My name is Jazzmn Montgomery and I am the CEO of S.T.R.O.N.G.I currently work as a behavior coach for a middle school. I also coach high school girls’ basketball in Tacoma & middle school co-ed basketball in Nisqually. Previously, I was a Youth Development Director for the YMCA for 10 years.Throughout my years of working with youth, I noticed that once kids reached the age of 12/13, the options of structured programming for teens are very slim. Some close friends of mine noticed this as well, so we decided to create a business that will focus on teens, community, & family development. As a youth, I relied heavily on my male coaches to instill values and morals into me. There were no female coaches or mentors around when I was growing up & I feel it is important to have more female leaders.S.T.R.O.N.G. relies heavily on our community to voice their interests. With that information we are able to align that with our vision and create something original and special for our community. I am looking forward to you coming alongside us to help build the strongest community ever seen!
My name is Crystal Lee, I am the Financial Director for S.T.R.O.N.G.I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in Art and Law & Policy. I currently work for the government within the public sector. I feel like our children are the future of our communities, and with S.T.R.O.N.G we can help them discover their own strengths and talents to be successful. I am committed to creating new opportunities and experiences for our youth & their families.
Hello, my name is Jamel Jackson. I’m the Physical Activity Coordinator for The Strong Experience.I have 8 years experience as a Physical Education Teacher in the Franklin Pierce and Thurston County areas. I have been working with students/schools since 2006.I believe staying physically active is an essential and proactive component in our lives to achieve happiness and health, and not just as individs but as a community.My goal is to encourage our youth to create and maintain a STRONG exercise routine. I want to motivate our youth to weave physical activity into their day to day lives in an effort to carry that STRONG habit into their adult lives. Health is wealth and consistency is key.
Miss Vanessa Caskey /// coFounder of The Strong ExperienceSchool Counselor
Certified Youth Mentor/Leadership Coach
Lady Abes HS Basketball coachMy passion is to serve youth by being a consistent, caring adult who helps them navigate life experiences, identity, and relationships. I achieve this by providing mentorship and experiences that allow youth to discover their talents, potentialities, and become the creators of their lives.The STRONG CREW is heRe to SeRve YOU! CoMe VibE WiTh Us!