Our Team
Bob Mantell is the Director of the TS Institute and has served in his role since the 2009. Bob is responsible for the oversight of Institute activities and provides direction for the organization’s programming initiatives. Prior to joining the TS Institute Bob worked in Procurement roles for three different Fortune 500 companies. Bob is certified by the Institute for Supply Management as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and an Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Creighton University. In addition to his role with the TS Institute, Bob serves as the head baseball coach at Treynor High School and has been in this capacity since 2006. Bob lives in Treynor with his wife Kristin and their three children, Nolan, Grant and Quinn.
Kyle Osborne is the Financial Literacy Manager at TS Institute and joined the team in September 2012. Kyle spends most of his time working with southwest Iowa school districts to assist them in meeting Iowa’s 21st Century financial literacy standards. He is a financial literacy content expert and works closely with area teachers and administrators to provide free resources (curriculum, simulators, after school programming) and consulting services for grades K-12. In addition to working with schools, Kyle also works with area non-profit organizations to deliver financial education. Kyle loves meeting new people and really enjoys helping school districts meet the 21st Century standards in their unique way. Prior to joining the TS Institute staff Kyle was a Youth Pastor in Madison, South Dakota for six years. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education: Youth Ministry as well as Business Administration: Finance. Kyle lives in Council Bluffs with his wife Michelle and their three children, Ella, Judah and Lilly.
 Patty Fleming Patricia Fleming is the Financial Literacy Banking Coordinator at TS Institute and joined the team in October 2014. Patty is responsible for the overall office management activities within the TS Institute’s Financial Literacy Program. She directly assists the Director of the Financial Literacy Program with coordination of literacy program initiatives. Patty supervises the in-school banks, oversees operations, and assist students with deposits. Patty holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She lives in Council Bluffs with her husband Glen and their four children, Bryan, Claire, Tom and Anna.
  Joy Sparks is the Financial Literacy Coordinator at TS Institute, working in northwest North Dakota. She started in her role in September 2016.  Joy is committed to bringing financial literacy tools to North Dakota students and teachers.  Joy worked in the Tioga, ND school system before joining TS Institute.  She also had a career in pharmaceutical sales before her daughter Kiya was born.  Joy, Kiya and Owen, her husband, live in Tioga.
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