Traci Hanks, MS
Marketing & Outreach
After working as an Academic Coach at Gonzaga University, and in special education support for the Coeur d’Alene School District, Traci started as a part-time Educational Coach over ten years ago, when Northwest College Support was still in formation. Traci was a founding member of the program, helping write early versions of the website, mentoring/ coaching students, setting up student residences, and working in the front office of Cultivation Counseling (the outpatient mental health branch of NWCS). After 3 years of full-time academic coaching at NWCS, Traci moved into admissions, marketing, outreach, and professional relations. Since then, Traci has helped admit and place nearly 300 young adults into Northwest College Support, Gemba Gap Program in Boise, and Initiate NW (for older young adults). Additionally, Traci manages marketing and social media for Cultivation Counseling’s three branches (Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and Boise), and Confluence Counseling in Minneapolis. Traci earned her Masters of Science in Psychology, with a certification in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2017, and is also working towards a certification in digital marketing. Away from work, Traci has dedicated her time to serving on nonprofit boards supporting efforts in local public education, enjoys cross country skiing, and spending time with her dogs and husband.