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Vashti's House training specialist
and personal support provider

"Hi, I'm Coach E! I have over 25 years experience in coaching, mentoring, and counseling.  I have a passion for studying and inspiring individuals to reach their potential.  I am excited to learn how I can support you or your organization."

"How Can I Help you?"

Coach E. provides bi-lingual services

About Coach E.

George Escalante (Coach E.) has extensive training and experience in trauma and trauma recovery for those who work in service to others.  He was a contributor to the search and recovery efforts at "ground zero" in New York, after the 9/11 attacks.  George also served on the recovery medical team in Haiti after the 2021 earthquake.   In addition, he has served on various mission trips to South Korea, Haiti, and Belize.


Coach E. is currently a full-time Resiliency/Wellness Advocate for Salem Health as well as the lead chaplain for the Salem Police Department and Salem Fire Department.  

Coach E. is a resident of Salem, OR.  He has been married for over 38 years and has two children and four grandchildren. 

Service and Commendations

  • Resiliency and Wellness Advocate for Salem Health

  • Lead Chaplain for Salem Police Department and Chaplain for Salem Fire Department

  • Recreation Specialist and Crisis Negotiator for the Oregon Department of Corrections

  • Wellness, Peer Support Team: Oregon Department of Corrections

  • SART (Sexual response team): Oregon Department of Corrections

  • CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Teams at Oregon State Correctional Institution

  • USA Football and Courtyard Marriott's "Inspiring Greatness" coach's award  

Education and Certification Highlights

  • Bachelors degree in Social and Criminal Justice and a master's degree in Mentoring/Coaching 

  • Certified Trainer for STRESS FIRST AID

  • Traumatic stress Relief EMDR-EI from the Vermont Responders Wellness Center

  • FBI Crisis Negotiator

  • American Red Cross: Psychological and Mental Health First Aid

  • Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST) Chaplain's Advanced Academy

  • Grief Following Trauma from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.


Association of traumatic Stress Specialists

International Association of Police Chaplains

Global Initiative on Stress and Trauma Treatment

"I met Coach E. when he attended a Vashti's House Emotional Wellness Community WorkshopI was personally encouraged and inspired after meeting Coach E. because of his genuine love for people and his extensive knowledge and experience in helping individuals who are on the front lines of helping others to manage the affects of secondary trauma and toxic stress from chronic hypervigilance.  Vashti's House has been working to provide the most impactful professional development training in regards to helping individuals manage their own stress responses for long-term health and recovery.  I am absolutely thrilled that Coach E. has joined our professional support services training team.  If you are interested in learning more about utilizing Coach E.'s experience and expertise don't hesitate to contact him directly or reach out to us here."  Vashti Young ~ Founder and Director of Vashti's House

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