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Cory Shepard is currently a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments, and the Varsity Women's Head Coach at Lake Washington High School. He graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. in Sociology, and holds a M.A. in Sport and Health Leadership from Seattle Pacific University. Cory spent 5 years working in the public school system in Gilroy, CA as a teacher and Men's Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Gilroy High School where he took the Mustangs to three consecutive Central Coast Section playoff berths from 1996-1998.
He moved with his wife Karen and two daughters, Madison and Sydney, to Kirkland, WA in 1998, where he was hired as the project manager for a new concept in recreation facilities, the Kirkland Teen Union Building. Cory worked with the non-profit group Friends of Youth in partnership with the City of Kirkland to help design, build and implement a state of the art music and arts facility for teens in the Puget Sound. The resulting facility became the flagship for teen programming and public/non-profit partnerships throughout the Northwest.
Cory also was hired as the Head Varsity Boy's Basketball Coach at Lake Washington High School in 1999 and served in that capacity until 2003. While in college, Cory played basketball and ran track at Div. II Notre Dame in Belmont, CA, played basketball and ran track at Foothill Community College in Los Altos Hills, CA, and finished his last two years at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA as the team captain in 1992 and 1993. He has 8 years as a high school varsity basketball coach, and 1 year as a college assistant. He currently lives in Kirkland with his wife Karen Shepard D.C., and his two daughters, Madison, 12 and Sydney, 11.
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