Get to know our staff

Lauren Marie Preston

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Lauren Marie currently lives in College Station, TX with her husband Jacob Preston. She teaches Music at Oakwell Academy and enjoys her part-time job as a Barista for a local coffee shop. Lauren Marie has always been entrepreneurial, having started her own Piano Teaching Business at the age of 16. She loves playing sports with friends, hanging out with her husband and Husky puppy, and playing the Ukulele. She also enjoys singing along to Musicals such as Hamilton and Dear Evan Hanson at the top of her lungs. 

Debbie Leupen Wood


Chief Financial Officer

Debbie Wood is a best selling author of Real Estate Rock Stars and the owner of Woody Buys Houses.  She has a degree in Communications from Oral Roberts University and has been flipping houses since 1999, when she fell in love with her only other passion next to teaching teens. In her down time you will catch her hanging out with her family and friends, playing cards or by the pool.

Debbie is passionate about working with The Leupen Foundation because she wants other kids to feel the safety and comfort her own teenagers feel when they lay their heads down to sleep. She just simply could not "not" do this any more. She sees so many with boots on the ground doing the hard work that need funding to rescue and keep these girls safe.  She believes if we all work together we can make a difference!

Woody Wood

Vice President of Community Development

Woody Wood is the owner of The Best of Advertising, LLC and is passionate about people. He's been a top salesman for 19 years and absolutely loves getting to know and help small businesses flourish. In his down time he can usually be found on the racquetball court, at Gateway Church, or hanging out with his family. 

His why for working with The Leupen Foundation is his family and his father's heart for these young ones.