Fred Jealous founded Breakthrough in 1987. Fred has retired from active participation at Breakthrough and enjoys gardening, reading and writing. Prior to Breakthrough, he spent many years as a teacher at all levels from preschool to graduate school. Locally, he taught Social Science courses and developed programs for veterans in transition, at Monterey Peninsula College. He created Monterey County’s first Men’s Alternatives to Violence Program, and he chaired the statewide coalition of alternatives to violence programs. He founded the local chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, an organization that does workshops on reducing prejudice and claiming pride in our heritage.
Program Director & Breakthrough Presenter
Lee Garland was a graduate of Fred’s Options workshop in 1991, and has been involved in men’s liberation work since 1989. He has been leading Breakthrough workshops since 1994. He is a ReEvaluation Counseling Teacher, been a Men’s Alternatives to Violence counselor, worked with David Schiffman on the Northstar Men’s Project, is an intern with the Human Awareness Institute and has studied Effective Communication with Selwa Said.
He weaves song, humor and insight in his work with men in the Breakthrough workshops and loves to see the transformation in the hearts and minds of men. He is a songwriter, married since 1981, is a father of 3 girls (grown women now), and grandfather of 2 boys.
Ken Jenvey began his journey with the Breakthrough Men’s Community in 1999. He has been a member of numerous leadership teams, including the Blue Shield Foundation study team in 2006, and stepped into the role of presenter in 2010. Ken is passionate about helping men live more fulfilling lives. He has studied Effective Communication with Selwa Said and participated in several workshops with David Richo. He is an advocate for loss and grief support and brings empathy from direct experiences with death, including a spouse, a brother, and both parents. Ken and his wife Valerie are active participants in the Non Violent Communication community, are students in A Course In Miracles, and live a spiritual life according to the teaching of Abraham and the Laws of Attraction. Ken teaches from the heart and shares his own experiences as an example of how the principles of Breakthrough apply to every day life.
Danny Krueger is a 2008 graduate of the Breakthrough Workshop and is a Sustainability / Energy Efficiency industry professional, working as Director of Sales for a Silicon Valley firm. Danny is a triathlete, car collector, amateur race driver, bird hunter, dog lover, wine enthusiast, philosopher and raconteur. He enjoys a thriving 20 marriage and has two children.
Tony Brigantino is an engaging and charismatic presenter with a special knack for using real life examples to help demonstrate the Breakthrough material. He is an adventurous, fun loving man with a zesty view of life.
Tony first learned about Breakthrough from a teenager who had introduced her stepfather to the program. The free intro-night proved to be a beacon for Tony upon hearing these promises, “Breakthrough will provide you with the tools to become a better listener, better husband and better father.” These tools indeed helped Tony become a better listener, better father for his four adult children, and better husband. His wife Christina says “Breakthrough taught Tony how to love”.
Since 2009 he has continually participated in active roles within the Breakthrough community as self-led group member, Ally, Small Group Leader, Site Committee member, Workshop Coordinator, and his current role as Presenter in Training..