Meet the Team
Program Development Team Leaders
Founder & CEO
Gary Ferguson is a highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran
(Tet 1967 – 1968)
"Pathways for Veterans was created as a non-profit 501(c)(3) to help other veterans understand the VA resources and offerings. The Pathways program will enroll you in transformational activities that help guide you along the way."
Julie Rodriguez, co-founder of Inner Journeys Life Coaching. Julie is a Certified Dream Builder and Spiritual Life Coach who has a deep passion to inspire and empower you to reach your highest potential to live the life you would love living. Offering techniques, strategies and support every step of the way to close the gap from where you are now to living the life of your dreams. Julie will empower you to shine your light brightly so that you can give your unique gift to the world! Also certified as Meditation Teacher, Neuro-Linguistics Programming Practitioner (NLP) and Hypnotherapist, Julie is well-equipped to teach and work with you to incorporate the predictable laws of the universe into your life to overcome the obstacles and circumstances that often hold us back from experiencing true joy and fulfillment.
In addition to her coaching, Julie also has a Masters degree and is a professor of psychology at Folsom Lake College. In addition to her teaching, she has also been involved in course and curriculum development, student mentoring and student learning assessment processes on campus.
Before developing the skills and finding the path to living her purpose, she worked in the corporate sector in various Human Resources settings. She is now living her dream and wants nothing more than for others to do the same.
Kathy Fairbanks is committed to making a real difference in the lives of our veteran community. Kathy is a born “connector” whose experiences and leadership during a successful 20-year career in the financial services industry lend insights, enthusiasm and compassion to the success of the Pathways for Veterans team.
Kathy’s keen interest in personal and professional development is supplemented by her daily role at Klemmer & Associates Leadership Seminars, Inc. where she leads in the role of Director of Corporate Sales. Campaigning for their mission statement of “Creating bold, ethical leaders who are committed to a world that works for everyone with no one left out” is always at the top of mind.
Prior to entering the financial services arena, Kathy attended Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and received a B.S. in transportation and public utilities management. She is the proud daughter of a United States Marine and lives in Marin County, California with her husband of 26 years and is the blessed mother of two young adults who are both recent Klemmer Leadership graduates.