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Meet the Sword of Joy Academy Team

We are all committed to Jesus, Creating, Business, Family and YOU!
Our team

Meet our team

Tina Joy Cochran
Founder - Your Coach
Tina Joy is an committed disciple of Jesus, experienced business coach, organizational development consultant and small business owner.

As your coach, Tina brings a depth of experience and a heart for your success.  Her gift for organization and strategy helps clients discover unique solutions to help them get unstuck and build businesses they love.
She is a published author, with MA degree in Human Resource Development and BA degree in Finance. She is also the founder of 501c3 non-profit organization. 

As an author, she shares her personal journey with heart and sincerity. Her books, Coming Home to Joy and  30 Days To Joy inspire and encourage readers. 

 A gifted speaker, she offers her blend of heart, humor and enthusiasm to inspire believers to strive to choose the best for themselves, their business and their families 

Tina is also the founder of Alpacas for Autism a 501c3 non profit focused on providing marketing and sales support to creative fiber artists living with autism.

A proud mother of three and grandmother of four she lives with her husband in Raytown, Missouri
Anthony Rodriguez
Operations Director
Anthony believes that "if you don't fight for what you want, you'll never get anything." 
He's a young man of strong conviction, faith and insight.  He is the inspiration for Alpacas for Autism and serves on the board of directors with mom, Tina Joy Cochran and step father, Robert Cochran. 

His attention to detail, care for others and commitment to the truth help him to be an important part of the Sword of Joy Academy staff. 

Anthony serves our members through customer service, research, and keeping the office running smoothly. 

Members can rely on him to take care of the details so they can focus on business growth. 

An avid gamer, Anthony launched a Twitch channel "ArodRGC" in 2020

He is an active member of our business incubator and is preparing for his career as a business owner and influencer. 

We are blessed to have him on the team.
Kate Catlin
Creative Director - Artist In Residence
Kate Catlin is an artist and entrepreneur living in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She creates prophetic art, illustration, and post-apocalyptic costumes and accessories for Wasteland and Burning Man events. 
“My purpose in life is to have fun and play in meaningful creative endeavors which influences others to experience the childlike wonder of Jesus so they can find the freedom to be their authentic self.”
Kate became a disciple of Jesus Christ in 2019. Her greatest joy is found in communion with the Lord and in using her gifts to further the Kingdom of God here on earth.

Kate has practiced drawing, acrylic and oil painting, watercolor, stained glass, jewelry making, ceramics, yarn spinning, sewing, paper making, sculpture, collage, assemblage, costume and prop design, set design and building, mural and sign painting, screen printing, furniture design/building, video collage, DJing, tattooing, analog/digital photography, and digital graphic art.
Kate designs and creates one-of-a-kind costumes, accessories, props, art vehicle modifications, and fine art for Burning Man and Wasteland theme camps. She co-founded The Rabbit Tribe Kansas City in 2018 with her husband.

Kate Catlin was born in Lebanon, Missouri and now resides in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area with her family and their dog, Revan, who might be a Kelpie mix. Kate and her husband Shawn have one adult daughter, Sophia, who is also an artist. 
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