By Chris Olsen
This month, Empower welcomed new staff member Kelly Taylor as its program coordinator. Kelly has devoted her career to youth athletics, and brings a true passion for working with young people to the organization. Her role at Empower includes supporting the scheduling of leadership academies and recruiting coaches to become certified in delivering Empower’s program curriculum.
In addition to working as the youth director for Tonka United Soccer, a varsity level high school soccer coach for Benilde-St. Margaret’s college preparatory school and the assistant director for FootHolde Soccer Camps, Kelly previously worked with Empower Founder Pam Borton for several years, as the student manager for the University of Minnesota women’s basketball program. “We are excited to have Kelly on our team,” said Pam. “She has an amazing work ethic and the skillset to support the continued growth of the organization.”
Also announced this month, Empower board member Kerry Karrick, senior HR compliance specialist for Medtronic, accepted the board chair position; Aimee Cohen, founder and CEO of Cohen Career Consulting and Woman UP! accepted the vice chair role.