Our Team


Leslie Shurtliff, President

Leslie is a wife and mother of four children and owns Crafty Thrivin’ LLC.  She has always had a drive and passion for volunteering and helping others.  It is this drive and her love for her friend that brought her to GiGi’s Playhouse.  She is truly excited to be a part of the community and strives to positively impact the world around her.


Brittanie Flint, Past President

Brittanie is a mother of 5 children.  She has 2 girls and 3 boys.  She owns Flippers Gymnastics and Flippers Tumble Bug preschool.  She has always had a love for children with special needs, but that love grew so much with the birth of her third son, Linkon.  He was born with Down syndrome.  She is super excited to be a part of this community and watch how the expectations will grow and dreams come true!


Danielle Craner, Board Member 

Danielle is a wife and mother of 2 married children. In 2016, Danielle & her husband moved to Utah to be closer to their children.  Primarily a Homemaker, her love for baking & cooking led her to operating a Custom Bakery from her home offering fresh bread, jams & pastries while in Northern Nevada.  After a few years in Utah it was suggested that she needed something to do outside of the home.  After researching different organizations near hershe chose GiGi’s where she has been leading the Cooking Class for the past years.  Danielle has thoroughly enjoyed her time at GiGi’s, working with the Participants & feels she made a good choice on where to volunteer her time & abilities! 


Cole Arnold, Treasurer

Cole is a husband and father of 5. A graduate of Utah State University, Cole has spent the last 12 years supporting non-profit organizations in the areas of finance, accounting, and federal compliance. Most of this time has been spent supporting charter schools across several states including Utah, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, Louisiana, and Maryland. Cole has a passion for quality educational programs supporting today’s youth, the leaders of tomorrow. He is excited for the opportunity to serve on the board of GiGi’s Playhouse.