Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “Cook”) is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc. She has impacted thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. Kathy is the author of several books, including Screens and Teens, 8 Great Smarts, and Resilient Kids. She earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. Kathy was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. Dr. Koch has loved Jesus for many years, and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.
Ryan Dobson is a public speaker, author, and podcaster. He has combined his natural abilities for public speaking to engage and challenge parents and families in every stage of their lives. He is the product of successful parenting, having lived a public life as the son of America’s foremost authority on childrearing, the author and radio host, Dr. James Dobson. Ryan launched his own radio broadcast as a young adult with the purpose of building passion and identity in people of faith. He then helped his dad found the radio broadcast ministry, Family Talk, in 2010. In 2016, Ryan left Family Talk to begin Rebel Parenting, a digital ministry which he runs with his wife, Laura. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and have one son and one daughter.