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Meet our team.

Dan Manning

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Lead Instructor

A fighter pilot, a diplomat, a writer, and a part-time farmer, I have broad interests and a tenacious work ethic.  I turn complicated science into practical lessons. LinkedIn

Dr. Isha Metzger

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Senior Science Advisor

I’m a first generation American from College Park, Georgia by way of Sierra Leone, West Africa. I’m an Assistant Professor at UGA and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Website

Micah Gardner

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In my daily life, I wear the hat of wife, mommy of two very active pre-teens, gym enthusiast, chef, and small business owner. I stay connected to my corporate roots  serving as a consultant supporting the growth & authenticity of human development across teams.

Dr. Donna Smith

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I'm an entrepreneur, Air Force Officer, and professor with a doctorate in Business Administration as well as certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.  I've facilitated 7 Habits of Highly Effective People workshops for over 20 years and John Maxwell content for 5. LinkedIn

Daniel Gomez



I'm an Army Veteran with extensive combat and Special Operations experience. I founded First Person Xperience a company specializing in education and training for private and government organizations. We create  unforgettable, teachable, and transformative moments. LinkedIn

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