Scott Olsen is a communicator and leader skilled in coaching, teaching, and strategic planning. His 30+ years of practical experience in the nonprofit industry includes executive and creative roles, board leadership, public speaking, and teaching. Scott and his wife Lori have been married 30 years and have two grown children, Madelyn and McKinnley. Scott and Lori have been living in Klaipeda, Lithuania since 2019 while their daughter and son reside in Texas, USA along with the family’s much-loved dogs and extended family. Currently, in addition to teaching communication, Scott and Lori, invest in outreach, instruction, and mentoring of learners from around the world. Their vision and experience include serving with and through other like-minded organizations that are serving people and furthering the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Julija Gaiduk
Dr. Julija Gaiduk has been teaching Psychology at LCC International University since 2002. She has an MA in Counseling and a Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University (VA, USA). Additionally, she has been counseling couples and individuals since 2013 and leading various trainings and seminars on family relationships in churches and NGOs. Julija's research, teaching, and life passions are relationships and adoption/foster care.
Becky Haas is an internationally recognized expert on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) who raises awareness on reducing the effects of childhood abuse and adversity among communities. She pioneered work in northeast Tennessee that has received national recognition as a model other cities should follow resulting in an invitation to present to state leadership in Delaware at the invitation of their First Lady. Becky has led training for Juvenile Justice systems in two states of the US and presented numerous trainings to physicians and healthcare professionals.
After serving eight years in the Marines, Aaron Quinonez, commonly known as Sgt. Q, returned from Iraq to find himself homeless and suicidal. Through many years of hard work, reflection and prayer, Aaron found healing through serving others, including building churches and schools. As a result of his journey, Aaron has tackled the stigma around mental health through lectures, group trainings, and his published book “Healing Thru Service: The Warrior’s Guide to Overcoming Trauma,” as well as launching a groundbreaking app for military personnel and first responders of all kinds to find real-time, peer-to-peer support and suicide prevention resources. Aaron was named Seattle’s Hometown Hero in 2017, followed by a Superior Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs, and has made it his life mission to see as many people as possible find healing in their lives through his award winning curriculum and training based on his transformative book.