Lemuel “LJ” Mariano

Lemuel “LJ” Mariano has been a part of the YLI Team for 5 years after serving 10 years as a youth minister in Fresno. LJ currently serves as Program Coordinator and adult ally to young people in Fresno County through the Friday Night Live program, a youth development program committed to empower young people to lead impactful environmental prevention campaigns in their community. He loves conversations around food, technology, music, movies, and comics. When he’s away from work, he loves spending time with his wife and kids.


LJ graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and serves as the Board Chair of the Onramps Economic Development Corporation.