MEET THE TEAM

Our team is our family. Our concept is simple—from purpose to Impact. Our principle of working together is the foundation of how EMA operates to make a positive impact in the life of each Student-Athlete. Together, we share the same vision: to help change the culture of sports in the Bay Area… and beyond.

Each member of Empower ME Academy has a creative and critical role that ensures that we are all able to succeed together. All views are valued and respected which stimulates growth from top to bottom. The principle of working together with our families and communities establishes how we operate and further the growth of the business.


COACH GUMBS
Founder/CEO/Executive Director

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Annette Margolis
Director of People, Culture & Administration

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Coach Matt
Energy-giver / Assistant Director

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COACH ANDREW
Energy-Giver / Assistant Director

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Coach Vittorio
Marketing Squad

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Hannah White
Administrative Assistant

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Christina Leung
Photographer

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Coach Abby
Energy-Giver / Mentor

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Bennett Steifman
Jr. Coach/Energy Giver

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Jaydon Aquino
Social Media Specialist/Jr. Coach/Energy Giver

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Attitude is the foundation of success. Approach every challenge positively!

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Empowering San Francisco youth each and every day.⚡️

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“Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.”

#motivationmonday #empowermeacademy #growthmindset
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Empower Me is all about helping students of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential, both on and off the court. 💫 Start your journey to leadership today!

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“Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failing.” - Arsene Wenger ⚡️

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February 13, 2006, Coach Gumbs leads USF Dons to victory over San Diego 87-71. ⚡️
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