Brett, President at Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool

Brett Roubal,
Chief Executive Officer

Brett serves as the CEO of both Little Sunshine’s Enterprises, Inc. and Playhouse Development, LLC., guiding both the operational and the real estate development components of LSP.

He has a passion for finding immediate and strategic solutions and guiding people to succeed. His vision is to continue to cultivate and support a thriving leadership and workplace environment that is vital to school health and performance. Having an elementary school principal in the family has given him unique insight on education and placing children in their very best position to thrive. That background is what attracted Brett to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, where its mission is to do just that.

He obtained his B.S. in Mathematics from Creighton University in 1996. In 1999 he earned his Juris Doctor degree, also from Creighton University.

His career in law begin at Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (now Polsinelli) in Kansas City where he worked for 5 years in commercial litigation. In 2004, he and his family moved to Springfield, Missouri to work for Baird Lightner Millsap, PC, the last 13 of which as a partner. In his 15 years in private practice in Springfield, Brett evolved his practice into a thriving transactional consulting business, where he represented numerous local, regional and national clients on various business and real estate issues, including a close working relationship with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse. Brett has been actively involved in various activities over his professional years, including 7 years on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors and the same amount of time on the board of the Springfield Workshop (now SWI Industrial Solutions), where he served as Board Chairman for 2 years. He has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2012, a Missouri Super Lawyer since 2012 and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Brett is married to Kristen, an attorney who works as a permanent law clerk for the Honorable M. Douglas Harpool of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. They have three children—Quinn, Kennedi and Ellie, who keep very busy with school, athletic and other activities. Brett and Kristen value school first and activities second but most of all they value quality time with the entire family. Much of that family time in the summers is happily spent at Table Rock Lake, but outside of that and periodic vacations, family dinners, game nights and local hikes are a constant source of joy.

Amber, Chief Financial Officer at Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool

Amber Riddle,
Chief Financial Officer

Amber’s career with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse began in May of 2016 as the Director of Finance and Human Resource. Amber graduated from Republic High School, then obtained a B.S. in Accounting from Missouri State University. In 2016, Amber received her MBA, also from Missouri State University.

As the Director of Finance and HR, Amber was able to be introduced to the company’s mission and interact with and support the schools within the system; this experience cultivated a passion within Amber and she quickly realized she wanted to expand her involvement to help Little Sunshine’s Playhouse continue to achieve wide-spread success and growth. With that goal in mind, she was able to meet and exceed all expectations in her role and accepted the position of CFO in 2017.

Amber is deeply committed to Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and all the employees and families each program impacts. She is proud of her role within the company and works diligently to ensure the best practices and processes are in place to provide a positive experience for everyone within the system.

In 2019, Amber was a Springfield Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree, and in 2020 was named the “Financial Executive of the Year” by The Springfield Business Journal.

Amber and her husband, Luke, have two children, Cam and Emma.

Abby, Chief Operating Officers at Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool

Abby Davis,
Chief Operating officer

Abby joined the Little Sunshine’s Playhouse family in 2012 as Program Director at the Rogers, Arkansas location. Her background in Human Environmental Science from the University of Arkansas, along with ten prior years of industry experience, brought her to LSP ready to take on an exciting new role. During her time as a school manager, she met and exceeded the goals and expectations within that position and realized her passion to expand and provide support and encouragement to all other management teams, school staff, families and children within the Company.

With that goal in mind, Abby’s growth continued within the organization and evolved in 2017 when Abby accepted the position of COO and currently oversees all locations, including pre-operational and operational schools across the nation, providing support to both corporate and franchise schools in the capacity of school leadership growth and operational guidance.

Abby resides in Carthage, MO with her husband and four children, all Little Sunshine’s Playhouse graduates and students.