Founders and Board of Directors
Take No Bullying was founded by a group of local business owners, professionals and parents who were ready to join the fight against bullying. Each founding member has a personal story relating to bullying, and it was this connection that brought them together to support this effort.
Chris Falcon-Founder and President
Chris Falcon is a motivational speaker, personal trainer and founder of Take No Bullying. After years of hearing stories about children being bullied , and remembering his own personal experience being bullied as a child, Chris decided the best way to combat this issue was to put together a community based prevention effort. With the help of his co-founders, Chris has been able to rally the support of local businesses and community leaders to help co-create a culture in the community that simply does not stand for bullying. To learn more about Chris visit www.chrisfalcon.com
Marcy Pettersen-Co-Founder and Vice-President
Marcy Pettersen grew up in Des Plaines. She went to Bradley University where she studied Advertising and Psychology. Marcy worked for 10 years in the consumer packaged goods industry and inside sales for a telecommunication company. She then became a stay-at-home-mom to her 2 children. Marcy was a member of the charity group, “Glenview Women of Today”, now known as the “Glenview Women’s Club”, where she served as Membership VP and President and has been active in her children’s school PTA. Marcy now works part-time at her husband’s family business, “Paasche Airbrush Company”. She co-founded Take No Bullying with Chris Falcon in 2016.
Lisa Synnestvedt-Co-Founder and Secretary
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. Her experience with multicultural populations and age groups has allowed her to develop rich and diverse services. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She completed an internship at Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook and runs youth programs here in Glenview.
Carolyn Orsi-Co-Founder and Treasurer
Growing up in downstate Illinois, Carolyn earned her Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from Bradley University. While at Bradley, she was active in campus life and was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. After graduation, she moved to Chicago, where she held various managerial positions, and earned her MBA with Distinction from De Paul University. Carolyn has served on the Board of the United Way of Glenview Golf and the North Suburban United Way. She was a Girl Scout Leader for 7 years and was a member of the Springman PTA Board. She was Treasurer and Co-President of the Glenview Citizens for Drug and Alcohol Awareness.