Leadership by Example:

Empower Adventures Operations

 

Meet the team responsible for the amazing success of Empower Adventures!

 

Joe DeRing – Founder and President
Joe is a true American hero. Having served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Joe returned from service seeking to use his leadership skills in a way that would allow him to contribute to society. Partnering with advisors Dev Pathik and Jason Clement, Joe developed Empower Leadership Sports in Middletown Connecticut. The center and Joe’s incredible personal journey from battlefield to inspirational adventure operator has now been featured on CNN, FOX, and numerous other media outlets across the U.S.

 

Dev Pathik – Chief Development Officer
Dev has owned, operated, and overseen the opening of more than 40 challenge courses, zip lines, and adventure based operations and his consulting and management companies have directed the planning and management of hundreds of community-based recreation and sports complexes in locations around the world.  Dev has led adventure expeditions in the Amazon, Vietnam, Patagonia, the American West, Thailand, and numerous other locations.

 

 
Jason Clement – Chief Financial Officer
Jason is a licensed architect and a nationally recognized sports facility finance and management expert. His consulting and management companies have directed the planning and management of hundreds of community-based recreation and sports complexes in locations around the world. Jason is a driven endurance athlete who has competed in a wide range of obstacle and road races and triathlons. His extensive travels have led him to Africa, Europe, Latin America, and numerous other locations.