Our Board of Directors are passionate individuals that share in the NCPS vision of helping families ethically and responsibly.
Cindy Costley, Owner/ President
Cindy’s passion for growing the company and supporting families across the country is unshakable. Having gone through the college planning process as a mother, and as a client for an Independent Consulting firm, she understands the emotional needs of all families going through the process. Having attained a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, she knows exactly how to help the NCPS family succeed in achieving their client’s college goals. She also has a degree in Dietetics from Cal State Northridge and has worked with families for many years helping them make powerful life changes.
Co-Founder, President, Executive Director of All it Takes
Lori has a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling and was a school counselor for over 24 years with years of service spent at both elementary and middle school levels. The last 15 years of public education service was with nationally recognized Conejo Unified School District. While a counselor, Lori developed a passion for experiential learning and parent coaching, understanding that both child and parent needed support and both were doing the best they could with the tools they had. Having developed and facilitated youth leadership programs, peer programs, and parent workshops district-wide, Lori became a valued resource for teachers, parents and administration at both site and district levels as well as a trusted ‘go to’ for students. In June 2015 Lori left public education to pursue a higher calling, to grow All it Takes such that thousands of youth have the opportunity to attend camp and return to their campuses equipped and emotionally strong enough to make a positive and lasting impact on their own well-being and with their peers. Additionally, Lori works privately and in workshop settings as a parent coach helping parents set appropriate boundaries while encouraging independence, resilience and high self-esteem in their children. She also focuses on the need for parents to maintain and build their own identity in order to thrive independently and within their role as parent and partner.
Being an NCPS board member is a natural fit for Lori as their focus is on the whole student and family. Her entire career and expertise has been in this area at younger ages. Being a part of a team that supports the same as students move into their young adult lives is a privilege and an honor.
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Wendy is an entrepreneur, having partnered in several successful business endeavors; from carpet cleaning to software development and real estate. As with all entrepreneurs there have also been plenty of failures. She believes that in life we learn both from our failures and our successes. Her interest in NCPS stems for an enduring concern for both young people and society. In fact, she had originally set out to be a teacher. NCPS gives her the opportunity to give back in a way that can really touch individual lives and the future.
Kevin is a lecturer, research attorney and part of the sales force at Lexis-Nexis. He received his B.A. from California State University, Northridge, where he majored in Literature and minored in Critical Theory, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also received his Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne College of Law and was part of the award-winning Moot Court Team.
Kevin firmly believes that every individual should have the opportunity and access to higher education. As a member of the NCPS Board, Kevin is proud to be an active part of an organization that assists individuals to attain their pursuit of a higher education and more importantly, places them in a college/university that is specific to their needs and individual goals.
Gavin Walters spends his days as a Corporate strategist and elemental entrepreneur; learning, seeking, and developing facets related to expanding areas of influence and overall social impact. As president of consulting firm, Walters Strategic Solutions (WSS), Gavin and his team at WSS provide strategic planning, organizational development, and implementation services to a range of philanthropic, private sector and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change.
Having spent over 25 years throughout Africa, experiencing first hand the full gambit of beauty, depravity, diversity in culture, and social privilege, Gavin has become an expert in identifying people/projects that strive to create change in their arenas. Most recently becoming a member/investor in Worth While Creations and All it Takes Development, these partnerships are missioned to discover, create, and invest in social impact. Through these avenues, Gavin was excited to discover NCPS and become a part of its vision to impact families through comprehensive planning with exceptional results.
Al Alfieri, Owner, Gold Coast Media and Consulting
Al has significant experience in Advertising, Digital Marketing, and Sales development. Over the last 20 years, Al has developed key marketing and sales strategies specifically tailored to help businesses grow. These strategies focus on the small to medium business and specialize in helping businesses understand their financials in relation to their marketing strategies. Simply put, Al uses what he has learned to help small business focus on what really matters – their growth and their ROI. Al’s experience includes President of California’s largest home improvement company, directly contributing to their growth from 4 million to 39 million in annual sales.
In 2013, Al took his vast experience in sales and marketing and co-founded Stillwater Agency, where he functioned as the companies CEO until he made the decision to start a venture of his own in 2015. Gold Coast Media and Consulting focuses on providing comprehensive services to the small business owner. Al is passionate about helping clients market like the big guys, and use his years of experience to help them grow.
Gold Coast Media and Consulting is a full-service advertising agency specializing in digital marketing and media buys. Our passion is to help our clients build a stand out brand, establish their brand voice and help them become first in their marketplace. We help the client build a comprehensive marketing strategy by putting together a road map to success.