Meet Our Volunteers

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life! With more than 400 serving last year, no one story will be the same. Here is just a sample of some of the amazing individuals who work tirelessly to build brighter futures for our children.

Brentt Tumey

Brentt's passion for helping children comes from many reasons. Becoming a CASA was an eye-opening experience for him, and it has led him to dedicate a lot of his time to serving and advocating for children.

“I’m a construction guy, and I think way more people need to know about CASA. If you ever get a bad case, I don’t know how that doesn’t change your world, to know that stuff goes on daily by the tens of thousands.”- Brentt Tumey Read More

Cindy Rauth

It’s hard not to wonder how someone like Cindy Rauth can manage all the different roles she plays in her life. She is respectively a parent, an educator, a student, a caretaker, and a working professional. The seemingly immense responsibilities Cindy has would be a lot for anyone—and she does have her limits, but she is drawn to helping others and is motivated by the love she has for the people around her.
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Rachel Jardot

Having previous experience working with children, Rachel always knew she had a heart for helping kids. That’s why seven years ago she became a CASA volunteer, and has loved it ever since.

“This is a pretty small way that you can make a huge impact on a child that's hurting. Don't be afraid of the time it's going to take; it won't take as much as you think and it's worth the time that it does take.” - Rachel Jardot Read More

Vanessa Sanchez

Vanessa has always wanted to make a major impact by volunteering. Her background in child development and psychology and her life experiences, Vanessa is well equipped to handle just about any situation. She recently found a home here at CASA where she is able to make the impact she's been looking for. Read More

Courtney Lindsay

Courtney is someone that likes to see the impact she's making. She knows from her own experience just how powerful consistent effort can be for a child. She sees her own efforts as a CASA volunteer as helping the underdogs; kids that have far fewer choices in their lives, and she sees the potential in each child, just as someone saw in her. Read More

Marius de Waal and Elise de Waal

Elise & Marius de Waal

Believe it or not, it was a bumper sticker that originally inspired Elise de Waal to learn more about CASA. After keeping CASA in the back of her mind for two years, she was ready to begin volunteer training. Luckily for us, she sold her husband Marius on the idea as well. Read More

Becky Richards

According to Becky Richards, she has always been advocating for children. She may not have always been heard, but she was constantly fighting for those who didn’t have a voice. With a career in preschool and special education, Becky knew her advocacy wouldn’t end when she left the public school system and heard of CASA through a colleague who had adopted twins. When she retired, Becky knew just what was next. Read More

Volunteer Emily Bost

Emily Bost

Emily Bost may be small in stature, but she has one of the biggest hearts out there. Spend an hour with her and you will see the love in her heart shine through. Luckily for CASA of Northwest Arkansas, she found room in that heart to speak up for the children who need us the most. Read More

Volunteer Joe Bebout

Joe Bebout

Though he says some moments are more challenging than others, Joe knows being a CASA is worth it when he sees his kids succeed in school or in their jobs. With each twist and turn, he takes life as it comes and does what he can to be a mentor and helper to his teens. Read More