In building our team, making skills a priority, we have developed a diverse team reflecting the fabric of our society.
Our stock is privately held by African American, Latino, Women and/or protected classes. As a privately held corporation, we serve our clients, with no alternate agenda.
We have career educators and administrators in the CTE and Workforce Development industry directing our features.
Our technology is driven by over 25 years of new and emerging technology expertise with guidance from industry experts.
Producer, media and graphics hero.
CAREER EDUCATION SPECIALIST
Coaching, training, resources, education dynamo.
Dedicated to improving education’s effectiveness.
Career educator, administrator, and humanity blogger.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Founder, President, Chairman of the Board, speaker and change maker.
Start-up Executive, technology geek, mom and mentor.
Leading the Way of Success
Steve Ward, founder of Future N Focus Dream Catcher Enterprises and winner of the Innovation in Education award, speaker, author, and multi-media producer has been dedicated to saving lives. As a firefighter, he put out fires and rendered emergency medical care to the public for over 16 years. As the former CEO and founder of Future N Focus Dream Catcher Enterprises, he puts a new spin on workforce development and gets youth and adults fired up about their futures through his dynamic and engaging speaking engagements (Steve Ward Website coming soon).
Steve is a purpose-driven youth advocate devoted to helping people determine their purpose in life and develop a career plan of action to facilitate it. Future N Focus Dream Catcher Enterprises offers schools, school districts, organizations and individuals a unique curriculum that can be used in any setting and on most technologies. Steve manages day-to-day operations and drives the organization’s strategy and growth.
Prior to heading up his current business venture, Steve helped grow the highly successful adult education software company called Essential Education. He was also an inventor who developed innovative hardware technology that would become the first tablet PC designed strictly for classroom use.
With more than 13 years of experience, Steve is an expert in educational technology. He is passionate about helping people discover their purpose and believes his purpose is to help others discover their purpose. Steve seeks to accomplish this through his software platform Dream Catcher which is already been proven to do just that. In his spare time, Steve enjoys hanging out with his wife and five children and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs.
Benoni Pantoja has over twenty years of experience in empowering youth, leadership development, and community engagement. He has been a teacher, a coach, Youth Director, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Vice President of Schools. He holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University, a California teaching credential, a California administrative services credential, and is bilingual cross-cultural language and academic development certified.
He believes that purpose-driven education is a significant contributor to equity, inclusion and opportunities for all. Benoni loves to serve the community as an innovator, connector, and collaborator. He received his bachelor’s degree in United States history with a double minor in Spanish literature and ethnic studies from the University of California, San Diego. He is an avid learner and currently studying business leadership, management, and marketing.
One of Benoni’s passion projects is his podcast Humanity Tribe. You can hear him interview individuals and organizations that are making a positive contribution to humanity on his website.
Mena’s technology background spans over 20 years, starting in Silicon Valley and continuing throughout the country. What began as a temp job on Sand Hill Road working directly for retired ASK CEO turned Angel Investor, Sandra Kurtzig, led to a lifelong passion for technology and business development, and eventually full-circle back to Angel Investing herself.
Mena’s business experience ranges from concept and execution, to successful exits. She brings to the table a diverse Corporate background in Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law, Marketing, Product and Project Management, Strategy and Business Development.
Mena has been involved in multiple foundations and plans to continue supporting philanthropic groups close to her heart. Her past projects include dog rescues, hunger alleviation programs, and foster youth advocacy. Her most recent project was developing a smartphone app to help foster youth aging out of the system to find social services in their geographical area. She has successfully created several nonprofits and handed them off to leaders in those fields.
Throughout Mena’s life, she has been mentoring youth and coaching entrepreneurs. Helping young people navigate their complex world to find their own path to success has been a mission of hers and has mentored many At-Promise-Youth. She has worked closely with several organizations including YMCA Safe Place, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, and San Mateo County, just to name a few.
Being able to blend her mission, vision and purpose into a successful career creating meaningful wealth for her investors that also has a lasting positive effect on youth growing up in this country is a dream come true for her.
Mena received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Los Angeles and went to Business School at San Diego State University. She was previously certified as a Professional in Human Resources and as a Life Coach. Mena is fluent in Spanish, married, a mother of twin boys, and lives on the East Coast with an office in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jesi Kinnevan has been telling stories through video since she was twelve years old. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and interests in cinema, electronics, cameras, and the performing arts, she has acquired a diverse set of skills that serve her passion for telling stories through digital media.
Jesi spent the first ten years of her career working as a software developer for industrial test, measurement, and automation applications. Through high school, college, and those first ten years of her career, she studied acting, sketch writing, directing, singing, and improv, including a two year stint at The Groundlings School. In 2005, she formed Minscoth Productions and began filming and editing short films, sketches, commercials, red carpet events, and corporate videos.
Jesi comes from a family of teachers, and over the years has taught professional software courses, volunteered as a youth track coach, tutored college students, led harassment training at fraternities and sororities, and spoken to junior high drama students about how to pursue a career in the performing arts. She has always valued the power of education and enjoys empowering educators to reach a wider audience with her skill set in filmmaking.
Some of the educational organizations she has worked with include Broadway Unlocked, Crescendo Young Musicians Guild, Webb City Junior High in Webb City, Missouri, and the Boys and Girls Club of Story County Iowa.
Linda Zeigler is a recently retired, award-winning Work Based Learning Coordinator, Career Education Instructor and Curriculum Writer.
Her passion is to inspire young people in all areas of Career, College and Training program exploration, while helping them find internships and entry level jobs related to their career interest. Linda has used the Dream Catcher program with over a thousand students in a variety of courses, and now serves as a consultant and Trainer for Dream Catcher.
Linda is often called a Miner because of her dedication to finding the hidden skills, talents, interests, and passions in each student, then helping polish them to be a sparkling gem. She believes the Dream Catcher program is one of the best tools available for this process today.
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