Neil Peterson, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Neil Peterson is a social entrepreneur. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He was the CEO of the public transportation agencies in the Seattle, Oakland, and Los Angeles metropolitan regions; … Read More

Jan Carruthers, Executive Director

Jan Carruthers has performed a wide range of functions for Edge since 2012.  Previously, she was a Capitol Hill aide, serving as Chief of Staff for two House members and Staff Director of the International Development Institutions and Finance Subcommittee.  … Read More

Terry Matsumoto, CFO

Terry Matsumoto founded Matsumoto Consulting LLC in 2014 to provide financial and administrative consulting to governmental and transit agencies and the private sector that supports them.  Previously, he was the Chief Financial Services Officer (CFO) of the Los Angeles County … Read More

Denise von Pressentin, Coach Matchmaker

Denise von Pressentin has a special ability to make matches between our students and our Edge Coaches.  She has performed this role with the Edge Foundation since its founding in 2005. She also performs a variety of accounting and administrative … Read More

Tim Kniffin, In-School Program Adviser

Tim Kniffin has a special connection with young people. He served as a youth minister in Chicago, Lima (Peru), Sioux City (IA) and Vancouver (Canada) for more than ten years, in both urban and rural areas. He served as Edge … Read More

Derreck Torres, Lead Trainer

Derreck Torres, ACC, CSS is the Lead Trainer for the Edge Foundation. He is a certified life and AD/HD coach, having received training through JST Coaching and Fast Track Coaching. For the past decade, he has been working to transform … Read More

Rick Ackerly, Academic Advisor

Rick Ackerly is a nationally recognized educator and speaker with 50 years of experience working in and for schools. With a master’s in education from Harvard University, Rick has devoted his career to building thriving learning communities.  He has served … Read More

Mike Powell – Regional Edgeucator – Wash. DC

Mike Powell is a veteran training professional. With over 15 years of training and development experience Mike has helped equip over 15,000 employees with the skills to be successful both personally and professionally. A dynamic speaker and trainer, Mike draws … Read More

Wendy Renoso – Consultant

With over 20 years experience in nonprofit education, Wendy Reynoso has a proven track record in management, leadership coaching, fundraising, strategic planning, and program development. In addition, she has extensive experience in creating, facilitating, and leading training sessions. As an … Read More

Brad Ward – Fidelity Manager – Riverside County / Coachella Valley, CA

Bradley K. Ward, ACC, is a coach and consultant whose 20 years in the nonprofit sector influenced his decision to become a coach. He opened his practice, The Mission Coach, LLC, after relocating with his husband from Washington, DC to … Read More

Lisa Sargent – Fidelity Manager – Yakima, WA

Yakima is home to Lisa and she has enjoyed working with the community through church, service clubs and volunteering within the Yakima School District.   Lisa has a passion for youth and a commitment to helping them realize their potential now and … Read More