The Golden Scoop concept has been in the making since 2018. We are modeled after two successful companies centered on employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we just married the two ideas!

We envision a world where people with special needs are set up for success and belong to a community where everyone’s gifts are valued. Top that off with a menu of culinarily-exquisite homemade ice creams and a signature KC coffee blend, and you’ve got an experience like no other.

The Golden Scoop's mission is to provide meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities; to foster an environment where our employees are mentored, inspired, and equipped to succeed in their jobs and their lives; to offer amazing made-from-scratch products; and to provide an inclusive, joyful customer experience that keeps people coming back for another scoop.

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down syndrome innvatuons


Our life-changing support and services enable people with Down syndrome to live to their fullest potential.


We serve as the expert resource and lead community mobilizer, sharing knowledge and creating solutions for people with Down syndrome.


Lindsay Krumbholz

Director of Employment & Volunteer Management

Lindsay Krumbholz graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas and has a degree in early childhood/special education from Pittsburg State University. She started her career as a behavior assistant at Olathe School District, working with students on the autism spectrum. She moved to another role to learn Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and launched in-home therapy for a small company. For 12 years, she provided in-home services for special needs clients ranging from 18 months to 39 years old. Lindsay’s focus turned to working with families on development of independent living skills and preparation for special needs adolescents to gain employment and potentially transition to living on their own as adults. Lindsay listened and understood the concerns of the families she worked with throughout Kansas City, which led her to develop The Golden Scoop.


Kim Manford

Assistant Manager & Merchandise Coordinator

Kim has been married to her husband, Jeff, for 28 years and they have two adult children, Jacob and Shelby. She was born and raised in the NW suburbs of Chicago where she developed her love for Lake Michigan. Kim earned degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Kansas, and for almost 30 years, she has served as a Preschool Director in the Kansas City area.
Kim joined The Golden Scoop as a volunteer when we first opened and quickly fell in love with our mission and our amazing staff. She has a passion for hospitality and leading people so she is excited to use her gifts as one of our Assistant Managers as well as our Merchandise Coordinator. Kim enjoys traveling to anywhere that is 70°, photography, and baking.   
Catie Marx

Catie Marx

Assistant Manager & Training Coordinator

Nearly 10 years ago as a summer volunteer with Camp Barnabas in Purdy, Missouri, Catie began her work with individuals with disabilities. Her summers spent volunteering evolved into spending a year on staff with the Barnabas Prep program in Branson, Missouri. At Barnabas, she served as a guide, mentor and teacher for young adults with disabilities while encouraging the development of their life and job skills.

In addition to her time with the Barnabas organization,  Catie has worked in the Blue Valley School District as a special education paraprofessional and with Creating Connections Therapy as a Registered Behavior Technician. Her experience in assisting with the implementation of programs including self-help, behavior management and instruction creates a dynamic learning environment for The Golden Scoop employees.

Catie is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City and completed her degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Kansas in the Spring of 2022.

Scoop Events


Ice Cream Socials

January 23, 2024 - 6:00pm-8:30pm

Second Annual Trivia Night Presented By SCHEELS

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