from as far as Kentucky and Indiana to work each day?
We like to think it’s the Kids First Mission, “To develop happy, healthy, responsible children.”
We like to think it’s because they belong to an amazing team of personalities who specialize in “doing good things for kids.”
And, we like to think that in all the world, there’s no place like Kids First, not just for kids and families, but for employees as well.
Kids First is ALWAYS looking for exceptional people.
We diligently follow our 5 Hiring Mantras in our quest to employ the very best.
#1 - Hire the character, train the skill.
#2 - We shall go short staffed before we go poorly staffed.
#3 - Hire and promote from within.
#4 - When in doubt, do not hire.
#5 - When faced with people problems, act swiftly, seeking to do the greatest good for the greatest number.
At Kids First you can be assured, every Kids FIrst employee has been thoroughly interviewed, assessed, and trained in the Company values (The Kids First 24 Points)
You will ﬁnd no better educators, hospitality team and mentors anywhere!
How do you become one the Kids FIrst Team?
- Do you love kids?
- Are your personal values in alignment with the Kids First Mission?
- Is your approach to education one that helps “...kids love to learn”?
Submit an online application along with three letters of character reference to our Human Resources Deptartment.
Human Resources Department Leader
Laura Fewell lfewell@kidsﬁrstsports.com
With her husband Kevin, and three children, Laura has lived in Mason, OH since 1998. She ﬁrst became involved with Kids First through daughter Maggie (former TUmble Bee Instructor, Queen City team member and student in Patty Pille's dance program). Laura's son Tyler has worked as a camp counselor and the whole family has participated in Kids First special events, such as Sports Fair and Down's Syndrome Family Nights.
Laura is a graduate of Butler University with a B.S. in Accounting. In a 30+ year career, Laura has worked as a C.P.A. in public accounting and in several Controller positions. She has served Kids First Sports Center in this role since January of 2003.
Laura is involved as a volunteer with Mason High School's athletics and as a member of Grace Chapel in Mason. She has traveled to Mississippi and Monterrey, Mexico on Mission trips with Grace Chapel members through Back 2 Back Ministries.
A native Hoosier, Laura is an avid Indianapolis Colts fan and fully participates in Hoosier Hysteria, following her Butler Bulldogs and the IU Hoosiers. She also can be found cheering on the Mason Comet's Gymnastics and Track&Field teams.
Human Resources Dept. Leader
Lyndsey grew up in Batavia, OH and currently resides in Loveland, OH with her husband Paul.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. She played volleyball at MSJ for four years and earned several honors: three conference championships (2007, 2008, 2010), first team All-Conference (2009, 2010), HCAC Player of the Week (October 2009), Academic All-Conference (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), and was given both the HCAC Sportsmanship Award (2010) and Most Important Player Award (2010). She currently coaches Junior Olympic Volleyball for Mizuno Cincy Classics Volleyball Club and has coached high school volleyball as well.
Lyndsey assists Jeff, Steve and Laura in the executive office, including payroll, accounting, and human resource duties.