Our Team


Tressa Dorsey, CBSC, CCSP, GCDF

TAD Grants President & Founder

Tressa Dorsey has 20 years of comprehensive experience working with a multitude of workforce organizations, their boards and practitioners.  She specializes in providing  professional development training, grant writing and technical assistance to non-profit, tribal, local and federal organizations. She holds multiple certifications in workforce and career development positioning her to provide innovative training solutions at multiple organizational levels. In addition, Dorsey’s commitment to the recognition and improvement of the Workforce System is demonstrated through her service as the Region 9 Director on the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Board.

Dorsey started TAD Grants in 2008 and has gone on to develop a team of professional consultants across the country to improve Workforce Development Programs and Systems as well as the quality and quantity of participant services offered across the U.S.


Aaron Leson, MBA, Master Trainer

Director of Training and Development

Aaron Leson has a diverse professional background that spans from elementary school education to large-scale corporate training. As a Master Trainer for the National Career Development Association, Aaron has provided professional development and training to thousands of individuals in numerous industries. Aaron's many credentials, including his Business Services Consultant Certification™ and Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor credential, provide him with the ability to create well-crafted messages that inspire positive growth in employees and the greater corporate culture.

Aaron's passion for teaching and his ability to communicate in a relatable and enjoyable manner with diverse audiences make him a natural leader and facilitator. He focuses his content on well-researched, data-proven solutions that are both transferable and customizable to companies of all industries and disciplines. Aaron holds a Bachelor Degree in Education and a Master Degree in Business Administration.