WHO WE ARE
MARSHALL AND EMILY
With over 22 years collectively working with young people and developing leaders in running a non-profit, in addition to doing premarital counseling for a multitude of young couples and 9 years running an academic coaching business, (not to mention raising four young and boisterous boys!) we have a unique gift set and host of resources to help navigate young adults through a formative season of life. While Emily is the primary coach, Marshall's insight and presence is invaluable. Our goal is to raise up leaders and train more coaches; we hope to offer the gift of presence, excellent tools, and great questions that lead to self-revelation and healthy habits, and success not just reflected in a GPA, but in a healthy life - one marked by resilience and character and confidence.
We hold a deep belief that authentic relationships are central to personal health and success; as we get to know students personally, we will be able to help them identify direction with regard to their unique gifts and possible career paths. Not only will that aid in students' efficiency in their college and career planning, but in light of our long history and connections in the Seattle area, we have the privilege of connecting them with potential mentors and internships in the community that will propel them in their personal and career goals.
Northwest native and graduate of Westmont College, Santa Barbara, with a BS in Business and Economics, Marshall has served 11 years as an Area Director with Young Life, a non-profit that works with youth. Managing a $500K budget, staff, and a multitude of volunteers, his ability to develop leaders, listen well and set an example in character and integrity have caused him to be a beloved mentor and friend to many. Detail-oriented with a desire to dream for others, he works largely behind the scenes to support Emily as she meets with students one-on-one, but joins with her to host students for dinner, facilitate discussions and offers a wealth of resources as someone deeply rooted in the PNW. As a basketball coach for many years in the Mercer Island High school program and a dad to four young boys, Marshall has a heart for sports and adventure and a clean kitchen.
As a Division 1 athlete and graduate of Dartmouth College with a BA in English, Emily returned to her heart's home in the PNW with an insatiable thirst for learning and a love of coaching. Working for a consulting firm specializing in organizational development, Emily gained a passion for developing healthy leaders and teams. Soon after meeting Marshall and coming on staff with Young Life, Emily established her Academic Coaching business, a unique blend of tutoring and mentorship, and has seen transformation in every student she has worked with. Nothing causes her more joy than seeing people take steps toward health and full life. Despite being the face of the business, it is a joy to have Marshall so integrated as his perspective and investment is invaluable. Emily has a great love for writing and speaking, and is most often occupied with wrangling four small men: Tucker, Bennett, Wesley and Finn.