Executive Board

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Kam Phillips, Founder & Executive Director

Kam Phillips is a master facilitator who uses his experiences and professional training to create a simple framework that helps people enhance both their emotional and financial wellness. His authenticity, transparency, and relatability have allowed him to genuinely connect with his audience and become a respected resource in personal development.

Throughout his life journey, Kam personally battled with mental health challenges, veered on dangerous paths, and conquered many other obstacles that our youth experience. After being recruited to play collegiate basketball then excelling in the investment management industry with companies such as ETRADE Financial, AllianceBernstein, and JPMorgan Chase, Kam decided to walk away from his corporate career and use his gifts to invest in the next generation.

Kam is a proud native of metro Atlanta, holds a Bachelor of Economics from Emory University, is a Certified Professional Coach, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace Certified, and Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. He is also the author of The Bigger Picture: A Guide to Personal, Relational, & Emotional Growth and CEO of The Kam Phillips Group.

TeCori Elder-Scott, Director of Educational Impact

TeCori Elder-Scott has a passion for youth development that has fueled him both personally and professionally. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University, he spent five years working at Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia, where he focused on high school program implementation for the organization. This included managing and growing business and mentoring programs, working closely with corporate partners to provide access points for students, and planning and coordinating student experiences. He recently accepted a role with 3DE as Director of School Leadership. 
 
Having spent his time at JA empowering students to own their futures and create the lives they want to live, TeCori decided to step out and do the same. Today he is an entrepreneur and co-owner of a real estate investment company based in Atlanta, GA. Passionate about art and creative expression, he also spends time serving as a creative consultant and project manager for artists. 
 
Though his professional concentrations have shifted, his commitment to students has not. Growing up in inner-city Portland, Oregon, TeCori has experienced and seen first-hand how lack of resources, exposure, and community re-investment can stifle student potential and development. This is exactly why he continues to mentor young people and speak to student groups. 

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Michelle Wooten, Director of Strategic Initiatives 

Michelle Wooten is a certified Life Coach and Owner of Crescendo Coaching, a company committed to helping fellow recovering perfectionists transform into sustainable high performers. Drawing on personal battles with both mental and financial wellness, she strives to be a role model for young people facing their own challenges. Michelle exercises her passion for financial literacy through her current work as a mortgage lender, an extension of her previous experiences in consumer banking and investment accounting. Her talents for strategic planning, nonprofit management, and authentic personal connection have allowed her to create positive collaboration in work and in play.

Michelle has spent the last 8 years developing women leaders through her volunteer work with the Junior League of Boise, most recently as the President and Chair of the Board. She has shared her love of classical music performance through her position on the board of the Boise Philharmonic over the last 4 seasons. Currently residing in beautiful Boise, Idaho, Michelle enjoys hiking with her husband, Jesús, and finding the best sandwiches in town.

Zach Webber, Treasurer

Zach is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), with 7 years of experience working in strategic business development and tax reporting roles. After graduating from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting, he joined an Atlanta based advisory firm in 2017. In 2022, he joined his wife Liz full time to focus on her growing business. Having built a small business with his wife from the ground up, Zach is passionate about helping others find success through personal and professional development.  

 

Zach met Liz in their hometown of Cumming, GA, where they currently reside. In March of 2022, their daughter Emerson was born. Spending time with family is everything to them, so they enjoy hosting family dinners and traveling to visit their siblings across the country.

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