Especially for Athletes (“E4A”) is blessed to have an amazing team behind it to help support and grow.
Below is a list of our amazing board members

Jason Coulam

Jason Coulam is a Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of Avalaunch Media, an award winning digital marketing agency with its headquarters near Salt Lake City, Utah. Jason’s responsibilities include marketing, lead generation, partnership growth and strategic business development. 

Avalaunch Media drives lead generation and customer acquisition through visual content, search engine optimization, paid search management and other digital marketing techniques. As a result of their unique approach, the company has been fortunate to work with some of the worlds leading brands such as Home Depot, Groupon, Salesforce, ADP and many others. 

Jason recently graduated from University of Utah’s Executive Masters of Business Administration program and has his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing (also from the University of Utah). 

Prior to Avalaunch Media, Jason spent over 13 years as an executive at one of Utah’s fastest growing and largest privately held companies, Prosper Inc. He has been personally recognized for his business talent as the recipient of Utah Business Magazine’s “Forty under 40” award.

When Jason isn’t working you’ll find him spending time with his beautiful wife and three children (two girls and a boy). He has a passion for the outdoors and loves to ski, snowboard, fly fish, hike, camp, or anything else adventurous. Jason is proud of the fact that he’s one of only three Detroit Lions fans living in Utah.

Nick Griffiths

E4A is an amazing organization that is changing lives.  I am proud to be a board member of this wonderful organization.  I encourage everyone to donate to and get involved with E4A or any type of organization that serves others and makes the world a better place.  Nick Griffiths is a Senior Vice President and Corporate Relationship Manager for Zions Bank.  He has worked in various Corporate and Commercial Banking functions for Zions Bank over the past 16 years.  He is passionate about corporate finance and loves working with companies to help them finance corporate goals and objectives.  Nick and Lindsay Griffiths have four beautiful children that keep them extremely busy. 

Landon Taylor

Landon and his wife Kelsi live in Alpine Utah. They are the proud parents of 5 energetic children. Landon is the co-founder and CEO of bestcompany.com in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He’s also a co-founder of Skyrocket Media and currently sits on the board. Landon has been involved coaching and mentoring youth for over 15 years and has a passion for helping young people recognize and realize their amazing potential. 

Landon believes in the mission of E4A because it champions the enduring principles of character, caring, and spreading good throughout the world no matter your status or stature.

Mike Snarr

Mike Snarr was born in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Management. He also studied English and English literature.

Snarr began his career as Marketing Director for KTVX-TV (Channel 4 Television). Five years later, he joined the Salt Lake Advertising firm, Fotheringham and Associates where, as vice president, he helped develop marketing and media strategies for clients. He also served on the Management Team and helped develop new business.

In 1983 he moved to Triad America to become its Vice President of Marketing Services, where he managed all marketing, advertising and public relations for the company.

He joined the Utah Jazz in 1986 as an account executive in it’s Sponsorship Sales department. In time, he was called to head up Sponsorship Sales, where he and his team worked to create partnerships with key national and local companies for the Jazz, the Salt Lake Bees, Tour of Utah, Miller Motorsports Park, and Megaplex Theatres.

As an active participant in community service, Snarr has served on boards and done charitable work for the American Cancer Society, The Family Counseling Center, AMICUS, the fund-raising arm of IHC hospitals in Salt Lake City, the Children’s Museum of Utah, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Utah, FIRST Utah Robotics and Especially 4 Athletes, a high school mentoring program designed to fight against
bullying, suicide, and drug addiction among high school students.

Mike and his wife, Tamie, reside in Salt Lake City and are the parents of four children. They became grandparents for the first time in 2017. Mike enjoys playing golf, trying to stay in shape, and spending as much time with his family as they will allow.

Mike recently authored the book Long Shots and Layups; Memories and Stories from the Golden Era of the Utah Jazz, published earlier.

Kim Naegle
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Alli Bills
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Jeff Eure
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Daniel Luke
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Spencer Bond
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Nate Smith
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Stacy Jensen
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Ryan Smith
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