Ruth Lamberty founded Adult Prep, LLC, a hands-on education company, after nearly two decades of marketing, communications and engagement work for various non-profit and for-profit entities. She began her career as a communications associate and rapidly progressed to the positions of Director of Marketing; and Director of Engagement and Communications, responsible for overseeing community outreach and meeting formerly unmet public needs.
Ruth has guided teens and adults in the areas of message development, public speaking, school and career goals, executive functioning and presentation skills. She also volunteers with several community organizations where she helps shape programs for team building, community engagement and self-focused goal setting.
The creation of Adult Prep came after Ruth noticed an unmet need to better prepare our children to stand on their own two feet when they leave home as young adults. This enriching of lives through the hands-on teaching of life skills focuses on rapid skills development in the area of independent living.
Ruth received her B.S. from the University of Florida and has received numerous continuing education credits in related fields.
Jessica Dishell is, first and foremost, a parent of two young adults. As such, and throughout her varied and fulfilling career, she has become aware of and passionate about the importance of emotional stability and a healthy mind in our teens and young adults.
From customer service to owning a restaurant to non-profit community engagement, Jessica’s career path and family life have all led her towards fueling and fulfilling that passion.. Immediately drawn to the mission of Adult Prep, Jessica knew the foundation and company culture aligned perfectly with her passion and she fell right in-step with founder Ruth Lamberty’s vision and drive to equip our next generation with the skills for success. She is currently seeking her Coaching Certificate through the International Coach Federation.
Dr. Jason Parcover holds his Ph.D. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. His career has been spent in service to students, currently as the Director of the Counseling Center at Loyola University. Providing leadership for this comprehensive mental health counseling center, Dr. Parcover not only counsels students and private clients, but teaches and also provides administrative and clinical supervision and professional development mentoring for his entire team. In support of academic and personal success of students, some of his specialties include: suicide prevention, bereavement counseling, self-care advancement, treating anxiety and depression, threat assessment and crisis response.
Credentialed by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the American Red Cross, FEMA, the National Association of Sport Psychologists, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, Dr. Parcover has authored more than 35 articles, papers and presentations and has helped hundreds of families to find their best selves. A devoted husband, father of three and community volunteer, Dr. Parcover thoroughly enjoys his work and giving back to the students and families of Baltimore.
With over 30 years of extensive financial accounting experience, Mr. Lamberty is well-versed in the development and implementation of financial systems and achieving operational objectives through purposeful planning and problem solving. His background ranges from large corporations such as National Geographic Society and APCO Worldwide to medium and small companies like National Press Club, Troika Entertainment and now Adult Prep. His knowledge in these arenas makes him the ideal CFO to complement and enhance Adult Prep’s processes and goals, securing their financial health, enabling expansion and the ability to guide more and more young adults.
George is thrilled to be working alongside his wife as an integral part of the growth of the community that coaches the next generation.
A recent graduate of the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Innovation, Ariana is excited to be on the team of this ground-breaking business. As a new graduate, she knows first-hand what it takes to push through the challenging situations we all face during our formative years in order to learn, grow and thrive.
Ariana looks forward to putting her experience to good use with Adult Prep, building her career and continuing to learn while helping other young adults develop the requisite skills needed to succeed..