CRYSTAL FREE moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and began her career in education. After working as the School Psychologist in Admissions at Brentwood School, she was privy to a demand for early childhood education and started Cassidy Preschool in 2009. Crystal then moved onto becoming the founder of Piper Preschool in January 2014. With the focus on cultivating community and empowering those whom she leads, Piper has now reached its capacity of 415 families. As she hopes to establish the foundation of a school family, she holds an innate value for individual paths and works closely with surrounding elementary schools to propel families onto a successful transition. Crystal joined the PHASE ONE Board of Directors in November of 2016 and looks forward to her future involvement.