Founder & Facilitator


Laura brings over 27 years of teaching experience to TeenMax Leadership Camps and is our primary facilitator. Born and raised in the Tampa area, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Health Education. She has taught middle school in central Florida since 1989. Through studying the needs of teens throughout her career as a middle school teacher, she has effectively used creative strategies to assist her students in becoming stronger academically and socially. Though she teaches science she has even managed to slip positive aspects of maintaining strong physical health into her classroom. Laura has made it her mission to help teens learn how to "plug into" life! At fifteen years of age, Laura began her teaching career when she started instructing younger students at the hall where she trained in gymnastics. She also holds black belts in several martial arts and has earned the rank of "Shidoshi" in the art of Bujinkan Ninjutsu. Laura traveled with her husband John to Japan in 2015 to train with the Grandmaster of the Bujinkan NInjutsu system.




John is a former public school teacher with many years serving in the public school system as well as many years of teaching self-protection in the private sector. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education. John also holds the rank of black belt in several martial arts and is currently training to earn the rank of "Shidoshi" in Bujinkan Ninjutsu. John facilitates our "anti-bullying" curriculum as well as our "wellness" curriculum. A licensed massage therapist and trained acupressurist, John is the President and Founder of Kaji Harmonizing Therapies located in Pebble Creek, Florida.




Trish Buzzone is an Independent Certified Speaker, Teacher, Coach and Founding Partner with the John Maxwell Team. She has been facilitating Executive Round Table Meetings and Mastermind Groups since the early 90’s. She has traveled the country since 2006 as a business consultant – having conversations about personal leadership development with people from all walks of life. Trish joined John Maxwell’s international team in 2011.

Trish works with local leaders and business owners to help grow their business from their inside operations to outside sales. Her approach is consultative and collaborative. Trish is a leadership mentor and accountability coach honing her gifts since 1995.

Trish’s purpose in life is to inspire people to effective action toward the fulfillment of their purpose.