Northbound Leadership Project

Allowing individuals to discover their full potential and continually strive for personal growth

Meet the Team

Calvin Yoon:

Founder and President

Calvin Yoon led 12 organizations and clubs, 4 of which he has founded. Calvin graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and is currently a PhD candidate of Integrative Biosciences and Biotechnology at POSTECH in South Korea. During his undergraduate career, Calvin simultaneously served as senator re-elect of the Students’ Association Government as well as an officer re-elect of the 2013 Class Council. Calvin has been consulting student organizations and training students personal and leadership development based on The Social Change Model since 2009.

 “A true leader is someone who helps others do and become more than they ever thought possible” - Calvin Yoon

Terrance Dolan:

Founder and Vice President of Operations

Terrance Dolan graduated from the University of Rochester with a dual degree in Psychology and Biochemistry. During his time in Rochester, he served as President and Publicity Chair of the University of Rochester’s Bowling Club, a Peer Mentor, and as a Workshop Leader in Philosophy and Organic Chemistry earning him a Leadership Citation. He received his leadership training in prior to Rochester, through the Boy Scouts of America where he earned the highest rank, Eagle Scout. Currently Terrance works as a Volunteer Research Assistant at Columbia University, as he prepares himself for medical school. Additionally he continues to tutor high school students and serves as an  Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 60 Fairlawn, NJ.

“A leader’s role is not only one of responsibility, but also consists of guidance, inspiration, and compassion,

all in the service of others.” - Terrance Dolan


MacLain Christie

Personal Development Consultant

MacLain Christie is also a Director of Self Spark, an organization committed to teaching its members effective shortcuts for improving their lives, and is the founder of The Extraordinary Human Project, which aims to create a community of individuals passionate about personal growth. MacLain graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Brain & Cognitive Science, worked as the General Manager of the University’s radio station, and has attended several University of Rochester Leadership Conferences. MacLain recently completed his first IRONMAN 70.3 and is perpetually seeking physical and mental challenges.

“I love seeing people take what I have to say and make real positive changes in what they're trying to accomplish”.-MacLain Christie