Our core team of founders are experts in the field of adult development, leadership, psychology, and education. This group shares a vision of cultivating excellence in all aspects of life and supports organizational and cultural change to meet the monumental challenges of the 21st century.
DELTA DEVELOPMENTAL CO-FOUNDER /// PERFORMANCE COACH, GROUP FACILITATOR, AUTHOR, AND PROFESSOR
Rob McNamara is author of The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken. He specializes in helping leaders resolve their persistent painful limitations to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life. McNamara is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a leadership and performance coach serving clients world wide, critically acclaimed author and Integral Zen Dharma Holder. Rob's coaching helps executives, entrepreneurs and other leaders refine leadership and management skills to achieve excellence and elegance in their personal and professional goals and aspirations. Rob also specializes in bringing developmental tools to athletes ranging from collegiate, Olympic and professional world champions.
McNamara is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. Through the Graduate School of Education and Harvard's Extension School, Rob teaches Adult Development in Professor Robert Kegan's courses. Since 2001 Rob has been providing graduate and undergraduate lectures and courses on Integral Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Human Development. Rob is known by his students for his heartfelt passion for teaching, his conceptual clarity and his playful, yet creative engagement of his student's bodies, minds and hearts.
Rob is currently a faculty member and coach for the Integral Facilitator program with Ten Directions. He has contributed to the Integral movement for nearly fifteen years as a leading integral practitioner. While working with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute he was a founding faculty member for the Integral Life Practice seminar series. Rob has contributed to Integral Life, taught at Boulder Integral, served as a faculty member of the Integral Spiritual Experience for three years and was a faculty member of The Integral Center. Rob’s expertise includes the intersection of integral practice, adult development, leadership, human performance and integral strength training.
Contributions in the business sector include the Stagen Leadership Institute where Rob developed and deployed integrally informed executive curriculum for senior executives and launched corporate wellness initiatives. Rob also served as the Senior Integral Consultant and Human Performance Specialist for Phillips Performance Nutrition.
EDUCATION: Rob McNamara received his Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Susquehanna University.
DELTA DEVELOPMENTAL CO-FOUNDER /// PERFORMANCE COACH, FORMER PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE, AND GRAD STUDENT
Trevor Tierney is a performance coach and graduate student at Harvard University. He is also the founder and president of LXTC Lacrosse Training Center LLC, a company that runs youth and high school lacrosse camps, clinics, tournaments and teams throughout Colorado. Trevor holds a B.A. in Developmental Psychology from Princeton University and is currently working on his psychology masters thesis on adult development in college athletics through Harvard University. In spring of 2015, Trevor also developed a developmental education and leadership training curriculum for the University of Denver men's lacrosse team which won it's first NCAA Div I National Championship in school history.
Trevor Tierney grew up with Hall of Fame Lacrosse Coach, Bill Tierney as his father and was constantly involved in the game from a young age. At five years old, he started playing youth lacrosse and quickly learned that he wanted to be a goalie. Every day after school, he would go to his father's team practices to watch and play the game he loved. His athletic dream as a child was to play for his father at Princeton University, win a NCAA National Championship and be a great lacrosse player, himself.
Those dreams ended up panning out for Trevor with a lot of hard work and determination. He is the only goalie in the history of the game to have won an NCAA Championship, an ILF World Championship, and an MLL Championship. Trevor was a two-time All-American at Princeton University, where he won two NCAA Div I National Championships. Trevor then went on to be named All-World Goalie in the 2002 ILF World Championships in Perth, Australia. In 2005, Trevor also won a MLL Championship with the Baltimore Bayhawks. Trevor finished his playing career in 2007 after playing two seasons with the Denver Outlaws and being named to his fifth MLL All-Star game. In 2012, he was inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He also served as an assistant coach on the University of Denver men's lacrosse team between 2009 and 2015.
However, these accomplishments are only a small part of Trevor's story. He has always been interested in psychology and personal development and his senior thesis at Princeton was entitled, "Playing In The Zone : The Psychological Aspects Of Peak Performance In Sports". In his early twenties, Trevor realized that the identity he had formed around being an elite level athlete had run it's course and that he wanted to learn more about himself, the world and life. Through spiritual and personal development, Trevor began to understand that athletics are the perfect holding container for the personal development of young men and women. He continues to further his education and network with others who are interested in this cultural revolution within sport.
EDUCATION: Trevor Tierney is finishing up his Masters in Psychology at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is from Princeton University. Trevor is also certified in the Subject-Object Inverview, an intensive measurement towards evaluating adult developmental stage. Trevor has also taken the full array of workshops through Jennifer Garvey-Berger's group, Cultivating Leadership, which is a certification program towards supporting adult development in others.
DR. STUART LORD
DELTA DEVELOPMENTAL CHAIRMAN AND ADVISOR /// EDUCATOR, ACADEMIC, AND MINISTER
Stuart Calvin Lord is an American educator and academic specializing in service-learning, multicultural and spiritual education, and leadership and ethics. Lord was a Professor of Sociology and Service Learning and at DePauw University, the Associate Provost and Dean of the Tucker Foundation, executive director of the President’s Summit for America’s Future, Executive Director of the Grover L. Hartman Center and associate provost of Dartmouth College. In 2009 Lord became the fifth president of Naropa University. Lord was the first black president of Naropa University. In 2011, Lord stepped down from the presidency of Naropa University. In May of 2013, Lord was appointed the new Executive Director of the Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder, CO. In 2014, Lord was named senior associate for the Kingston Bay group, overseeing the development and coordination of the Higher Education portfolio working with university presidents, trustees, and senior administrators.
Born in New Rochelle, New York in 1959 in foster care, Lord expressed an interest in community activism from an early age. In the 3rd grade Lord had a profound response to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., inspiring him to lead a life of service and inclusivity. In his youth, Lord was a member of Boy Scouts of America and in 1977 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Lord attended New Rochelle High School where he graduated as an All-American Runner.
EDUCATION: Stuart Lord went on to attend Texas Christian University (TCU), receiving his Bachelor of Religious Studies and a minor in Sociology in 1982. Lord was the only student in his graduating class to receive the ‘Texas Christian University Outstanding Student Leadership Award’. During his time at Texas Christian University Lord also received the ‘Pine Brook Home Association Award,’ ‘The American Legion School Award,’ ‘NAACP Scholastic Achievement Award’ and ‘The Westchester Sunday School Councils Scholarship Award’.
Lord went on to receive both his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1986 and 1987, respectively; becoming the Assistant University Chaplain at DePauw University that same year. During his term Lord received the ‘Honorary DePauw Tiger Award’ and became the Director of Community Service Program of DePauw University in 1987. In 1988 Lord was appointed as the University Chaplain and in 1989 received the ‘Outstanding Young Men of America’ award.
Lord received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in 1993 with a specialization in multicultural education. With his doctorate completed, Lord, from 1993 to 2000, assumed, in addition to his primary duties, the responsibilities of Assistant Professor of University Studies and Director of the Bonner Scholars Program, both at DePauw University. Lord served as the University Chaplain until 1994 when he was appointed as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Leadership Development and Service and Director of Volunteer Programs at DePauw University, these postings lasted until 1996.