We Are A Collective

of educators, artists, athletes, and adventurers. We believe in tactical learning, self-offense, and building self-awareness creatively.


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Lindsey Davis uses effective communication and strength identification to help talented and driven individuals become more powerful and persuasive. She has worked with members of local governments, community organizations, and educational institutions to craft powerful content, face challenge, set priorities, and deliver stories creatively. Lindsey holds master's degrees in city and regional planning and public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and teaches leadership at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  



Courtney Feldheim began boxing in 2009 and currently competes as an amateur boxer in and around the Baltimore, Virginia and DC area.  Formerly a sixth grade teacher and high school sports coach, Courtney transitioned to full-time trainer in 2012 after finding boxing as a healthy outlet for stress. Courtney has an unparalleled passion for boxing and fitness and is a certified personal trainer, TRX trainer (strength and core), and fitness nutrition coach. 





Once upon a time, Mel attended a couples yoga class with his wife, where most of the other men in the room were also there to keep their wives happy. It would be several years before Mel truly understood the healing and transformation that accompanies a regular yoga practice. Through job stress and a cancer scare, yoga helped Mel's mind, body, and spirit. He practices yoga regularly and aims to make yoga more accessible to people from all walks of life. Mel is a certified RYT-200 instructor.  




Jon Brack is a freelance photojournalist specializing in humanitarian and environmental stories, often in geographically isolated locations.  Recent assignments have included working in Nepal after their earthquake, photographing endangered species on Midway Atoll, and shooting panoramas in the ruins of Chernobyl for National Geographic's website.  He also teaches with Geographic's Photo Camp program instructing youth around the world in how to tell their stories through photography.




Jessie Benson is the founder and creator of FloYo® [www.FloYoFit.com]. FloYo is an international paddleboard yoga and fitness brand leading retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world. In 2012 Jessie left the corporate world to pursue her passion of teaching paddleboard fitness classes full time. Through FloYo classes adn retreats, Jessie helps people find balance in their lives and live a more inspired life - on and off the water.

Would I take another class by this instructor? I even HOPE there is another one taught by her!
— Leadership Student, 2018

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