SetPath gives young adults the guidance, tools, and determination to live a more purposeful life.
We’re more than just goal setting. We’re about life setting. A goal is something you set out to achieve; when you reach it, it’s done. We’re in it for the long haul. We’re committed to helping young adults navigate the ever-changing journey of life with a comprehensive plan. Too often younger people are thrown off course by The Drift—an invisible force that pulls you down and makes you doubt yourself and your purpose. SetPath gets you back on track.
Everyone has a purpose and a calling—we’re here to help you tune into yours.
Founder & President
For the past two and a half decades, Daniel has led a team of executive coaches who help business leaders to better lead themselves, their teams, and their organizations.
Along with coaching thousands of leaders through this process, he co-authored Living Forward which is now helping people create these life plans in more than 20 languages.
As he walked older people through this process, he heard two common remarks. “This is life changing” and, “I wish someone would have introduced me to this when I was in my 20’s”. And so, SetPath was created, to help younger people who feel lost find a path.
Daniel and his wife Sheri have always had a passion and felt a calling to mentor young adults as they head into this defining decade of life. In 2020, they felt it was the time to make this stage of life planning and mentoring a reality. Daniel serves SetPath by being an advocate, spokesperson and co-founder—and holds the official title of ‘dad’ to Dylan and Wesley.
Chief Hope Officer
A high school educator for over three decades, Paul has dedicated his personal and professional life to helping young people achieve their potential. After 28 years at Jesuit High in Portland, including a decade as Principal, Paul came to SetPath as Chief Hope Officer in January of 2022.
Says Paul, “Watching high schoolers become deeply concerned about the world and their own uncertain futures, I became convinced of the urgent need for SetPath. By utilizing our LifePlan and meeting with our skilled, caring mentors, young people are finding purpose, hope, and direction. We aim to make SetPath available worldwide, free of charge, for tens of thousands of young adults—which will make for a better world for ALL of us!”
Paul loves working with young people. In addition to being a longtime high school teacher and administrator, he has been a youth coach, Sunday School teacher, and trustee for organizations that serve young adults, including Edison High School, University of Oregon’s Enrollment Advisory Board, and the Children’s Cancer Association.
Marketing & Branding Manager
Dylan works with the SetPath team and outside creatives to build and share the SetPath mission. In addition to overseeing SetPath marketing, Dylan is also a certified SetPath Guide.
After being mentored for nearly two decades, he’s had the opportunity to return the favor and has mentored some amazing people over the last several years. Working as a SetPath Guide side-by-side with Planners has been a true testament of Dylan’s belief in the power of relationships.
He currently lives in Tualatin, OR with his beautiful wife and baby girl. Surfing with friends, hanging with family, and enjoying the outdoors is what he lives for.
Wesley works with SetPath Guides to train and equip them to lead young adults as they go through the SetPath program. Wesley knows how impactful and life changing the Life Planning process can be and has a passion for working alongside both Guides and Planners on this journey.
Wesley has mentored young men since graduating high-school and knows what it’s like to be drifting through those defining years of life; he hopes to bring clarity and direction back to those who choose SetPath. If Wesley is not working, you’ll most likely find him mountain biking, snowboarding, woodworking, or fixing something that is broken.
Coordinator of Everything
Kristin helps the SetPath team make sure they have everything they need for optimal growth. From meeting with key stakeholders to strategizing and executing events, her drive is what helps SetPath move forward. She is responsible for facilitating the relationship between SetPath and outside sponsors, donors, and organizations that want to come along on and support our journey.
Having spent 14 years at Building Champions—where the seed of SetPath was first planted—she's passionate about what SetPath stands for and has loved supporting every phase of the journey. Kristin lives in Oregon with her husband Alfredo, her two kids Madeline and Alexander, and an extremely large cat named Princess Buttercup.
Dayne works with the SetPath team as a full-time Staff Guide. Dayne is passionate about encouraging and pouring into the next generation.
Dayne has been working with teenagers for nearly a decade as a Youth Pastor, and loves watching young people form their identity as strong, capable, and influential members of society. As a student of teenage culture, Dayne seeks to understand, and learn from the next generation, whilst giving wisdom where he can.
Dayne lives in West Linn with his amazing wife, tremendous son, good dog, and angry cat. When not mentoring, you can find Dayne surfing, fishing, running, or listening to a podcast about probably nothing important.
As one of our SetPath Guides, Kendra mentors and cares for several of our Planners on a daily basis. Her main goal is to help each Planner harness their fullest potential through implementing their Life Plan over the course of 90 days. Her exceptional ability to champion and encourage others allows for our Planners to feel confident in reaching their goals and building their legacies when journeying alongside her.
Kendra currently lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon with her husband Shea and dog, Nollie. A true foodie, Kendra can often be found at a local coffee shop, wine bar, or practically anywhere that serves french fries. She also loves to travel abroad, embracing new cultures and experiences whenever possible.