Team Category: Staff

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Velva Yonker

About Learning Coach Postition

This position is currently opened.


Janette Anaya

About Janette

Janette joined Escape in 2022. She is a graduate of Hope College and has previous experience working in schools as a Credit Recovery Teacher. She loves to laugh, is passionate about leading her church with her husband in Fennville, and is a great cook!


Isaac Lopez

About Isaac

Isaac is passionate about youth, diversity and God’s kingdom. He is a graduate of Cornerstone University with majors in Biblical Studies and Cultural Studies. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys playing board games, video games and spending time with family. Fun fact: Isaac was a part of Escape when he was a teenager! 


Jeremias Gaytan

About Jeremias

Jeremias “Jerry” Gaytan joined Escape in 2019 and has been a special part of ASAP and Career Connections. He is a graduate of Westshore Community College. His years of experience working in schools and his big heart make him an important part of our team. He loves to mow lawns, share with families in need, and pray for kids. Outside of Escape Jeremias is the pastor of Iglesia Pan De Vida in Fennville and a family man to his wife and kids.


Ruben Silvas

About Ruben

Coach Ruben has been training youth in boxing since 2010, and has been a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing since 2013. He helped found Westside Boxing & Fitness, where he continues to impact youth. He keeps an open door for all, and loves spending time with his most dedicated athletes, who then travel to events and Golden Gloves tournaments. When he’s not at Escape, Ruben can be found painting, making pizzas, laughing, and spending time with family.