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About Equip

Founded in 2018, Equip is a 501(c)(3) that started as a health and wellness program for middle and high school student-athletes. Our coaching programs emphasize exploring our thought patterns, healthy behaviors and lifestyle decisions, nutrition, and physical strength and conditioning. Through our Social Connect programs, Equip partners with local agencies and school districts to further our mission of promoting health and well-being across Marin County and beyond. 

Our Leadership


Executive Director 

Andy is a retired teacher and school administrator. He has an undergraduate degree from UC Davis and holds a Masters in Education. Andy is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and finds great joy in meeting and supporting others wherever they are. He’s particularly proud of Equip’s growing community of clients interested in taking charge of their health and well-being. Andy formerly owned CrossFit Novato & Novato Health. He and his wife, Karen, live in Novato with their two daughters, Kali and Maddie.

Stacey Bancroft

Stacey grew up in the South American country of Guyana. She is a proud mother raising her three children, while also studying to pursue a career in the noble field of nursing.  Stacey believes the organizations that we are involved in should directly align with our values, and that our work will serve to remind us that we have more in common than we realize. Being an Equip Trustee allows her to live that mission, and enforces our vision that human connection, health and wellness are important ways to strengthen those ties. Through her commitment to Equip, Stacey hopes to bring more awareness to the challenges and needs of our community and advocate for finding meaningful solutions.

Karen Boone

Karen formerly served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Restoration Hardware. Prior to that, she worked as an Audit Partner for Deloitte & Touche. She currently serves as a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair for Peloton Interactive and Sonos, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Clif Bar, Tory Burch and Collective Health. Karen loves to travel, CrossFit, trail running, basketball, her Peloton bike, spending time in nature and spending time with her family.

Josh Chassman

Josh Chassman has a B.A. from Lawrence University and currently works in San Francisco as a liability insurance broker for corporate clients. Josh coached youth basketball in Marin County for many years and also played in an ongoing men’s basketball league himself. He previously served as a Board Member for the Novato Youth Center. Josh has lived in Novato, California for over 17 years and is married to Kate Chassman, a public school teacher. The couple has two teenage daughters.

Mark Moyer

Mark Moyer grew up in Novato, California and is currently a partner in a produce distribution company called Mt Tam Fresh, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego, where he met his wife Julie, and was a first baseman on the USD baseball team. He is also a licensed California attorney, receiving a law degree from San Francisco Law School. Mark is a longstanding volunteer and youth sports supporter in the local community. He has volunteered for Marin Advocates for Children, Novato Youth Soccer, CYO, Novato Park & Rec and Novato Little League to name a few. In what little free time he has left, Mark enjoys CrossFit and being outdoors. He also looks forward to spending time with his kids, Madison and Matthew.

Tony Quan

Tony Quan is currently the 5th Grade teacher for the Novato Unified School District’s GATE (Gifted & Talented Education) program.  Originally from Southern California, Tony grew up in Fullerton and has lived in the Bay Area for 7 years now. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he received his teaching credential.  He is currently working towards a graduate degree in Educational Leadership. Tony has been in public education for over 10 years and is an advocate and activist for social justice and equality in our schools and community.  He enjoys working with kids on a daily basis and believes every child deserves access to a quality education and opportunities. In his limited free time, Tony enjoys being active. He can be found hiking, spending time with friends and family and tending to his ever-expanding collection of houseplants.

Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd always wanted to be a trainer and loves working with kids. As her two daughters were getting older, her passion to train teen athletes grew. She really wanted to make a difference in injury reduction for teens after hearing about the increased knee injuries kids, girls in particular, were sustaining in sports. Julie is a Certified CrossFit Coach, CrossFit Kids Coach and a Functional Strength Coach. When Equip was formed, Julie began to focus on teen athletics strength and conditioning. Her commitment to teen training led her to research and educational opportunities at Stanford University, shadowing their strength sessions on campus. She continues to bring her knowledge and passion to local athletes and schools including San Marin High School, Novato High, Sonoma Academy, Santa Rosa United and MarinFC. Julie and her husband, Geoff, reside in Novato, California with their two girls.

Bob Scheppler

Bob Scheppler and his wife, Michelle, live in Novato, California with their two teenage children, Kaley and Anthony. Bob just completed his 21st year with the San Francisco Fire Department. He works as a Lieutenant on the only two Rescue Squads in the City. Bob has been coaching baseball since 2002 at all levels from high school to little league. He’s passionate about volunteering his time with youth athletics and looks forward to continuing to grow strong baseball players through our Equip Sports Program.