Leadership Development Series

The Leadership Development Series is a 10 week program where my student leaders will get the privilege to learn from and listen to leaders in the community who are doing great things.  Exposing my student leaders to business, political, fashion, fitness, and real estate leaders will have a profound impact on their development.

Here is the list of speakers:

Week 1:  Justin Levine  (January 23)


Justin Levine is the Owner of California Fitness Academy and President of The Visalia Triathlon Club. Justin’s positive personality exudes in his everyday actions. He genuinely cares for the wellness of the community and wants to spread his knowledge throughout the area. He writes for the Visalia Times Delta and for various national fitness and health websites and also speaks to groups and companies locally and statewide. Currently, Justin biggest achievement besides having a loving wife and daughter was running a journey called LIMITLESS, a 300 mile ultra distance run from Visalia to Santa Monica in 4 days. Not only does Justin want to be recognized as the leading expert in Tulare County but he also has been building his reputation throughout the rest of the nation as an expert in the strength and conditioning industry. Justin is excited to share his passion and expertise in the form of fitness, nutrition, personal growth and positive living.

Week 2:  Nathan Jefferson (January 31)


With over 18 years of Business Development experience, my greatest joy is to make a difference in someone’s life. This might be bringing a cup of coffee to one of my clients, help a company talk through their current challenges or it might be to help companies find great talent.

I work with Express Employment Professionals in Visalia and truly desire to add value to organizations. Anyone can get out there and drop off a card but true professionals add value by listening, asking great questions and then finding solutions for the challenges at hand. If companies truly desire to be productive and profitable, then the people that work for them are their biggest assets. I help companies walk through the process of becoming an “employer of choice” by valuing people versus seeing them as a commodity. This is accomplished by providing them with the best talent available that fit into the culture they are trying to develop and/or maintain.

Week 3:  Marion Rogers (February 6)


Hair Stylist at SAGE Salon Suites, Hair Stylist at Marco Pelusi Hair Studio Inc. and Hairstylist at Headlines Salon.  Passion mother of 4 amazing children!

Week 4:  Myron Epps (February 14)


Current Head Coach for Wonderful Prep Academy.  Owner of Aztec Basketball Training, that training current athletes and prepares them for college level athletics.  Former Division 1 Basketball Player at San Diego State.

Week 5:  Jason LeFaive (February 22)


Pastor of Glocal Engagement at Visalia First Assembly.

Week 6:  Jerrod Turner (February 28)


Lead singer of The Gospel Whiskey Runners.  Associate Pastor at Radiant Church, Visalia.

Week 7:  Brian Rich (March 8)


Business Owner of Paradise Auto Spa.

Week 8:  Laurie Tiesiera & Jon Dillon

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Tiesiera Ford Mercury is a family owned and operated dealership located in Tulare, Ca
Projects include: HR and Intranet Maintenance
UPS Corporate Credit in Visalia, Ca
Position: Training Supervisor, Project Manager,
Tech Team Supervisor
Specialties: Project Management
UPS: currently working with a team of developers on a web based collection system.


Corporate Credit Office at UPS

Week 9:  Carlton Jones (March 20)


Mayor of Tulare.  Engineer at the City of Fresno Fire Department.

Week 10:  Kevin Blain (March 28)


CEO, and Team Leader of the #1 Real Estate Team in California (Real Trends & Wall Street Journal)