Hello, I'm Joey Mascio
Here's me in a nutshell:
Born and raised in Orange County, California.
Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in beautiful Alberta, Canada.
Got a lovely wife and three amazing(ly crazy) kids.
Received my Bachelors in Creative Writing studying film and television, and a Masters in Education.
Became a certified teen Life Coach through the Life Coach School (12 month, $18k program, btw)
Worked as a performer at Disneyland in multiple shows and roles for 9 years.
Spent two years working in Hollywood in the television industry.
Been a teacher for five years in the public school system.
Founded and ran my own family friendly improv comedy troupe in SoCal for over six years.
Served and worked with teens for the last 15 years.
But here's the stuff about me that really matters:
I've been achieving at high levels my whole life.
I've always had a firm grasp on my thoughts and emotions, even through the most difficult times in my life.
I've built phenomenal relationships with peers and bosses in every job I've had.
I've always gone above and beyond, exceeded expectations, and stayed sane and full of energy while I did it.
I have big dreams, a passion to help teens and young adults, and the skills and background to do it.
I've worked hard at creating a solid mentality that has allowed me to provide for my family and be happy while doing it.
As a public school teacher working with youth, I see how the education system is failing to properly prepare students to go out into the real world.
I created Firmly Founded to fill that gap.