Happy, Healthy Humans.

 

At Slingshot, we exist to inspire and coach young people with purposeful direction for work and life. Our coaching framework helps them uncover the industries and job types they're passionate about, provides pathways to making meaningful industry connections and builds a resiliency mindset for being their own guide.

 

How: Choose What Works for You

        > Six-Week Coaching Program

        > Online Self-paced Course

        > Supplemental School & CBO Curriculum

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Our Team

Lisa White

Executive Director

Lisa White is a professional educator, consultant, and former administrator with Spokane Public Schools.  She has a career spanning thirty-three years including directorship in Express Child Care Programs, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Afterschool Programs, and Summer STEM Camps.  Lisa leads with a focus on social justice and equity, workforce and economic development, and access to high quality academic enrichment and after school experiences for all children and youth pre-K – higher ed.

Lisa catalyzed opportunities for all students (K-12) in Spokane Public Schools to participate in engineering, robotics, and computer science through FIRST Lego League/JR, and FIRST Robotics Challenge. 

Lisa has held leadership roles in local, state and national boards and panels, advising various industries on best-practice working with students and families. Lisa is known for connecting with students and families in deep and meaningful ways. 

Lisa has joined Slingshot as the Executive Director leading overall strategic and operational responsibility for Slingshot’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They will develop deep knowledge of core programs, operations (organizational and financial), and business planning.

Lisa is the proud parent of three beautiful daughters Krysten (31), Neva (22) and Bailey (20).

Lisa is an alumna of Gonzaga University with a master’s degree in Educational Administration.

Tyler Lafferty

Founder

The Founder of Slingshot, Tyler Lafferty, a longtime entrepreneur has built five successful companies in digital marketing, advertising media, and health and fitness. This investment over 20 years, has produced services purchased by multi-billion dollar companies and clients across the nation including AT&T, Amazon, Nintendo, MTV, Tiktok, Twitter and many others. 

Tyler holds a deep-rooted belief that we have an obligation to align our unique skills and interests to an industry and profession that we are passionate about. He has been living into his own passion of helping students dream big and discover new career opportunities.  He's done this through mentorship, speaking in classrooms and developing an online platform connecting professionals and educators (www.a2e.com). 

He’s created a blueprint, called the IDEAS Framework, for helping young adults uncover their passions, align their unique skills and interests to an industry they love and build a network to help them create informational interviews, job shadows and internships. 

His new book, Be More Like You, is a story of a young man unsure of his future and his fortunate encounter with a successful business woman who bestows her wisdom and tactics to help him find fulfillment, purpose, and happiness on his professional journey.

Slingshot was born of that same notion, to teach young adults to honor their real, authentic, being and in this place find true fulfillment and happiness in work, life and service to others.

Tyler is father to three amazing kids and his wife is a longtime educator.

He is a graduate of the University of Washington in Political Science.