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.
Meg joined the YDN team in October of 2019 as a Youth Development Specialist/ Trainer. Meg is motivated to help others develop and grow to their full potential and is determined to create/foster intersectional and inclusive communities through a Youth Development framework. When she’s not at work you can typically find her at live sporting […]
Ms. Helen Yee, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with YDN is dedicated to supporting her community with a commitment to bringing out the best in people and making a difference in their lives. With over 25 years of board and non-profit experience, Ms. Yee brings expertise in team building, event coordination, training, facilitation and board […]
Vicki joined the YDN team in October of 2005. Currently she supports the organization in the position of Assistant Director/Office Administration Coordinator, managing the office responsibilities of the YDN. Vicki is proud to be a part of the YDN team and is excited to be a part of making a difference in the lives of […]
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 […]