Building strong foundations through the development of comprehensive strategies
that motivate communities, families,
and youth to achieve their goals
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Consultant noun
A person who provides expert advice professionally

Youth Architect consultants' goals are to use our experience and expertise to assist clients in developing strategies to address their needs. A consultant's ability to quickly produce results comes from their ability to focus on a specific concern without getting distracted by operational or organization-wide issues.

Elliott Epps, M.P.A, J.D.

Elliott, a native of Aiken, SC, believes in the power of young people to change the world. He has almost 20 years of experience of working for and leading youth focused organizations and initiatives. Elliott’s formal education has come from Wofford College and the University of South Carolina with both Masters in Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate. He developed a statewide youth network around diversity and inclusion; organized regional statewide conferences; and piloted an anti-bullying program. As an attorney, he served as a prosecutor in both Aiken and Charleston counties. He served as a founding participant, executive director and now board member of the City Year organization in Columbia, SC. City Year is an innovative national non-profit which allows diverse teams of 17-24 year olds to give back to the community by changing the world. The teams of young people serve as tutors, mentors and role models in the most underserved schools in our country.

Most recently, Elliott has started Columbia Social Dance as a fun, community-building vehicle to teach middle school aged young people life lessons, manners and contemporary ballroom dance. The program is in its 3rd year and has grown from one class of 42 young people to five classes with over 225 people and continues to grow.

Elliott and his wife Amy, who is originally from Lexington, SC, live in Columbia and have three amazing sons (John Elliott, Thomas and Sullivan). Amy is a cardiologist for Lexington Cardiology. Amy and Elliott are members of Trinity Cathedral and enjoy traveling as a family, pulling for their favorite college sports teams, and watching their boys grow up way too fast!

Elliott specializes in:
Bringing people together and assisting individuals, group and communities to make strides in reaching their potential in areas of leadership, diversity, service and teamwork


Brian J. Silldorff MS, CLC-Life Coach
Brian’s 20+ years in full-time youth ministry at corporate sized churches and five years of part-time paid youth ministry at a program sized church has equipped him with the experience needed to advise church leaders, school officials and volunteers who work with youth.

Brian specializes in:
Youth Minister Search Process, Trip Planning, Experiential Learning/Service-Mission Work, Program Development, Student Leadership and Sustainability