Our Staff

“We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.”

                                                                                                           ~ Roy L. Smith

Robb Hall

Director
robb@youthimpactogden.org

Phone: 801-612-3001 Ext. 201

Robb is the founding director of Youth Impact and has been with the program since 1992. His main responsibilities are oversight of the daily programs and operations, staff oversight and compliance, and responsible for making sure policies and procedures are adhered to.

Favorite Quote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
-Edmund Burke

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Robb Hall

Robb Hall

Director

Nicole Hall

Chief Financial Officer
nicole@youthimpactogden.org

Phone: 801-612-3001 Ext. 209

Nicole joined Youth Impact in 2007. Her main responsibilities include grant writing & grant reporting, fundraising events, and day to day financial responsibilities.

Favorite Quote: “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson

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Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall

Chief Financial Officer

Duane "Dewey" Gomez

Home & School Liaison
duane.gomez@youthimpactogden.org

Phone: 801-612-3001 Ext. 210

Duane joined Youth Impact in 2006. His main responsibilities include building relationships between homes, schools and the program. He is the Team Sports Coordinator and tracks participant’s educational progress (Elementary Grades). Duane is also the Transportation Coordinator, this includes managing all driving routes and performing general van maintenance.

Favorite Quote: “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.”
-Anonymous

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Duane

Duane "Dewey" Gomez

Home & School Liaison

Jan Hall

Arts/Crafts Coordinator

Phone: 801-612-3001

Jan joined Youth Impact in 1997. Her main responsibilities include daily facilitation of the Arts and Crafts programs, Youth Impact Garden Area/Club, and facilitation of Youth Impact’s Farmer’s Market booth.

Favorite Quote: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
-Hebrews 13:2

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Jan Hall

Jan Hall

Arts/Crafts Coordinator

Craig Lindgren

Program Manager
craig@youthimpactogden.org

Phone: 801-612-3001 Ext. 211

Craig joined Youth Impact in 2009. Craig’s daily responsibilities are in seeing that daily management and routines of the program are carried out.  In the absence of the Director, Craig handles the day-to-day decision making. Craig is also in charge of high school activities and is the Youth In Transition coordinator.

Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
-Wayne Gretzky

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Craig Lindgren

Craig Lindgren

Program Manager

Ali Thompson

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Ali Thompson

Ali Thompson

Pete Martinez

Volunteer Coordinator
pete@youthimpactogden.org

Phone: 801-612-3001 Ext: 702

Pete has been a part of the Youth Impact Program for close to two decades. Shortly after rejoining our staff in 2012, he was appointed to oversee all service projects. He is the main contact for many clubs and activities including: Rocket Club, Bike Shop, Fishing Club, participant’s educational progress (6th-8th grade), and he is the coach for many of our sports teams. Pete's daily responsibilities also include transportation and Spanish Translation. Anticipating a double Bachelor's in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Weber State University.

Favorite Quote: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
-Harvey Fierstein

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Pete Martinez

Pete Martinez

Volunteer Coordinator

Raven Rylander

Program Staff
raven@youthimpactogden.org

Phone: 801-612-3001

Raven joined Youth Impact in 2014. Her main responsibilities are maintaining and training volunteers and coordination of practicum students and interns. Skilled in a variety of disciplines within the mental health field due to 5 years experience. Certified Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Utah. Double Bachelor's in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Weber State University.

Favorite Quote: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
-Frederick Douglass

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Raven Rylander

Raven Rylander

Program Staff

Marquita Martinez

Meals Coordinator
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Marquita Martinez

Marquita Martinez

Meals Coordinator

Reshon Charley

Meals Assistant
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Reshon Charley

Reshon Charley

Meals Assistant

George Bautista

WSU Program Staff
gbautista_33@yahoo.com

Phone: 801-612-3001

George joined Youth Impact in 2014. His main responsibilities are transportation and assisting with the Read & Respond Program. Anticipating a Bachelor's of Science in Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice from Weber State University.

Favorite Quote: "A child without education, is like a bird without wings."
-Tibetan proverb

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George Bautista

George Bautista

WSU Program Staff

Michelle Valdiviezo

Program Staff
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Michelle Valdiviezo

Michelle Valdiviezo

Program Staff

Angel Gomez

Program Staff

"Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly" by Tony Robbins

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Angel Gomez

Angel Gomez

Program Staff

Mundo Lopez

WSU Program Staff

Mundo joined our team in 2015. His main responsibilities are transportation and assistance in the Science Learning Area. Working on a Bachelor's in Medical Laboratory Sciences. A.S. Health Sciences and in General Studies.

Favorite Quote: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

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Mundo Lopez

Mundo Lopez

WSU Program Staff

Tahne Vongsavath

WSU Program Staff

Tahne joined our staff March 2016. Currently a student at Weber State University majoring in psychology with a double minor in neurosciences and chemistry with plans to attend medical school upon graduation. Tahne's primary responsibilities at Youth Impact are Read and Respond as well as grade monitoring for our elementary aged kids. During the summer, Tahne coordinates hiking club.

Favorite Quote:  "Somewhere, something is waiting to be known.

- Carl Sagan

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Tahne Vongsavath

Tahne Vongsavath

WSU Program Staff

Mirian Maya

Academic & Study Hall Coordinator

As study hall supervisor and academic coordinator, Mirian joined our staff August 2016. She is a currently a student at Weber State University pursuing a double Bachelor's in sociology and Spanish. Mirian has four years experience working with troubled youth at a treatment center in St. George. Also fluent in Spanish

Favorite Quote: "Don't look back because you're not going that way."

- Unknown

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Mirian Maya

Mirian Maya

Academic & Study Hall Coordinator

Navid Sadeghi

WSU Program Staff

Navid joined Youth Impact staff in April 2016. As program staff, he floats to all areas of our program to help wherever he can. With goals to be in sports medicine, Navid currently studies health promotions at Weber State University.

Favorite Quote: "Work hard in silence and let your success be your noise."

- Frank Ocean

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Navid Sadeghi

Navid Sadeghi

WSU Program Staff

Kendon Saez

WSU Program Staff

Kendon completed his internship with health promotions here at Youth Impact from January to April 2016. He official joined our team as program staff in May 2016 he floats to all areas of our program to help wherever he can. Kendon was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Health Promotions with a minor in Spanish from Weber State University in 2016. A devoted father and husband, Kendon has goals to become an occupational therapist and continue to work with youth. Also fluent in Spanish.

Favorite Quote: "What we do in life echoes in eternity."

- Gladiator

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Kendon Saez

Kendon Saez

WSU Program Staff

Susie West

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Susie West

Susie West

Duncan Martinez

WSU Program Staff

Duncan joined our staff in February 2016, but he has always been part of the Youth Impact family. As a former participant of seven years, Duncan knows our program from inside out. His main responsibilities are supervision of playground and game room activities. Duncan is currently a student at Weber State University anticipating a Bachelor's in communications with a business administration minor.

Favorite Quote:  "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Duncan Martinez

Duncan Martinez

WSU Program Staff

Sam Hall

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Sam Hall

Sam Hall