Our Team

Dave DesRochers

Founder & CEO

Dave Des Rochers is the founder and CEO 1st & Goal Project. He has been instrumental in the development of Career Transition programs that help people find career happiness and success based on their unique characteristics, capabilities, and types of things they like to do. After retiring as a professional football player with the Seattle Seahawks, Dave had to reinvent himself in a new career. He spent a couple of years as a professional actor appearing in TV shows and movies before spending more than 20 very successful years providing wealth management advice to hundreds of investors and families. He joined PATH2HappiSuccess in 2017 and left the company in 2022 to start the 1st & Goal Project. “After many years as a professional athlete and coach, I founded the 1st & Goal Project to help others find their game plan to pursue their true career calling and a life of happiness and success. It gives me great joy to see people discover new careers that are truly the best fit for them.”

Tim Garrett

Business Development and Marketing

As a strategic, entrepreneurial-minded executive, Tim successfully provided overall leadership in all facets of business. Currently, he works with small business leaders to achieve strong growth goals while freeing themselves from the burdens of the business, so that they can see and realize their full professional and personal potential through coaching and the EOS process by Gino Wickman. His experience includes a partnership in launching an active apparel line, implementing a marketing roadmap to capture significant market share within the wireless mobile phone space, and building and selling a cutting-edge action sports advertising/marketing agency. He has a strong passion and understanding of brand building & lifestyle marketing with deep roots in the action sports and outdoor industries. He inspires success and creates solutions while being willing to take risks in order to build world-class teams.

Doug Wooley

Board Member

Award-winning Diversity & Inclusion, Community and Government Affairs executive with success leading organizations, working with elected officials, C-suite leaders, and grassroots community leaders and organizations. With international experience including Middle East & Africa, Europe, LATM, and Asia, while managing cross-functional teams and diplomatic relations with the United States regional and domestic areas. Doug possesses skills and experience building relationships and partnering with organizations to ensure strategic goals achieving budget and social impact. Proven ability to communicate with crossfunctional and multi-cultural teams while communicating to large audiences, leading teams, andmanaging large-scale initiatives. Doug has helped small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and other influential leaders succeed. By building a more inclusive workplace, community, and business relationships with his strong communication skills and extensive ability to lead teams within the community and withextensive government relation knowledge and outreach.

Mario Fields

Retired Sergeant Major USMC, certified instructor Department of Labor

Mario P. Fields is a dynamic personality and highly sought-after resource in business and professional circles for professionals looking to create and expand business opportunities. He served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps before working at the executive level in the civic sector, developing startup companies in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, coaching Digital Content Creators, and helping transitioning service members. Mario has developed, managed, and led diverse teams throughout the United States, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Africa, Australia, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Mainland Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His reputation reflects unquestionable integrity, resilience, accountability, and he has a strong passion for helping other people achieve their life goals.

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