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The 2021 WRTS Photo Album – Another ROCKIN’ Year

February 7, 2022 | In: Why We Rock

Another ROCKIN’ year is officially in the books for We Rock the Spectrum! With so many wonderful, memorable moments, we are excited to look back and share with our We Rockers some of our favorites from the 2021 WRTS Photo Album.

ROCKIN’ Moments

WRTS 11 Years

We turned 11 in September 2021! Watch the highlight video here.

Dina Kimmel LA Parent

CEO & Founder, Dina Kimmel, was featured in L.A. Parent for her leadership and impact in special needs communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The West Coast Corporate team attended the Mindbody BOLD Conference in San Diego. Our non-profit, My Brother Rocks the Spectrum, was selected as the featured charity and was honored with a $5,000 donation.

Boca Raton 7 Years

East Coast Corporate location We Rock the Spectrum – Boca Raton celebrated 7 years of ROCKIN’!

We got some ROCKIN’ masks out to our franchise owners! 

The Universal Gift Card Program went into effect to make giving the gift of full inclusion even easier! 

Trey Wooton, owner of We Rock the Spectrum – Forest Hill, joined the Corporate Team as the newest member of our Audit & Compliance Team!

Dina joined Brian Altounian and Shawn Francise on the popular autism podcast, Just Two Dads, to share her story and to talk about how We Rock the Spectrum came to be the growing global franchise it is today.

Janelle Giacalone, daughter of COO, Gail Field, joined the Corporate team as an Assistant Community Manager!

We Rock on Wheels continued to offer families private sensory play experiences for communities as they continued to navigate the pandemic.

We reached the incredible milestone of 100 LOCATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE!

New Gyms & Owners

We Rock the Spectrum – Chicago – Palatine in Illinois re-opened under the new ownership of Allie Hamilton on January 23rd.

We Rock the Spectrum – Redondo Beach in California re-opened its doors under the new ownership of Stephanie Hazzard on February 5th. 

We Rock the Spectrum – Tucson in Arizona opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Destiny Wagner on February 6th.

We Rock the Spectrum – Wollongong in NSW, Australia opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Hellen and Shane Walton on March 20. 

We Rock the Spectrum – Davie in Florida re-opened under the new ownership of Rob and April Cunningham on May 4th.

We Rock the Spectrum – The Woodlands opened its door for the first time under the ownership of Taffta and Dustin Thornburgh on May 22.

We Rock the Spectrum – Edwardsville in Illinois re-opened its doors under the new ownership of Joey and Eric Spangler on June 6.

We Rock the Spectrum – North San Antonio in Texas opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Art and Melinda Garcia on June 26.

We Rock the Spectrum – Northeast Philly in Pennsylvania re-opened its doors under the new ownership of  Kelly McAllister on July 12th.

We Rock the Spectrum – Gaithersburg in Maryland opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Pam and Kristina Ackley on September 11th. Thanks to Pip Carty of our We Rock the Spectrum – Audubon for her support in training!

We Rock the Spectrum – Wellesley in Massachusetts opened for the first time under the ownership of Sherley Bryce and Melissa Defay on October 9th.

We Rock the Spectrum – Triad in North Carolina opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Jenny and Jason Grayer on December 11.

We Rock the Spectrum – South Orlando in Florida opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Andrea and Marcell Beasley on January 8th.

We Rock the Spectrum – Washington County in Wisconsin opened its doors for the first time under the ownership of Amy and Brian Kohl on January 8th.

We Rock the Spectrum – Fort Myers in Florida re-opened its doors under the new ownership of Colt & Ashley Green on January 29th.