Kelly Nunn
Founder & Executive Director
Kelly Nunn, MLD (Masters in Leadership Development), is the Founder and Executive Director of One Degree Leadership. Kelly launched ODL in 2012 after 25 years of playing and coaching sports left her noticing that athletics for girls was far more than what happened on the sports field. She believed that sports is an immeasurable venue for adolescent girls to develop themselves through the many good times, trials and tribulations that come along with sport. As a coach, Kelly always provided an environment that was balanced between athletic development and character development. She noticed that if given the right environment adolescent girls would be able to build a stronger foundation of courageous leadership as they discover their innermost leader and develop their best selves throughout their most formative years. As a result, Kelly’s passion project, One Degree Leadership, was born and hundreds of adolescent girls have been able to empower themselves as our future leaders. Kelly played multiple sports growing up including soccer, dance, baseball, softball, track, and cross-country. She played soccer through college for Community College Nationally Ranked #1 (2000) Cypress College and Division I San Jose State University. Kelly has long been inspiring others, earning Most-Inspirational/Spirit Awards all 4 seasons in college. In 2000, Kelly fell in love with coaching adolescent girls in sports as a club soccer coach and shortly after graduating college, she went on to coach United Futbol Club for nearly 10 years, high school soccer and track at Dana Hills High School (4 years), and high school and middle school soccer St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (4 years). Kelly also coached at the Julie Foudy Leadership Academy in 2009.
Michaela Currier
Operations Director
Michaela came to One Degree Leadership with a passion and a heart for adolescent girls. Michaela graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, which has focuses in counseling and social work. With an uncanny ability to empathetically listen first and speak into others’ hearts, Michaela loves to help others find the best of themselves and encourage them through difficult situations. When the ability arose to work with One Degree Leadership, she couldn’t pass it up as it combined two passions: guiding others and adolescent girls. Michaela’s impassioned pursuit to help adolescent girls navigate through their most formative years made her the perfect fit for One Degree Leadership. Michaela says, “I love how ODL meets the girls in their environment on a level that they can relate to.” Michaela has a wealth of experience working with adolescent girls coming into One Degree Leadership as a JV soccer coach for Whittier Christian, a soccer coach for Ontario Christian junior high, a high school group counselor at Rock Harbor Church for 2 years, and a summer camp counselor for Southern California Seahorses Soccer. She also has experience as a Personal Trainer, which will prove to be invaluable when working with adolescent female athletes. Michaela played multiple sports growing up including, high school varsity soccer, track, and cross-country all four years. Michaela earned the Most Dependable Teammate senior year, for never missing a game or practice, all four years of high school. She continued on to play soccer at Biola University for 2 years her freshman and sophomore years. Michaela is also a mommy and teacher to her daughter Katyn.