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.


Grace Dougan
CFO

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Rain Sheh
Mentor/Coach

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Magdalena Macias
Mentor/Coach

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Christina Leung
Photographer

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COACH RODRIGUEZ
Director of Programming/Coach

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COACH GUMBS
CEO/Founder

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Bennett Steifman
STORMCAST CO-HOST

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Jaydon Aquino
Social Media Specialist/Stormcast CO-Host

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Coach Vittorio
Marketing Squad

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🙏#High5Friday The Power of the High-5 is extremely underrated.

⚡️ The best teams, players, leaders and energy givers find a way to implement “the power of touch” into their everyday life.

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🙏#High5Friday The Power of the High-5 is extremely underrated.

⚡️ The best teams, players, leaders and energy givers find a way to implement “the power of touch” into their everyday life.

You should too ! 🤩
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Perfect gift for the holidays ❄️!

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🎊 Celebrate #GivingTuesday with us on Nov 30th, by spreading love and positivity to your favorite Non-Profit’s! ☺️

⚡️Link in bio to celebrate early! 💙

🗣- @bennettsteifman
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Check out our Basketball-thon recap video beautifully encapsulated by @kmorgie09 and @eliwestall

Make sure to #SaveTheDate and attend next year's Inaugural Basketball-thon on August 27 & 28 (all day).
 
Please, like, comment (if you attended), and share with someone who needs to experience what SF locals called the best youth sports event ever. 🏀⚡🤩💫 (Link in Bio)
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🗓 6 #DaysUntill our ThanksGiving Clinics!

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🙏#High5Friday The Power of the High-5 is extremely underrated.

⚡️ The best teams, players, leaders and energy givers find a way to implement “the power of touch” into their everyday life.

You should too ! 🤩
...

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⚡Truly be Empowered and #ShopNow for a leader’s wardrobe! 🛒

Perfect gift for the holidays ❄️!

Link in bio to shop 🛍️.
...

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🎊 Celebrate #GivingTuesday with us on Nov 30th, by spreading love and positivity to your favorite Non-Profit’s! ☺️

⚡️Link in bio to celebrate early! 💙

🗣- @bennettsteifman
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Check out our Basketball-thon recap video beautifully encapsulated by @kmorgie09 and @eliwestall

Make sure to #SaveTheDate and attend next year's Inaugural Basketball-thon on August 27 & 28 (all day).
 
Please, like, comment (if you attended), and share with someone who needs to experience what SF locals called the best youth sports event ever. 🏀⚡🤩💫 (Link in Bio)
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🗓 6 #DaysUntill our ThanksGiving Clinics!

Are you signed up? 🤔

Check website for more info! ⚡️
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🙏#ThankfulThursday We are grateful for those that are coming to our Thanksgiving 🦃 Clinic (Nov 26-28) and for those who aren’t. 😉

⛓ Link in bio for more info.
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🏀 #WorkoutWednesday
To look good in front of thousands… you must outwork thousands in front of nobody😤

What’s your workout regime looking like today? 🤔
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