The core PAL® team consists of the following people:
PAL® Training Director, Tory Gant
He spent seven years as a youth director doing outreach on the streets of Austin, Texas, helping gang members to overcome destructive lifestyles and to become positive role models for their communities.
For the last fourteen years, Tory has traveled throughout the United States training teachers and students on the PAL® Curriculum to help everyone utilize the potential of youth to create positive changes in their lives, in their schools and in their communities.
Tory has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and school youth development groups across the nation. His unique, dramatic and often humorous style of speaking is bound to engage a diverse range of audiences.
Additionally, he trains on a diverse catalog personal & professional development courses to organizations throughout the Nation. Topics include: “Dynamic Problem Solving,” “Staying Motivated on the Job,” “Nutrition & Wellness,” and more!
PAL® Training Manager, Daina Huntington
Daina received her Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Spanish and Mass Communications from Texas State University. During her years as a student she worked as a Spanish tutor and Supplemental Instructor at Austin Community College. She has always taken pride in being a positive influence on others while encouraging positive interaction and learning amongst students. She has the energetic mindset that it takes to manage a lasting and dynamic program like PAL® and she wishes to continue making PAL® and the students involved as successful as they can be.