Meet The Sword of Joy Academy Team We're Here to Help YOU!
Founder - Tina Joy Cochran
Joy Architect, Business Consultant, Author, Coach
Tina Joy is an experienced organizational development consultant
and small business owner. She is a published author, trainerand coach
with MA degree in Human Resource Development and BA degree in Finance. She is
also the founder of 501c3 non-profit organization.Her
extensive expertise in all aspects of business operations makes her an asset to
many organizations including, government, church and education.
As your Director of Operations, she is a
key operations-focused business partner that provides services in
administration, financial , marketing and supervisory areas on a less than
full-time basis. Tina can provide critical, temporary executive-level
leadership to help an organization reach their goals.
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
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,
Creative Director - Kate Catlin
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
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.
Kate became a disciple of Jesus Christ in 2019.
She is a member of the worship team at Raytown Christian Church in Raytown,
Missouri, singing with the band One Desire. 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 began creating prophetic art not long after giving her life
to Jesus. She receives dreams, visions, and messages from God, including what
medium the work should be produced in, and she creates from Holy Spirit
direction. She works in numerous mediums and disciplines including
illustration, photography, video, fiber, metal, glass, and light. In her life
as an artist,
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
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
She is an experienced business owner having published one magazine, two newspapers, and she assisted with publication,
design, and layout of several more.
Operations Director - Anthony Rodriguez
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. He is even a member of our business incubator and is working to launch a business of his own. We are blessed to have him on the team.