Meet the team

Jeremiah Gaines is a proud husband to Allie, father to Anais and alum of Red Oak High School where he was a three sport athlete but focused primarily on football and basketball. After four outstanding Varsity seasons Jeremiah had the opportunity to attend SMU in Dallas, TX on a football scholarship where he would start for three seasons and graduate with a degree in Sport Management. After completing his degree, Jeremiah decided to forgo training for the NFL to focus on his marriage and pursue his Masters degree in Educational Leadership where he learned knowledge essential to student development and the educational pathway between high school and college. Shortly after receiving his Masters, Jeremiah had the unique privilege of being a Full-Time Professor at SMU at age 24. While teaching he received the highest course evaluations (conducted by students) of any Professor in his department. Now, Jeremiah focuses his attention on serving his students at SMU and creating and presenting content to student athletes that is practical, engaging, and thought-provoking.

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Allie Gaines is a proud wife to Jeremiah, mother to Anais and alum of Red Oak High School where she was a two sport athlete and holds the current deadlift record for her weight class. After graduating high school, Allie chose to do the majority of her studies at the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. After one year of working in corporate, she decided to pursue her Masters degree from SMU and will graduate with a degree in Ministry in May of 2022. Throughout her graduate studies Allie has discovered her love for working with children ages 0-5 and also plays a major role in the creative designs Elevate to Elevate publishes. She single handedly created the cover for the book Elevating Your Potential: A Guide For Student Athletes Transitioning to College Sports. 

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