April Hoogasian is the Director of Training & Consulting Services and has been with yli for 13 years. April has a passion for partnering with youth and adult allies to build grassroots leadership and thriving communities and is an incredibly gifted facilitator. She has run hundreds of trainings in over 100 urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation, reaching thousands of youth and adult allies. April is also a master certified professional coach, supporting folx to heal and connect to their best selves.
She lives in Fresno, CA with her husband Matt and three daughters, River, Autumn and Aria, and loves making playlists, singing retro classics, indoor and outdoor gardening, photography, and is learning to play the xylophone and concertina.
April’s specialities include Human & youth-centered design, facilitating safe and inclusive spaces, healing and compassionate coaching, and embracing the awkwardness.