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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Eloisa Tejero
COO

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Coach Vittorio
Marketing Squad

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Coach Leti
Energy-Giver / Executive Assistant to CEO

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Christina Leung
Photographer

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KALLIE BARRIE
Alumni Outreach / Blogger

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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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Last week, @coach_gumbs was LIVE on ABC7 News. The topic? How toxicity in youth sports affects your child now and later.

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We're warmed up and ready to #outworktheworld this Wednesday. ⁠

Are you? ⁠

Let us know your favorite dynamic warm-up exercise in the comments below.⁠

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#empowermeacademy #ema #empowerme #empowered #liveempowered #iamempowered #leaders #leadership #basketball #youthbasketball #bayarea #bayareasports #wedevelopleaders #sports #wednesday #workhardplayhard #questionoftheday
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Last week, @coach_gumbs was LIVE on ABC7 News. The topic? How toxicity in youth sports affects your child now and later.

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Don't wait for Wednesdays to #OutworkTheWorld – with EMA, you can do it daily!

Our programming is tailored to all levels and ages; learn more about what we offer and start your leadership journey today!

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We're warmed up and ready to #outworktheworld this Wednesday. ⁠

Are you? ⁠

Let us know your favorite dynamic warm-up exercise in the comments below.⁠

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#empowermeacademy #ema #empowerme #empowered #liveempowered #iamempowered #leaders #leadership #basketball #youthbasketball #bayarea #bayareasports #wedevelopleaders #sports #wednesday #workhardplayhard #questionoftheday
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Last week, @coach_gumbs was LIVE on ABC7 News. The topic? How toxicity in youth sports affects your child now and later.

Click the link in bio to hear the interview!
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We're getting ready to lace up for this weekend's FREE-Playing.

Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM - 12 PM.

Sign up today. Come ready to compete and have fun!

🔗 Link in bio.
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Don't wait for Wednesdays to #OutworkTheWorld – with EMA, you can do it daily!

Our programming is tailored to all levels and ages; learn more about what we offer and start your leadership journey today!

Website link is in the bio!

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#empowermeacademy #ema #empowerme #empowered #liveempowered #iamempowered #leaders #leadership #basketball #youthbasketball #bayarea #bayareasports #wedevelopleaders #sports #signup
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