Carlen Walters,  Co-Founder & President 
Born and raised in California, Carlen holds a Marketing MBA from St. Mary’s College of California. After a 15-year career, she relocated to Greensboro to focus on raising her two boys. She has held numerous Parent Volunteer positions with the Greensboro Day School, focusing on diversity, advancement and child development. She stays current with continuing education, including lectures on child development topics such as Trudy Ludwig's “Emotional Bullying & Relational Aggression,” Dr. Caroline Eidson’s “Differentiated Instruction,” and former NAIS President Pat Bassett’s “Helping Good Kids Make Tough Choices." Recently, she has attended the Institute for Global Ethics Tone at the Top Seminar™ and the 2014 National Mentoring Summit. Carlen is an Integrative Health Coach trained at Duke Integrative Medicine.
1-2-1 Mentoring was co-founded by, Carlen and Aimee, two mothers who were both searching for a non-parent adult to introduce into our children's lives.

What we've discovered is that all children can benefit from having this type of relationship -- not just kids who would typically be considered "at-risk." We, as parents, can and should be intentional about helping our children build these relationships.

Family Coaching has become an integral part of our program . . . ensuring that the children are able to make sustainable changes to reach their optimal potential.

Aimee DePoortere,  Co-Founder & Vice President
An Emory University graduate, Aimee resides in Summerfield with her family. Her career has progressed from the field of early childhood education, to continuing education, and finally to a passion for Child Development.  She has spent the past 13 years raising her three children while researching and implementing effective learning strategies for all types of learners.  Aimee is certified in the Orton-Gillingham based language instruction, has attended the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation’s annual conference, and most recently attended the 2014 National Mentoring Summit.  ​Aimee is also the Founder of The P.A.N.D.A.S. Effect, L.L.C. and former author of the extremely successful "The PANDAS Effect Blog." Aimee is an Integrative Health Coach trained at Duke Integrative Medicine.


Raising a child is a team sport.

Co- Founders