Austin spearheads the mentoring program for The Bodin Group. Austin has first-hand experience in the wilderness and boarding schools. The mentoring program that Austin has developed assists students with academics, job search, social skills, defining obtainable goals and holding students accountable. As a Business Administration Major and college athlete, Austin uses his skills, positive attitude and goal-oriented mindset to support and inspire students to reach their full potential.
Mike has experience working with youth and young adults ranging from 10 to 22 years old. His experience as the IOP Coordinator at the Bay Area Children's Association gives him a clinical background as well as skills in case management and communication. He has worked with youth with emotional disturbances, unsafe behaviors, drug use and suicidality. Mike confronted these issues by offering compassionate support in addition to strong guidance in terms of personal and lifestyle goals. With a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University, Mike hopes to eventually further his career and education in mental health.
Previously a client of Bodin, Hunter has gone on to play PAC-12 football and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado. A true testament to the Bodin services, Hunter comes equipped with his own “underdog” story and is extremely excited to have this opportunity to make a significant impact in our Mentoring program. His own therapeutic journey has provided him with an enhanced awareness of what many of his mentees are going through. Compelled to return the guidance and empathy that helped transform his own life, we believe Hunter will be an awesome addition to the Bodin team.
Mark is an energetic member of the mentoring program for The Bodin Group. A graduate of the University of California-Santa Barbara, Mark has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and he successfully launched and built his own drone business, SBDroneLife, while earning his bachelor's degree in Communications at UCSB. The mentoring program Mark has developed assists students with academics, job searches, social skills and realistic goal-setting, while holding students accountable. As a sports enthusiast who played soccer, baseball, football and lacrosse while growing up, Mark knows what it takes to set goals -- and then to work hard and achieve them. His positive approach and entrepreneurial spirit inspire students to achieve success.
Alyssa is one of the newest members to our growing mentor team. She recently relocated to San Francisco from her home State of North Carolina, and has been a tremendous addition to our team. She brings a positive attitude, infectious energy, and absolute joy for life in everything she does. Alyssa loves working with kids of all ages, and is looking to use her background in teaching dance, her deep family roots, and her love for animals and life to help improve the attitude and life of those around her.
Cassie Wyckoff is the assistant director of mentoring at the Bodin Group. Cassie is an accomplished athlete who played water polo at the professional level in Hungary and on the USA national team. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she took her waterpolo career to the University of Indiana for college where she studied Human Development and Psychology. Prior to Bodin, Cassie was the assistant coach for women’s water polo at Stanford University and head coach of water polo at The Hill School and Washington and Jefferson College. Cassie is very passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Cassie’s ability to understand and connect with adolescents provides an opportunity to encourage the sense of grit and strategy needed to overcome one’s obstacles. We are extremely excited to welcome Cassie to the Bodin Mentoring team.
Ben has over 10 years of experience in working with youth, adolescents, and young adults with special needs, with a specific expertise in working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Ben specializes in helping individuals with special needs transition to adulthood by providing guidance in developing vocational, social, educational, and independence skills.
Ben is passionate about providing each individual with special needs the proper guidance and support to achieve his or her highest potential. Ben received his B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Psychology from UCLA. We are very lucky to have someone so talented join our Bodin Mentoring team.
Patrick is an enthusiastic mentor who has a deep passion for working with youth and is committed to helping his mentees find success through skill development, goal setting and positive reinforcement. Patrick has built his mentoring skills through three years of volunteer work with Big Brother Big Sister of Santa Cruz and has eight-plus years of camp counseling/coaching. Patrick is currently studying at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz and will be transferring to San Jose State University in 2020 to pursue his degree in psychology. Throughout his high school sports career, he received awards such as “most inspirational player” and “leadership award”. Patrick is also an outdoor enthusiast who loves to travel, hike, surf, rock climb and many more outdoor activities.