Family is one of the pillars that First Chance U stands on. Jamar Taylor's First Chance U Foundation has a unique background of people from all fields. Our members are former athletes who work in education, marketing, technology, media, business, and the medical field. With all these diverse backgrounds, we can maximize our full potential and give back to our communities. Each person understands hard work, teamwork, and reaching a common goal by working together. Let's meet the members.
FIRST CHANCE U foundation
Mackenzie Taylor is a former Boise State University Division-1 track and field athlete. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication with an emphasis on journalism and video production. Mackenzie is not only a former student-athlete, but she is also what we call a "swiss army knife." Mackenzie has an entrepreneur mindset, and her creativity is what makes her an asset to our team. She is a creator on YouTube, writes and illustrates children's books, created a gaming app, and has worked behind the camera for ESPN. Currently, she a track and field coach at Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. Mackenzie's well-diverse background and her willingness to give bring uniqueness to the foundation.
investor, model, influencer
secretary, first chance u foundation
co-founder first chance u.
Corrine Cooley is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she earned her BA in Sports Business and Finance and her MBA in Advanced Strategy and Leadership. Corrine is currently the Stanford University Athletics Assistant Director of HR. She takes pride in her experience developing a baseball team in northern Uganda. Not only has it provided several secondary school scholarships for the student-athletes, but it has had two players sign with the LA Dodgers.
Corrine is determined to establish sustainable community-centered programs and watch those efforts inspire others to serve.
ATHLETICS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HR,
Jason Robinson is a former Boise State University Division-1 football athlete graduating with a BA in communication and a Degree from Harvard Business School. Jason is the Co-Founder/CEO of Playbook Five, a Virtual Reality Platform for coaches and athletes. Playbook Five is designed for athletes to increase their football intelligence, optimize practice time, and stay healthy by watching film in a virtual environment. Jason brings different outlooks on ways athletes can better themselves in football through technology. Jason not only has his own tech company, but he works for other companies such as Rodriguez Strategies and Applicant Partner. With Jason's help and ideas, we can look at the world of sport through a technological lens.
Doug Trawick is a Helix High Alumni who brings great ideas to the non-profit world as he has worked with non-profits like the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Doug graduated from Fresno State University with a BA in Sport and Entertainment Facility Management, Recreation Administration, and a minor in Communications. Doug then went on to San Diego State to receive his MA in Public Administration. Doug is now the Operations Executive Director at San Luis County YMCA. With more than ten years of experience, Doug brings the intellect and expertise First Chance U needed to become the non-profit we envision. Doug's willingness to reach back to his community is second-to-none as he's been giving back to the San Diego community since high school. Doug brings the knowledge on how to maximize our full potential as a non-profit.
associate executive director,
ymca of orange county
Trey Young is another San Diego native and Helix Alumni on our committee and has been giving back to the world of sport for more than 15 years. Trey is a graduate of the University of Montana with a BA in Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services and a minor in Media Arts. Trey has professional sports experience in the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he played for eight years. Trey has put on numerous football camps through his "Official Player Watch" program, where they do mock NFL combines for high school football athletes to help them get recruited to colleges through their recruiting database. Trey has also coached high school football in the Seattle area for numerous years. With Trey's experience, we know we are putting forth our best efforts when helping high school students on and off the field.
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
JOHN L. SCOTT
Zander Rosa is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, earning his BA in Film and Media Studies. Zander is the Managing Partner of Emergent Builders and Developers. His most significant professional accomplishment is starting his own business and supplementing w-2 income with capital gains. Not only does Zander serve the community behind FCU, but he also serves the Mayan community in rural Guatemala with the Cleft Foundation. With his experience in the non-profit world, Zander is a significant asset to FCU to reach the masses and make a difference.
Emergent Builders and Developers,
Cece is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with her BA in Legal Studies. As a former senior manager at SurveyMonkey and Gong, Cece brings leadership and a business mindset to First Chance U. Cece is selfless, punctual, a hard worker, and the type of person who goes out into the community and serves. Here at First Chance U., Cece is a natural-born leader and oversees multiple committees.
sR. SALES manager,
Latriece Youngblood gives us a unique view from the medical side of student-athletes and sports. Latriece works in the Hospice Aide at Kaiser Permanente and finds her passion in giving back in the educational space. She has a heart for doing the part of giving back the public eye does not always see. Whether it's feeding the homeless, book clubs, or giving to women in need, Latrice possesses the attitude and the willingness to reach the masses. Her background in the medical field ensures we follow safety guidelines that are needed when working with student-athletes on and off the field (especially following Covid-19 protocols).
HOSPICE AID/PRE-NURSING STUDENT
Veronica Steiner is a graduate of Laney College, where she earned her BA in Journalism. Veronica is currently the sales development manager at Vymo. She takes pride in her experience Starting her own restaurant alongside her parents and siblings called STEINS. Veronica loves to serve the community. She served as an AmeriCorps Mentor for 3rd grade students by helping them improve literacy and helped fund and design the community garden for students and families.
sales development manager at vymo