Adam McLane is a lifelong student of youth ministry, a veteran youth pastor, and mentor to an ever-expanding web of students and adults. Adam created and later sold Youth Ministry Exchange, an online community for youth workers, before joining the team at Youth Specialties in 2008. While at YS, Adam lead a wide array of initiatives to greatly expand the company’s use of email marketing, online marketing, social media, and mobile application development. In September 2011, Adam left Youth Specialties to join The Youth Cartel, a full-service consulting firm specializing in helping churches, businesses and ministries connect with teenagers, young adults, and youth workers. Adam and his wife Kristen live in San Diego, California, with their three young children.