Nicoda joined the YDN team in April 2017 as Project Specialist. Nicoda hopes to make a positive change in the surrounding communities through her work with YDN by bringing others life-changing experiences that will help them see their full potential and create growth. When she is not at work, Nicoda enjoys reading, playing soccer, and […]
Trao Thao is a certified IncredibleCoach, LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator, and is one of the Youth Development Specialist/Trainers with YDN. Trao has promoted Youth Development over the past 13 years through his work with community organizations in the greater Sacramento area, specifically focusing on resiliency, engagement, well-being, and building the strengths of young people.
Adrian Ruiz is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Executive Director of YDN. He is recognized regionally as one of the leading facilitators, coaches, and trainers surrounding the strengths-based youth development approach. He assumed the role as Executive Director for the YDN in 2009. Over the previous years, Adrian has held the positions of Co-Executive […]