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Our Leadership Team


Deborah Logsdon
logsdonDeborah Logsdon serves on the Board of Directors for Protective Parents Coalition. She is a routine court watcher and an advocate for the fair treatment of families and their kids. Her passion lies in building meaningful relationships with those around her, and being a strong support system.

Deborah has the experience of working with people from various backgrounds, and with her strong attention to detail and filing, she has the ability to quickly recall information and give answers of fact to questions that are raised. Deborah wants to help keep other families obtain a fair and balanced ruling in the court and to connect them to resources for help.

Deborah is a mother of one daughter, who intends to attend Tarleton State University, one adult son, who graduated from the University of North Texas and is now in attendance at Tarleton State University for his MBA, and four dogs.


Larry Hutto

HuttoLarry comes to Board of Directors for Protective Parents Coalition with a long list of accomplishments and a few of what he calls “not quite accomplished accomplishments.”  Larry is a native Texan and prides himself in being bilingual. (He is fluent in “West Texan” and “East Texan”.)

He entered the Sales and Marketing field as an entry-level factory representative and escalated to Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the U.S. in less than 8 years. He is currently a Senior Partner in Educational Technology Learning, marketing educational software to the school districts in Texas.

The state of Texas has recognized him for his dedication and contributions to many educational endeavors and innovations rescuing hundreds of high school drop-outs every year. He attributes his success to hard work, honesty, loyalty, and most of all to his faith.

Larry has been active in his community for many years.  He has been elected and appointed board positions in these other organizations:  Carroll ISD Education Foundation, Pro Players Foundation, Northwest ISD School Board, Northeast Leadership Forum, Metroport Meals on Wheels, UIL Speech Decathlon Judge, Metroport Cities Partnership, Boy Scouts of America,  Texas Senator Jane Nelson, Texas State Rep. Vicki Truitt, Texas Rep. Kelly Hancock,  and a myriad of other community charities and organizations.

As a high school drop-out he gives his many thanks to his parents and very special educators for getting him back into school and on a positive track in life during his teen years.  Larry has been the keynote speaker for many schools, corporations and organizations around the country sharing his testimony and asking the question “Why do you do what you do?”  Larry opens his heart and encourages educators to never give up hope on their students. His basic philosophy on life is “Every day is a good day, some are just gooder than others!”



Marie Howard

Marie HHowardoward serves on the Board of Directors for Protective Parents Coalition and has been advocate in the community for 25 years.  She has worked to meet with legislators to reform many polices directly related to children and families.  Her outspoken manner ensure the public cries are heard and are not ignored. She is a leader in our community as a protector of individual’s rights.

Marie is the President of The Boiling Point TEA Party:  a grassroots organization of united individuals whose core values derive from the United States of America Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

For 10 years, Howard worked as a high school substitute and taught 4 days a week.  She is a small business owner of a vending machine business and a textbook printing company.  Due to her involvement with the community, she is a regular sponsor for educational events, authors and candidate forums during election cycles.

She has served the public as: Precinct Chairman, Election Clerk, Election Judge,  Texas State Delegate 2010 – 2014, Legislative Liaison for Metroplex of Republican Women, and as an advocate to improve Texas curriculum programs for schools by lobbying against CSCOPE.

Regularly, Marie sends out a  newsletter informing the public about current issues affecting the community. Howard has been married for 41 years, has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren.  She is actively pursuing fair and just outcomes for parents according to the rule of law for not only her 3 grandchildren, but for all children in our country.



 Jennifer Olson

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Jennifer Olson is a co-founder of Protective Parents Coalition and serves as the Executive Director.  Although she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the Criminal Justice field, she instead pursued a career as a small business owner.

Olson over the last several years has been lead down a path she did not see coming.  She has been  introduced to a large number of people that have been negatively impacted by the court system.  It became apparent rather quickly that there must be a solution to these problems.  Her passion grew as she researched the current policies and procedures in local, state and federal laws.

In October of 2013, Olson began regularly ‘court watching’ the local family courthouse and was able to identify patterns in child custody cases.  She recruited other volunteers in the community to court watch as well.  The individual’s opinions, followed by case research, have been able to provide many solutions to improve the family court procedures.

She is an outspoken advocate who became part of the system by joining many legal organizations to gain insight: National Chapter of AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), Texas Chapter of AFCC, CASA of Tarrant County (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association. With these memberships she has received regular training on child custody issues, mental health presentations, criminal and civil law, and exposure to programs and services offered to the public.

While active in the community, she regularly discusses with the legal community, policy makers, law enforcement, mental health professionals and judges the problems parents are facing in the courtroom.  Many times parents do not have the access to discuss their perspective of how their court case and court ordered services were handled.  Parents with an active case legally can not discuss issues therefore Olson becomes the liaison for the parents to the legal community.

Our Executive Director is no stranger to the family court system.  Her experience in the family courts lead her down the path to advocate for other families who might seek the family courts for assistance. She is married and together they raise their son and daughter.

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