Meet Our Presenters

Corey Turner

I’m 43 years old and have been with Marriage Works since September of 2017.  I have four children, who I love dearly.  I’m a veteran of the US Military.  In my free time, I enjoy exercising, hanging out with family and friends, attending sporting events and enjoying the outdoors. I enjoy the feeling that I’m doing something for people in this job.  I like working with young people, because I feel that I’ve had a lot of experiences that others can learn from.

Corey Koesters

I am 36 years old and grew up in Sidney, OH. I have 2 degrees in Human Services and went to Antioch University in Yellow Springs. 
I’m married for the second time and we have a blended family of 4 kids who are 8,10, 11 and 12 years old. Our life is crazy!! We enjoy movies, music and being outside, or by the ocean or pool as much as possible. 
I have worked with youth for 16 years and still love it! I love presenting “Go for The Gold” because we all need help with navigating relationships and how to choose healthy ones. I wish there was a program like this in schools when I was a teen. 
I passionately believe in and strive to be the person who I needed when I was younger. That’s why I love working with youth!!!

Melissa Tackett

Avid lover of humans, coffee, memes, and guacamole. I go throughout my day with the mindset that attitudes are contagious, and I try to make mine worth catching.  I believe the information in all of our programs can benefit teenagers where they are now and where they will be in the future. Through life’s journey, I make sure to live with these words of wisdom: “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” By Joshua Hook.

Dontae’ DeVaughn

I’m 37 years old, divorced and a father of 2 daughters. I am from Dayton and graduated from Trotwood High School.
My favorite hobby is working out and doing physical activities. My favorite game is Spicy Uno. My favorite movies are The Green Mile and The Pursuit of Happiness 
My favorite quote is Want better, Do better – Author: Me lol
What I like most about my job is that I can leave a positive imprint on the lives of the students.
I believe that every student has the potential to grow, progress and achieve success if they understand the power they have through the choices they make.

Danny Brooks

I am 28, recently engaged, and a native of Middletown, Ohio. My hobbies include video games, board games, volleyball, disc golf, biking, and D&D. I love Go for The Gold because it gives students tools they need to live healthy lives in healthy relationships so that they can continue discovering this amazing world! One of my favorite quotes is “To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty and leave the rest for others that come after you.”-Isaac Newton.

TeLana Lee

As a child, my family nicknamed me “Motor Mouth” because of being of many words.  My mother’s favorite game to play with me was the Quiet Game. I always lost.  Today, I allow my many words to empower youth to make healthy life choices and reach their fullest potential; which is why my job is so rewarding to me.  My favorite quote is “For every choice there is a consequence therefore choose wisely!

Morgan Snyder

I am 24 years old (although I am often mistaken for a high school student when I’m presenting our program!) and a wife of 2.5 years to Caleb (he’s what I’m smiling at in the picture you see there). Spending time with so many unique groups of students and having such life-changing conversations with them always keeps my extroverted nature satisfied and gives me hope in future generations (how did I get such an awesome job!?). 
Outside of work, my hobbies include breakfast, lunch, dinner, time in the gym or nature, people-watching and playing Bohnanza (the best bean farming game in the whole world). I love inside jokes; I’d love to be part of one someday. 
Thank you all for taking the time to read about me; I’ll leave you with a quote from the wise Leslie Knope, “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” 

Terrance Landers

I’m 39 years young and I live in Dayton. I have been married for 6 years and have a total of 10 children. I graduated from Greene JROTC Academy. I love basketball and used to play but now I’m a great spectator. I like football as well. I love being an In-School Presenter for more reasons than one, but ultimately seeing how I can impact teenager’s lives and teaching them how to make healthy choices brings a joy within itself. We serve some very bright, smart and intellectual students!

Justin Watkins

I am a millennial with a passion for faith, family, community and creating. My goal in teaching young people is to encourage every teen everywhere to rethink everything that does not lead them to their BEST life possible.

P.S. O-H…..-I-O!!!
P.P.S Twizzlers are life!

Kim Danon

I love my role because I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with many amazing, talented presenters and awesome students. Being in a position to impact today’s teens is an honor and privilege that I do not take lightly. Helping teens receive pertinent information that I did not have the opportunity to hear as a teen, fuels my passion to help young people make life-altering, path-changing and success-planning decisions that will affect generations to come.

I love my family, my friends and all the adventures that my life has offered to make me who I am today!
My favorite quote is “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

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