board of directors

Keaton Barrón

FOUNDER & FIRST PRESIDENT

Keaton Barrón was an outstanding founder and president.  He took his role seriously, contemplating which projects to pursue and making mature decisions that impacted many people.  Even in his most difficult moments, he focused on the needs of others and understood the importance of spreading kindness.

Holly Barrón

PRESIDENT

Holly is originally from Enid, Oklahoma, and met her husband Luke in high school in  1998.  They were married in 2005 one week after Holly graduated from Oklahoma State University with an Honors Degree in Human Development and Family Science, Child and Family Services.  

 

Holly loved working as an Honors Academic Advisor at OSU and as a Youth Ministry Coordinator at St. Monica in Edmond.  However, nothing could compare to being the mom of Keaton, Reid, Holden, and Conley.  They are her greatest accomplishment and her greatest joy.

 

Holly enjoys running/walking with friends, OSU sports, the OKC Thunder, and anything chocolate.  She is thankful for the miracles she has seen in her life but misses Keaton every second of every day.  It is a great honor for her to carry on his brilliant legacy through the K Club.

Tim Kraus

VICE PRESIDENT & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Tim grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Oklahoma State University where he met Luke Barrón, Keaton's dad, in their freshmen dorm.  Tim married the lovely Amanda in 2003, and they have two sons, Jackson and Bennett.

 

Tim works as a Commercial Asset Manager at Enable Midstream.  He enjoys going to the lake with his family, OSU sports, traveling, and driving his orange Camaro.  

 

Tim's wife is Keaton's godmother, and the families have been friends for many years. Tim is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the K Club board and witness Keaton's impact on the world.

Luke Barrón

TREASURER

As an Air Force brat, Luke grew up in many different locations.  His father's career brought him to Enid, Oklahoma, in 1998 where he met his future wife, Holly.  He studied business at Oklahoma State University and has worked in restaurants for 20 years.  He is currently a Director of Operations for RB American Group.

 

Being a father is the best "job" Luke can imagine. Keaton was Luke's "mini me," and he could not have asked for a better son, who was just like him in so many ways.  Luke spends the majority of his time wrestling and playing with Keaton's brothers, Reid, Holden, and Conley, enjoying every moment of being their dad.  

 

Luke enjoys playing and watching all sports (except hockey because, well, it's hockey!), playing the piano, golfing as much as possible, and spending time with his family.

 

Luke is honored and excited to use the K Club to spread kindness, compassion, courage, and caring in Keaton's name.  He will do whatever it takes to continue the legacy that his amazing son began.

Kay Tangner

SECRETARY

Kay is a born and bred Texas girl.  She was born in Corsicana and grew up in Abilene.  Her husband, Skip, is a Veterinary Surgeon and her son works for A Cell.  They love Willard, their therapy dog, and enjoy taking him on vacation and to visit patients in Children’s Hospital.  Texas A&M is Kay's alma mater.  

 

Kay is a country girl with a creative side. She loves Jesus, flower gardens, photography, Maui, journals, vintage-y anything, quotes, July 4th, birthday parties, and genuine people with a passion for living and serving. 

 

Volunteering in the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center Art Room for the past 25 years has allowed Kay the honor of meeting many heroes and inspirational families. Being a counselor at Camp Cavett is her summer highlight each year.  She has served on various boards including Oklahoma Children’s Cancer Association, Oklahoma City Beautiful, and Cavett Kids. 

 

Kay's most difficult accomplishment was completing the Honolulu Marathon with the Leukemia Team in Training.  

Monica Conn

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTS AND MERCHANDISE

Monica is married to Bill and mother to one of Keaton’s best buddies, William. They met Keaton at gymnastics when the boys were only two years old, just before he was diagnosed.  Over the past six years, the Barróns have become like family. 

 

Before becoming a wife and mother, Monica worked in IT, leading projects for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, California, for 11 years. Currently, Monica manages several properties in San Diego, Chicago, and Utah that she and Bill have acquired over the years. 

 

Monica says, "I am humbled and honored to be asked to be one of the first to sit on the board. I am excited to see how many lives the K Club will touch!”

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