Meet the Owners!
Welcome to We Rock the Spectrum Greenville! Kimberly & Christopher Tolbert are the proud owners and are excited to bring a We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym to the Greenville/Spartanburg community!
As the parents of two children, Chris Jr. and Kaleb, the Tolbert’s know the importance of instilling love, kindness, respect, confidence, and self-worth in their children. These are the same principles they plan to carry over to their gym.
Kimberly has been an educator for nearly 25 years and has a Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management, as well as a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She has teacher certifications in Special Education/Multicategorical and Early Childhood Education. Kimberly has taught special needs children from PreK-3 through 8th grade, served as a university supervisor, taught early childhood classes on a collegiate level, and is a certified Early Childcare Trainer.
Christopher has a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Counseling. He has spent the last 19 years in marketing and sales roles that have consisted of senior management sales, human resources, and training for a major tire company. Christopher has numerous credentials and certifications in business management, diversity, collaboration, and corporate business practices. He has also served on several community boards over the years.
With their combined backgrounds in education and business, Kimberly and Christopher have brought a vibrant and inclusive gym complete with swings, arts & crafts, reading area, fine and gross motor manipulatives, social skill classes, mini camps, and special activities. As We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym owners, their goal is to provide a safe place for children of ALL abilities to play with purpose!
Our Gym Includes:
- Suspended equipment with swings – for balance and vestibular treatment
- Crash mats and crash pillows – for fun, motor planning, and strength
- Zip line – for stress release and joint and body relaxation
- Trampoline – for building leg and core strength
- Indoor play structure – for climbing and increasing playground skills
- Sensory-based toys – for improved auditory processing and fine motor skills
- Fine Motor and Arts and Crafts Area – for improved hand-eye coordination
Meet Our Staff
"Cheryl has a passion for children, with over 20 years of experience as a former speech therapist"
"Ebony mentors children, enjoys working and helping children, and pays it forward by going on mission trips and helping others. "
"Garrett has experience working as a cashier and will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall"
"She has 14 years of experience as a special education teacher and loves working with children of all ages"
"Lauryn is a recent high school graduate with a passion for cheerleading and mentoring young people"
"Some of her hobbies include horseback riding, lacrosse, and bike riding. She also loves to babysit and play with children. "
"Mariana loves cheerleading, singing, dancing, acting, eating, and hanging out with her younger brother while babysitting him."
"Sha'Maria loves taking road trips and caring for the elderly. She will be attending Winthrop University in the fall."
"Ivy is a former special education teacher with 10 years of experience as a teacher, ABA therapist, and early childcare teacher"
"Melanie received her BS degree in Special Education from Converse College and has a heart for working with children on the spectrum."
Summer Camp Manager