Meet the Seis Puentes team.
Our staff and board consist of people from all walks of life, from medical professionals to city activists. These are the people who make it all possible.
Raul is a native of North Little Rock and graduate of Catholic High School for Boys. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he received his degree in Journalism. While at UALR, Raul interned for FM 89.1 KUAR, where he focused on sharing the stories of the everyday lives of Latinx and LGBTQ+ Arkansans. While working at The Rogers Photo Archive, Raul worked diligently on creating a Digital scrapbook of America’s History and auctioned vintage photography and sports memorabilia.
Raul has also proudly worked as a caregiver to three wonderful little boys and has worked at countless restaurants and bars, where he learned to related to just about everyone. He is very proud of who, what, and where he comes from and believes its most important to take care of the people who take care of you – cuida a los que to cuidan.
Adult Education Teacher, North Little Rock School District
A resident of Sherwood, Audrey Moore is originally from the small town of Malvern, Arkansas. A wife and mother, Audrey enjoys spending time outside with her family – hiking, swimming, and exploring the beautiful Arkansas state parks.
Early on in her teaching career, Audrey had ELL students in her class. She saw firsthand how they struggled to learn the content and the English language simultaneously. That experience inspired her to earn an ESL certification and her M.S.E. in advanced instructional studies with an ESL emphasis from Henderson State University.
- Graduate of the University of Central Arkansas
- 16 years teaching at the North Little Rock School District – elementary, secondary, and adult students
Adult Education Teacher, North Little Rock School District
Mrs. Lisa Harrison is a Native Texan who moved to Little Rock with her husband in 2000. She went to college in West Texas and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She received her Masters in Education from Harding University.
Currently, she is a dedicated teacher and a passionate advocate for the ESL students and families at the NLRMS 7/8 grade campus.
She and her husband have two children-one daughter and one son-both in high school. She has two rescued shelter dogs.
- An elementary teacher since 1997 & a teacher at North Little Rock School District since 2016
- Volunteer at the Arkansas Food Bank and the Quapaw Quarter Association of Historical Homes
Hal Wofford Hutchison
Administrator, UA-Little Rock (Retired)
10th Grade Student, Pulaski Academy
Meet our board.
Private Practice Attorney since 1997
Currently serving on the Arkansas Supreme Court Child Support Committee
Passionate about equity in the local community, cooking, and spending time with friends
Born in Puerto Rico
Retired Registered Pharmacist
Serves on the board for the Patrick Hays Senior Citizens Center in NLR
Enjoys time outside with her family, from gardening and cooking to traveling
Native of Jacksonville, Arkansas and a graduate of Mount Saint Mary Academy
Graduate of UAMS College of Nursing and is former Registered Nurse
Currently a shareholder at Gwatney Chevrolet
Her most important job title is being “mom” to three children and she looks forward to working with the Latinx community in Central Arkansas where she can apply her knowledge of healthcare. A mantra that Chase lives by is “little by little, the bird builds its nest”.
Born in Brownsville, TX after his parents immigrated from Mexico
Studied Political Science at UALR
Director of Business Inclusion at the North Little Rock Chamber
Passionate about travel having visited 22 countries
Native of Friendship, Arkansas
During her financial career, she worked with some of the biggest names in the state, from Weyerhaeuser to Stephens Inc.
Awarded numerous accolades including 2009 Arkansas Democratic Woman of the Year and the Governor's Volunteer Award
Member of the NAACP and the League of Latin American Citizens
Immigrated to the United States in the '90s
A true community organizer with numerous years of experience, focusing on immigration and education issues
Founder and coordinator of the non-profit dance group where students to learn about Mexican heritage through dance and music
State of Arkansas Bilingual interpreter credential in Education
Director of Communications for the City of North Little Rock
Served 20 years as the Communications Specialist in the NLR School District
Passionate about workforce development in NLR
Enjoys riding a Harley and doting on her daughters and granddaughter
20+ year career in corporate finance
Has served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of Seis Puentes for 12 years. In 2015, Will founded the Latino Art Project
Will also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Arts Council (Governor appointed), ACANSA Arts Festival of the South, and Ballet Arkansas
Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Argenta Community Theater
Co Founder and Chair of Butterfly Community Ministries/Seis Puentes
Chairman Democratic Party of Arkansas (2012-2017)
Founder and CEO Family Entertainment Superstores, Inc (1984-2002)
Asst. Secretary of State of Arkansas (1980-1985)
Dr. Terry Richard
Dr. Terry “El Guapo” Richard is Professor Emeritus in Sociology
Served 35 years with the UALR in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, with nine of those years as chairperson of the University of Little Rock
Arrived in Arkansas as a Comtian missionary sociologist to preach to the educationally challenged students within the state of Arkansas
Published a variety of articles on topics such as thanatology, race and ethnic relations, teaching sociology, and third world development trends.
Received a Ph.D. in Sociology (minor in anthropology) from North Texas University, and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the UT- Austin
Actively involved with the League of United Latin American Citizens and various race relations boards in the state of Arkansas
Terry is a world traveler, having lived for extended periods in Mexico, France, and Guatemala, and he speaks several languages. His hobbies include tennis, golf, and occasional forays to the Tunica casinos to support the Mississippi economy.
Business Development and Marketing Officer at First Security Bank since 2017
Worked for The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce for 11 years, and worked in marketing at ALLTEL for 14 years
Kenda has been married to her husband, Steve Shields, for 10 years, and has two dogs that are spoiled rotten. She also has two children; Madison (26), an RN at Children’s Hospital, and Hayden (23), who works in North Little Rock for Keeling Company
They enjoy spending time with their families, traveling, and enjoying the natural state of Arkansas, but the beach is one of her favorite places to travel
Loves that Seis Puentes offers free educational programs for the LatinX community
Kayci works as the Grants Manager for the City of North Little Rock. This position allows her to assist many departments within our municipal government in applying for and administering grant funds to benefit the city of North Little Rock
Has a diverse employment background that includes adult probation, law enforcement accreditation, and finance
Love spending time with her family, hiking and kayaking when she gets the chance!
Born in Venezuela
Communication Manager at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Love volunteer work and everything that Seis Puentes does for the Latino Community
Originally from Wauchula, Florida
Director of Tourism Development for North Little Rock Tourism
Member of North Little Rock Junior League and Skal Arkansas
I love being a part of an organization that is about giving and supporting pockets of our community that are often overlooked or stigmatized and I love that Seis Puentes is a safe space for the Hispanic/Latino community to come together - I want to be a part of that change!
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia
Bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in International Business
Community Development for TruService Community FCU
I enjoy helping the Hispanic community improve their personal and business finance and I am proud to be a part of Seis Puentes - an organization that helps the Hispanic Community providing accessible and culturally relevant resources for their wellbeing.