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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COACH ANDREW
Energy-Giver / Assistant Director

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Coach Matt
Energy-giver / Assistant Director

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Annette Margolis
Director of People, Culture & Administration

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Coach Vittorio
Marketing Squad

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Coach Leti
Energy-Giver / Brand Coordinator

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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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You asked, we listened! You wanted more opportunities to play? Join the first of our triannual 𝟯𝗩𝟯 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

🗓️ We are thrilled to announce a save the date for this year's 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 held on Saturday, November 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
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You asked, we listened! You wanted more opportunities to play? Join the first of our triannual 𝟯𝗩𝟯 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

🗓️ We are thrilled to announce a save the date for this year's 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 held on Saturday, November 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of connecting with like-minded leaders such as David Meltzer (@davidmeltzer)

He’s a top-notch specialist in his field, and our CEO, Coach Gumbs (@coach_gumbs), recently sat down with him (virtually) to answer a thought-provoking question.

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#HappyHispanicHeritageMonth

Join us in celebrating the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic community 🎉
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“Believe in your potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” Roy. T Bennett

Take your game to the next level with us, a people-before-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering YOU!
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You asked, we listened! You wanted more opportunities to play? Join the first of our triannual 𝟯𝗩𝟯 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

🗓️ We are thrilled to announce a save the date for this year's 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 held on Saturday, November 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
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It’s generational ⚡️ ...

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of connecting with like-minded leaders such as David Meltzer (@davidmeltzer)

He’s a top-notch specialist in his field, and our CEO, Coach Gumbs (@coach_gumbs), recently sat down with him (virtually) to answer a thought-provoking question.

➡️ Tune in to hear what was said...
...

67 6

On Sundays, we hoop! 🏀 ...

88 11

#HappyHispanicHeritageMonth

Join us in celebrating the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic community 🎉
...

14 0

“Believe in your potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” Roy. T Bennett

Take your game to the next level with us, a people-before-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering YOU!
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#WNBAplayoffs start today! 🏀

Check out how our student-leaders did with our WNBA themed trivia!

𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗡𝗕𝗔 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀?

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