RESET Outreach was founded by Teighlor Kodel, LCSW and Brandy Romero in 2022.
We believe that everyone deserves to have access to basic human necessities. What started as the idea of wanting to help our communities' most vulnerable populations on a larger scale, has now become a reality through RESET Outreach.
Our primary focus is meeting people where they are at through outreach services by connecting vulnerable populations to valuable resources, working closely with community partners and filling in the gaps based on needs within the community. We aim to support and empower all individuals as they work to “RESET” their lives.
To foster community among vulnerable populations along the Wasatch Front via targeted outreach services, integrated support, resources, and essentials for thriving vs. surviving.
We envision a world where people are able to access basic human necessities by removing barriers and providing resources through targeted outreach services.
Teighlor Kodel, LCSW (she/her)
Teighlor Kodel, LCSW is the Co-founder and Executive Director of RESET Outreach.
Teighlor began volunteering in the social services field in 2013, advocating and fundraising for suicide prevention and education.
Teighlor graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human and Family Development in 2016, and completed her Master's of Social Work in 2020.
Teighlor has multidisciplinary experience with underserved populations along the Wasatch Front that include the HIV+ community, substance use community, and the severely and persistently mentally ill.
Teighlor currently serves as a Program Supervisor and Therapist for Utah's first jail and hospitalization diversion behavioral health center working alongside Davis County law enforcement and the community to provide crisis intervention and rapid coordination of care.
In Teighlor’ s spare time she enjoys traveling, shopping, spending time with friends, family and hiking.
Brandy Romero (she/her)
Brandy Romero is the Co-founder and Program Director of RESET Outreach.
Brandy has 20+ years of experience working and volunteering with nonprofits. Her time has been dedicated to Outreach Services, Direct Client Services, and Event Planning.
Primarily working with the HIV and LGBTQ+ communities over the years, Brandy has most recently started working with the Autism community. Her passion is making a positive impact in people’s lives.
Brandy has been the recipient of multiple community awards including The Cleve Jones HIV-AIDS Leadership Award, Humanitarian Award and Outstanding Community Partner Award.
Brandy is a social butterfly. In her spare time she loves traveling, meeting new people and spending as much time with her family and friends as possible.
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A “grassroots organizer” at heart - Ethan has organizing experience across political campaigns, advocacy groups and labor unions.
With her high energy and personable style, Kathy focuses her goal to be a trusted business advisor. Kathy has spent her career working as Director of Operations and volunteering for non-profits. She has worked for mission driven organizations where she has led strategic design, implementation and change management. She is passionate about helping people that are underserved for the best outcomes.
Shyla has always had a passion for loving and serving others. She especially loves children. She has also worked as a preschool teacher in a daycare and loved it so much that she decided to open her own in-home daycare. Shyla has been running her daycare for the past 18 years. It has given her the ability to be home and raise her own children while at the same time doing something she loves.
Nathan is an influential Controller with over 15 years’ full-cycle accounting experience, specifically in the insurance and retail industries. A skilled and empathetic leader, Nathan has served in various volunteer and leadership roles among multiple non-profit organizations, including the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah AIDS Foundation, Sealants for Smiles, Junior Achievement of Utah, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Nathan has a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and Utah Association of CPAs.
Todd has been practicing law for more than 15 years. From public defense work representing parents in the child welfare system, to prosecuting serious felonies, Todd has extensive experience as an advocate. He has devoted the majority of his career to Restorative Justice initiatives, including drug courts and diversion programs, which aim to help individuals exit the criminal justice system by addressing their underlying needs. A lifelong Utahn, Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Utah State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah. Outside of the courtroom, Todd enjoys traveling, home improvement, and catering to the demands of his pets.
MacKenzie Bray is the Executive Director of Salt Lake Harm Reduction Project and holds a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has a decade of experience in the fields of HIV prevention, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction. In 2017, MacKenzie opened the first fixed-site, legal syringe exchange in Utah. She is passionate about community-based participatory research and bringing individuals' lived experience and knowledge to academic research. In her spare time, she enjoys reading about white-collar crime scandals and drinking copious amounts of iced coffee.
Lindsay Hirst is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Education Specialist. Lindsay has worked in the nutrition field for several years, first as a community health educator specializing in food insecurity, SNAP education, and underserved populations. She now works with adults and children, providing clinical nutrition at local hospitals. She believes that all individuals, regardless of income, should have access to a nutritious diet that will enhance health and everyday living. Lindsay is passionate about her community and connecting community members to the resources that make life in Salt Lake so wonderful. Lindsay holds a master's degree in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology and a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Education, both from the University of Utah.
Dwight Lindsay has been a Realtor® in Utah for over 32 years. He loves serving and volunteering for organizations that build up our communities. Dwight served on the City of Hope Utah board for 3 years. He’s volunteered for the Utah AIDS Foundation and as a hospice worker. Dwight has organized many fundraisers through the years to support worthy service-based organizations. In 2020, Dwight created the Be Kind awareness campaign, where he advocates for more compassion and kindness to neighbors, strangers, communities, and beyond. Dwight is married to a wonderful man. They love spending time with their 4 grown children, 10 grandchildren and two dogs. In his spare time, Dwight loves to travel and hike.