The DMB Coaching Team
Dr. Michael S. Brown
Dr. Michael Brown is the Founder, Lead Coach, and Chief Consultant of DMBCoaching. Over the past two decades through national leadership as a management consultant, life coach, motivational speaker, and organizational architect, Michael has engaged thousands of university and community clients in exploring their purposes, relationships, and directions, with special emphasis on developing in each of the Twelve Dimensions ® of Life.
Michael travels extensively regionally and nationally – sharing with college students, higher education professionals, business leaders, and faith communities his insightson human development, life management, dynamic relationships, social justice, redesigning and rebranding organizations for success, and his original Lifegiver ®Leadership Model.
Having studied journalism [B.A.] and political science at Ohio University; counselingand communication [M.Min] at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago; and highereducation administration [Ph.D.] at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Brown is theauthor of the “Twenty-One Father-Son Conversations About Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sexuality.”
Michael has a passion for leading the charge with his wife (Teresa) of 26 years, foursons, and five daughters to be a force of positive change within culture . The Brown Family has served as a household for dozens of foster children over the past 15 yearsand were selected as the 2008 Bowling Green Family of the Year. Michael’s personal hobbies include rigorous exercise, presidential politics, people watching, and peanut butter.
Shawn Cramer has invested the past decade assisting college men in achieving theirpersonal and professional goals as a Director of Campus Ministry for a consortium of twelve university campuses in the greater Denver area. After meeting with thousands of young men from all across the world, he distills this wisdom into powerful coaching opportunities in order to help young men take practical steps into a positive and progressive portrayal of manhood.
With an enthusiastic social media following, Shawn furthers this masculine developmental theme by turning parenting moments with his son into engaging posts called Man Training. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.A. in Theology and Urban Development from Western Theological Seminary.
Shawn married his high school sweetheart, Shayna, and together they have two kids: Jace, a seven-year-old man-child, and Kylie, a four-year-old independent spirit.
Gabe Dunbar has served as a higher educational professional for the past seven years at three different universities: Michigan State University as a mentor in the Honors College, Siena Heights University as the Director of Student Engagement andAssistant Dean for Students, and most recently at Bowling Green State University working predominantly with military and non-traditional students. While at Siena Heights University near Detroit, Gabe worked closely with Greek Life chapters at this Catholic liberal arts institution in their recruitment efforts, philanthropic priorities, and leadership development.
At the center of each of Gabe’s professional roles is mentoring and coaching students who find themselves within a variety of seasons and stations of life. Even now, he serves as a mentor for the Vanguard Men’s Community at BGSU, a thriving men’s movement on campus where highly-visible Greek leaders gather to become the best versions of themselves. Gabe graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Indiana Wesleyan University, and he earned a Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.
Gabe is married to his wife Shauna of five years and father to two children: Harper (3),and Griffin (2). Gabe is a sports enthusiast and loves being outside working on his lawn and chasing his kids around!
Dan Costello has established himself as a leader in the automotive industry where he has ascended to the position of Advanced Purchasing Manager at Dana Incorporated in Maumee, Ohio. Since his undergraduate years at the University of Toledo as a peer mentor of male college students, Dan continues to grow in his passion for developing men and assisting them in discovering and cultivating their purpose in life.
Besides his work as an executive coach, Dan currently supervises a team of five ambitious employees at Dana. In fact, since graduating from the University of Toledo with a Business degree, he has infused his passion for intentionally developing people into the fabric of his career. His corporate senior leadership team recently selected Dan to create a professional development plan to leverage the leadership potential of Dana’s 300+ purchasing employees globally through one-on-one mentoring and coaching.
At the end of the day, what is most important to Dan is his incredible wife Laura of six years, his almost two-year-old son Samuel, and their new baby boy. Some of Dan’s personal interests are performing as a percussionist, running, journaling, and sports of all kinds (as both an athlete and spectator).
Dr. J. Tyler Schwanz
Dr. J. Tyler Schwanz helps to lead one of the largest and fastest growing chiropractic masterminds in the nation. He holds weekly conference calls with graduate students and business owners in an effort to collectively raise the bar within the chiropractic profession, as well as inspire every human being he encounters to dream a bit rebelliously, take risks courageously, and live life without fear. Based out of Waterville, Ohio, he co-owns and operates Rebel Chiropractic, and serves the Northwest Ohio region with Gonstead chiropractic care. He graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a degree in Health Sciences and summa cum laude from Life University in Marietta, GA with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Most recently, Tyler has joined DMB Coaching as a featured blogger to share his inspiring insights and expand his voice nationally. Already a sought-after motivational speaker on a variety of health and wellness topics, Tyler is a featured presenter at AMPED (Advanced Mentorship Program for Entrepreneurial Development) Live Events across the country, where he speaks about life transitions, creating cultures of community, and ironically, servant leadership.
Dr. Schwanz is husband of seven years to Kelsey and father to two sons: Ellet and Holden. When Tyler is outside of the office or not speaking at large-scale events, he enjoys deer hunting, traveling, and snowboarding.