Meet the team
AMG is the opportunity for men to be real so they can get what they really want. It is where men talk about success or failure, sex, or lack thereof and significance even if it seems evasive. AMG is a movement that is passionate about all men living their lives to the fullest potential.
Brian has been a licensed professional counselor for over 20 years. He and his wife Diana own and operate a counseling practice in Springfield, MO.
They are executive relationship coaches and have founded a relational coaching practice. He's the Chief Executive Officer of Authentic Men's Groups, a non-profit organization he founded that's dedicated to the development of the authentic man.
He's also the founder of SOURCE publications. He holds two Master’s Degrees. The first is in Guidance and Counseling, and the second is in Theological Studies.
He is an active writer, and published author. Brian and his wife Diana have been married for 34 years, and they have three sons... Bryant, Brock, and Brenton and two grandsons, Beckett and Brixton.
Brock has been married for 5 years and has two boys. He has a Masters' Degree in Clinical Mental Health. He's also a certified life coach and has been facilitating AMG groups for over four years.
Brock specializes in men's health, anger, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and relationship issues. He has two other businesses and believes in living a holistic life from the Circle of Relationships, so as to get what he really wants.
Sam is an active guitarist and an electrician. He is a husband of 25 years and a dad to three kids, two cats and one dog. Sam grew up on a small farm in Ohio. He enjoys playing guitar, sailing, camping and hiking. He loves the outdoors, a strong cup of coffee and is in search of the perfect beard balm.
Sam has worked in a variety of mentorship roles for over twenty years. He is an advocate of personal growth and has a passion for helping men get what they really want. He is a certified coach and has been a part of AMG since 2016.
Tim has been married since May 23,1980 he's, "Still working that out." Tim has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Tim spent 4 years in the Navy and then went on to spend 37 years at a school district working as an Electronics Shop Supervisor. Now retired, Tim enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking and studying philosophy and spirituality.
Tim has been involved with AMG for 2 years and says, "I have learned that first I am a good man and have been practicing the art of unconditionally loving myself based on the fact that God does and out of that flows my life.”
Reid is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, and lover of coffee. Born & bred in Indiana, he currently resides in Music City, Nashville Tennessee. He got into the helping profession over 9 years ago with the passion to help men be the best man they can be. He enjoys living out that passion through AMG. He has experience in helping both men and women with addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships.
Ev Attended University of Wisconsin Medical School where he received his MD. He has worked as an OB/GYN at Barnes Hospital, Gunderson Clinic and retired from Springfield, Mo. He has also helped many other students accomplish their MD as a clinical instructor at KC Med, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska, University of New Mexico and University of Wisconsin to name a few.
He has also served as a board of director of financial institutions. He was a pilot where he enjoyed pursuing his passion of flying. He is involved in AMG as a coach and is very passionate about helping men with their journey in being the best version of themselves.
Matt is a musician, certified Ramsey Financial coach, and certified Somatic Life coach living in Nashville, TN. In 2022, he authored and published the Soma Finances course for Soma Life Coaching. Through his journey of self-growth, he discovered a passion for helping other men with their development and growth.
"I always believed that getting help was a sign of weakness, especially in a group of men. Now I can't think of a better tool for dealing with our perceived flaws that we are afraid to admit as men."
Stephen was born and raised in the Springfield, Missouri area as a typical Gen Xer. He’s now dedicated to figuring out how to undo most of the stereotypical pitfalls in his life that came with it. Married for the past 26 years, he’s leading his somewhat bemused bride down this path with him.
As a long-time business owner, Stephen also has many years honing leadership skills. He's been involved with AMG since 2017. And because he values this organization so much, he couldn’t help but package up all his knowledge and experience to use as a coach himself. Stephen enjoys traveling, Martial Arts, and pretty much anything outdoors.
Shawn has devoted his life to serving the community as a firefighter. At 40, he is a proud father of a young adult son and a stepson he considers his own from a previous marriage.
Having begun his fire service since at age14 as a cadet with a volunteer fire department, our friend Shawn continues to volunteer with them, working full-time since 2005 for a local fire department. His commitment to public service is evident through his membership in regional and federal response teams, where he puts his skills to use during natural disasters and other crises.
When not working or serving his community, he loves spending time in the great outdoors. He's also an avid bicyclist, boater, and hiker who enjoys the beauty of nature and the thrill of adventure. Shawn's experience and perspective undoubtedly enriches our discussions and activities at AMG.
Jake is an avid traveller, creative, and seeker of all things competitive. He spent the first 8 years of his career as an art teacher and football coach in the Kansas City and Springfield areas before quitting in May of 2021 to pursue a full time art career. In 2022 he got engaged and also published his first book.
"As someone who grew up very involved in competitive sports, I was really nervous about counseling and AMG at first because I thought it was a sign of weakness to reach out. That changed for me when I got really stuck in life. AMG helped me discover more about myself and how I can use that knowledge to create my best life. Having career experience in teaching, coaching, and creativity, I seek to harness those tools into ways I can help other guys create and live their best lives."