Adulting University

Our Team

Use this area to tell your story. Talk about your failure when you first started looking for a solution. Maybe there was a conspiracy against you, a false belief, a misunderstanding.

Our Founder & CEO:

Traci Bakenhaster is someone who knows first-hand how it feels to be unprepared for life, not to know her purpose, not to know how to be an adult. She knows what it is like to fall and fall hard. In high school she was an honor roll student, involved in sports, clubs, and stayed out of trouble. But at 20, Traci found herself pregnant. She had no plan for her future, and did not see her own worth or value.

As a very young single mom, she found herself on the system until she lost eligibility, then the debt started to grow. She enrolled in college not knowing what to do, took out $85k in student loans, ended up working three jobs at once, and went to school full-time. It was the wake-up call she needed.

She knew she had to go through all of this hardship and struggle so she could help others not find themselves down the same path. Afterall, God had a plan and a purpose for her life and so she is living it out!

Traci has 12+ years of experience in higher education, career-tech, and industry. She has been a speaker to thousands of high school students, and has recently started a fiscally sponsored nonprofit program, Adulting 101. She is committed to her family and her mission, and spends her free time leading youth group, or volunteering in the community.

Her training & certifications include:

  • Masters in Business Psychology from Franklin University
  • Bachelors in Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
  • Ramsey Master Financial Coach
  • Career Coach
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • Youth Mental Health & First Aid Certified
  • DDI Facilitator
  • DiSC Facilitator

Our Instructors:

Chet Beddow

Basic Car Maintenance Instructor

Chet is a retired automotive and diesel bus mechanic and manager. He has worked in the automotive/busing industry for over 30 years. He holds several industry credentials including:

  • ASE Master Technician
  • Master School Bus Technician
  • CDL, Class B w/S&P Endorsement Air Brake
  • Bendix Air Brake
  • Department of Transportation Medial Exam & Commercial Motor Vehicle Certified
  • DOT Inspection Certified
  • Multiple safety trainings and certifications
  • Army Veteran

Resa Tobin

CPR & AED, Narcan, First Aid Instructor

Resa is a community educator who has been teaching and certifying individuals in CPR, AED, and First Aid for years. She is an amazing instructor & makes learning fun! She holds several industry credentials including:

  • American Safety & Health Institute Trainer for BLS, First Aid, CABS, Community CPR w/ASHI
  • Medical Technologist w/ American Medical Technologies


Self-Defense Instructor

Description & intro coming soon!:

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