Dr. Alan Pickering - Founder of Ultimate Life Now & Lead Counselor
Alan grew up in New Jersey and became a Christian at age 17. He worked in the inner city of Philadelphia with the gangs while attending Northeastern Christian College in Villanova, PA. He currently has an extensive counseling practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He finished his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX (Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies). His graduate studies include Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX (Masters of Divinity), Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA (Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy), and Harding University in Memphis, TN (Doctor of Ministry). He has done course work at the University of Texas (Arlington), Fuller Theological Seminary, and has been intermittently working on a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Alan has been married to Tamara for 36 years. They have adult children and are now enjoying this era of grandchildren.
Tamara Pickering - Certified Life Coach, Speaker, & Connect Group Leader
Tamara is the wife of Dr. Alan. They have been married for thirty-six years and have adult children and an ever increasing amount of grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, the beach, hiking, bargain hunting, her dog Slate, and east coast pizza!
Together with her husband, Tamara has spent a lifetime working with individuals, couples, and families. She believes the best awaits us when we seek to get to the truth about ourselves. She knows we can all excel beyond our current situations and circumstances. Our challenges provide opportunities for growth. Therefore, Tamara is passionate about assisting people in reaching their full potential.
As your Life Coach, she will come alongside you to develop a personalized action plan. Encouraging you to replace indecisiveness with wisdom and motivation. She will guide you in achieving clarity and confidence. Tamara's insight, compassion, and energy will provide aid with personal and professional goals, enrich your relationships, improve your health, and help you find your spiritual purpose.
Tamara coaches adults, students and children. Contact her today. Your best awaits you!
Landon Pickering - Speaker & Ministry Consultant
Landon Pickering is a dynamic leader and communicator who has a passion for seeing people come to know Jesus and to build the local church. Growing up as a pastor's kid and being immersed in ministry from an early age, Landon has developed a modern and appealing approach to ministry. His passion for the church and youthful style gives him the ability to capture audiences of all generations. His vast knowledge and ministry experience gives him a unique perspective in equipping the church to become a strong force in creatively reaching those in their community.
Landon's leadership experience was largely attained after serving many years leading one of the largest youth ministries in America, along with overseeing several multisite locations. Landon's years of leadership within the church has fueled the vision he now has to assist staff and church leaders to reach their full potential. Landon resides in Dallas, Texas and is an avid lover of trips to the beach, pizza, and basketball. He is an active member of Fellowship Church led by Pastor Ed Young.
Aimee Nucum - Executive Assistant
Born and raised in the Philippines, Aimee moved to Texas at age 7 with her family. She is the youngest of five and is a proud aunt to nine nieces and nephews. Aimee enjoys spending quality time with her family, game nights, cooking, singing, dancing, and anything music-related.
Aimee accepted Christ and was baptized at age 16. Her passion for working with adolescents derived from consistent volunteer involvement with the youth ministry for five years, where she built meaning relationships with students and helped lead them to a Christ-centered life. Her interest in working with this population and their families was enhanced during and after her undergrad internship in a drop-out prevention program, where she worked with pregnant and parenting teens and facilitated student support groups.
Aimee obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a minor in Psychology, from Texas Christian University. She is a licensed baccalaureate social worker in the state of Texas and is also currently attending TCU to obtain her Master's in Social Work. She thoroughly enjoys expanding her knowledge and plans to use her competence, values, and skills to help others in any way possible.
Robert Simmons Jr. - Life Coach
Robert is a certified Executive and Professional Coach, which he earned from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A retired Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Robert has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science majoring in management. While in the Marines, Robert was certified as a Career Advisor and Substance Abuse Counseling Officer providing guidance for hundreds of Marines and Sailors through his 24-year career.
Robert is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt specializing in Lean principles. As a performance improvement expert in the defense and health care industries, Robert has helped shape policies, procedures, and processes for businesses and the people who lead them. He has been coaching in the military, local community, and business for more than 15 years and has a wide range of experience.
Lauri Simmons - Pastoral Counselor
Lauri is a wife and mother of two incredible children. God has used Lauri in and out of church for more than 20 years helping and encouraging women in various ways. Lauri has taught and mentored ladies in marriage, relationships, and many other aspects of life. Her positive and Biblical approach leaves people with actionable steps they can take to experience a more fulfilled life.
One of Lauri's biggest passions is parenting ADHD children. Lauri herself is ADHD and raising her son who is also ADHD has driven her to help many parents with understanding and learning techniques that enhance the child's giftedness. Having served as a substitute teacher as well as children ministry leader, she saw the consequences of adults not being educated in how to treat and tap into the strengths of ADHD students. Her insights and experience has helped many change the direction of their children's lives.
Sara Tanner - Ultimate Life Intern
Sara was born and raised in Houston, TX and moved to the DFW area in the fall of 2012. Sara accepted Christ at age 13 and was baptized at age 18. She has worked alongside kids throughout high school through Ready Set Teach courses. Through Fellowship Church, Sara continued her passion with children by serving at FC Kids and leading MIX Plus groups of adolescents through The MIX student movement for four years.
Sara received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington, with an emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent Development. Sara will continue her education by obtaining a Graduate degree in Biblical Counseling.