With more than 10 years of retail management and operations experience and more than 5 years of military leadership, Chris brings both personal and professional experience to the organization.
After working in retail and operations management for more than 10 years, Chris walked away from a lucritive career to fulfill a calling on his life to serve in the United States Army. Chris served 7 years as a Human Intellegence Collector during which time he recieved numerous accolades and completed several advanced courses including Airborne School, Basic Leaders Course (BLC), Joint HUMINT and Analytical Targeting Course (JHATC), Defense Strategic Debriefing Course (DSDC).
Now a market manager for a well-renowned beverage company, Chris leads a team of 24 employees servicing over 300 outlets. Chris offers an array of vital skills including communication, operations, logistics, human resources, and organizational and team leadership.
With a heart for others, Chris is quick to offer any assistance he can whether it’s putting someone up in a hotel, purchasing new clothes to help someone seeking employment, or simply taking someone out for a meal.
Vice President + Secretary
Brooke is a disabled Army veteran and has witnessed first and second hand the hardships veteran’s experience “on the outside.”
Brooke has a BS in Public Health and is currently working toward a Master’s in Christian Ministry through Liberty University School of Divinity. She has nearly 5 years of leadership experience pioneering and advancing churchwide ministries as well as overseeing various ministry teams at a growing Christian church of 500. Brooke offers a vast knowledge of non-profit operations and management, pastoral care and leadership, project management, and organizational development. She’s a gifted writer which a passion to teach and create.
Her story is one of failure and success, brokenness and blessings, shame and freedom. Having experienced the grandeur of God’s grace herself it is her mission that others, too, would find freedom from the chains that bind them and embrace His relentless amazing grace. You’ll find her sitting at the sinner’s table, compassionately and empathetically speaking to every outsider, destitute, and cast-away of the world. Because after all, that’s the grandeur of grace.
Tami Sue Keller
Tami Sue has a passion for paying it forward. She has raised 4 amazing children that have all become giving adults. Two of the four children are veterans and she is a proud daughter of a Marine Veteran who served 2 tours in Vietnam. She is a conservative Christian with a patriotic heart! She has held various officer positions for several school committees, consulted non-profit organizations on strategy & business plan development, spent over 1600 volunteer hours serving various organizations including Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Way, Interfaith Shelter, and local food banks.
She received a BA in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University in Michigan, and a master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Toastmaster (CTM) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).
She brings over 36 years of leadership experience as a director in a fortune 500 company and a small business owner. She has managed enterprise-wide transformational projects; large Engineering, Procurement & Construction projects; and small and large departments in the energy & construction industries. Tami Sue has been accountable for Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Operational Planning, and Budget Management for a $3B+ operating plan.