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.


Eloisa Tejero
COO

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Rain Sheh
Mentor/Coach

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Christina Leung
Photographer

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KALLIE BARRIE
Alumni Outreach / Blogger

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ABIGAIL COOPER
Energy-Giver

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COACH RODRIGUEZ
Director of Programming/Coach

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COACH GUMBS
CEO/Founder/Board Member

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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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Coach Vittorio
Marketing Squad

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SAMAY DESAI
MARKETING SQUAD

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Coach Matt
Energy-giver / Assistant Director

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#flashbackfriday 🔦, 🎥, Action!

Our Leader's #2022basketballathon interviews #3weeksago were #lit!🔥🔥

📽 by @pdrazamedia coming 🔜!

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Sneak peek to the full 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Basketball-A-Thon highlights 🎥 coming soon. 🔥🤩😱

#Savethedate for the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ #BasketballAThon—August 26th and 27th (weekend before Labor Day weekend).
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#flashbackfriday 🔦, 🎥, Action!

Our Leader's #2022basketballathon interviews #3weeksago were #lit!🔥🔥

📽 by @pdrazamedia coming 🔜!

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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It's simple—less excuses and fears—more passion and purpose. #EMAism ⚡️

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LEADERSHIP is the lifting of a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a person’s personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter Drucker (with an EMA edit).

This is the kind of LEADERSHIP we all NEED!

Agree? Comment 👍 or 👎 below. 👇

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#MondayMotivation

“If your 💭 don’t scare you, you are not dreaming BIG enough.”

We've been scaring people since 2013, and don’t plan on stopping. 😈🏀

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#MondayMood 😤 No caption needed. ...

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Sneak peek to the full 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Basketball-A-Thon highlights 🎥 coming soon. 🔥🤩😱

#Savethedate for the 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ #BasketballAThon—August 26th and 27th (weekend before Labor Day weekend).
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#flashbackfriday 🔦, 🎥, Action!

Our Leader's #2022basketballathon interviews #3weeksago were #lit!🔥🔥

📽 by @pdrazamedia coming 🔜!

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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It's simple—less excuses and fears—more passion and purpose. #EMAism ⚡️

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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LEADERSHIP is the lifting of a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a person’s personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter Drucker (with an EMA edit).

This is the kind of LEADERSHIP we all NEED!

Agree? Comment 👍 or 👎 below. 👇

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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#MondayMotivation

“If your 💭 don’t scare you, you are not dreaming BIG enough.”

We've been scaring people since 2013, and don’t plan on stopping. 😈🏀

📸 @chrismleungphoto
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#WarriorsWednesday 🧐 Find the 5 potential starters (@money23green, @stephencurry30, @22wiggins, @klaythompson, and @bigticket_j13) for the @warriors 2022-23 season hidden amongst our student-leaders.

HOW: Screenshot, circle them, share in your story, tag us, and we will repost.

Good luck. #Warriors #NBA #whereisWaldo
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#HappyLaborDay, Everyone! Thank you for your tireless work. Now kick back, relax, and enjoy your day off. You’ve earned it!

Happy #LaborDay! 🇺🇸
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#shoutoutsunday to Henry for winning two @warriors tickets from @coach_gumbs for being the #2022BasketballAThon top fundraiser. 🙌🫡

Will you be the top fundraiser for the #2023basketballathon?

Comment!👇
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