Our Founding Board

Key Volunteers

Addie Yoder

Leonard, MO

Personal Growth Coach and

 John Maxwell certified Speaker

I'm a part of this organization because I know how important our mindset is and the language we feel and speak are; and that building positive relationships and connections can make us all happier, healthier people.

Jenny Green

San Jose, CA

Youth Leader and Business Owner


I am excited to be a part of MECKA because I feel passionately about today's youth.  They are living in a world that is trying to stomp their light out; a light that has the power to transform lives for the better.  MECKA is another resource available to inspire, uplift and keep their light burning bright.

Kevin Waterhouse

Biloxi, MS

Air Force Resiliency Trainer/Life Coach and Author

I'm passionate about helping others realize their full potential as human beings.  I believe MECKA can help people of all ages add skills to their resiliency toolbox that will help them through challenges and adversity.

Aleesha Merrill

South Weber, UT

Events and Programs Coordinator

I have dealt with mental illness ever since I was a teenager.  I'm excited to be a part of MECKA because I want to spread hope and knowledge in knowing that mental illness doesn't have to define or overtake our lives. 

Tom Jensen

Gilbert, AZ

Caron Breitweiser

Ogden, UT

Wendy Jensen

Moapa, NV

Lisa Schader

San Jose, CA

Tristi Moylan

Logan, UT

Laurel Craig

Macon, GA

Alaine Kowalski

New Castle, Australia

Janean Waterhouse

Biloxi, MS

Melody Jensen

Gilbert, AZ


I'm passionate about MECKA because I know what it's like to be in a dark hole and wonder if there's a way out....and I know there most definitely is a way out!  I love and care about other humans of all ages, backgrounds and cultures and because of the dark days I've experienced; I want to shine a light of hope to anyone who might be struggling.  

Mark Barrionuevo

Colorado Springs, CO

General Counsel/Vice President

I'm passionate about MECKA because I understand the power of thought and that our thoughts can define our destiny and I want everyone's destiny to be a positive one.

Curtis Breitweiser

Ogden, UT

Retired Business Owner/Coach

Marie Wright

Las Vegas, NV

Jenni Hadfield

River Heights, UT

Tara Reilley

Rigby, ID

Vincent Coats

South Ogden, UT

Kari Carlson

Gilbert, AZ

Dorthea Brundage

South Ogden, UT

Randy Ferlin

Ogden, UT

Craig Christiansen

West Jordan, UT

Kelli France

Carlsbad, CA

Angelita Dunakey

Nixa, MO

Jordyn Jeppson

Clearfield, UT

Cherie Ormsby Kingi

Hamilton, New Zealand

Marama Bayles

Broken Arrow, OK

Niels & Olivia Johnson

Ogden, UT

Sarah Rockwood

Monument, CO

Brooke McCormick

Salt Lake City, UT

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