Sean Jordan was born in Lakeland, Florida and raised in Bartow, Florida. After high school, he chose to serve in the U.S. Army for 31 years. He moved through the enlisted ranks and went on to become a senior officer. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Sean has served his country and community with honor.
Sean is also an avid outdoor sportsman who loves fishing, hunting, and camping. Coming from a modest background, and limited resources as a child, he understands the need to have a strong mentor and opportunities to do and see things that seem impossible. He is committed to providing youth with invaluable, life-changing experiences and mentors that will positively impact them for years to come. Sean holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Information Technology.
Sean serves as President of the Board of Directors.
Deanne Woodard was born in Miami Beach, Florida, but adopted and raised in Bartow, Florida. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership. Deanne currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Deanne has a passion for under-served youth, in particular youth who have experienced foster care. She is committed to mentoring and creating access for education beyond high school. Additionally, she enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. As a former Girl Scout, she understands how outdoor sportsmanship activities help to build resiliency, critical thinking, and survival skills in young people, all of which are life-long attributes needed for success.
Deanne serves as the Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for W.A.K.E., Inc.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Porsha R. Grant is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She currently serves as the G1 Senior Human Resources Technician for 11th Airborne Division and United States Army-Alaska (USARAK). She entered the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on 6 July 2000 and completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) on
Chief Warrant Officer Four Porsha R. Grant is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She currently serves as the G1 Senior Human Resources Technician for 11th Airborne Division and United States Army-Alaska (USARAK). She entered the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on 6 July 2000 and completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) on 1 September 2000. Upon completion of BCT, she went on to attend Personnel Administration Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and successfully completed AIT in November 2000.
Her first duty assignment was at B Co, 101st Fort Campbell, KY as Personnel Administrative Specialist in the Records Section. While assigned to B Co, 101st SSB, she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I (OIF 1) from February 2003 to January 2004. Her second duty assignment, in March 2004, was at United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) in Miami, Florida as the Military Personnel Office Non Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC). In July 2007, she was handpicked by the Combatant Commander to serve as the NCOIC of Congressional Affairs. She served as the Combatant’s Commander Key NCO for all Congressional issues and published the Commander’s Posture Statement. It became a standard of excellence among the Combatant Commands. In January 2009, she relocated to FT Knox, KY as the Senior Human Resources Manager for 2-46th Infantry Battalion.
n May 2010, CW4 Grant was commissioned into the Warrant Officer Corps under the Adjutant General’s Branch. In August 2010, she was assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY as the Senior Human Resources Technician. She deployed with 10th Sustainment Brigade in September 2011 thru October 2012 to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. In December 2012, she was reassigned to the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon, GA as the Senior Human Resources Technician. In July 2015, she was selected to serve on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A) team located at the Pentagon. It is one of the Army G-1’s Key priorities for the future. She served as the Design & Development Technician within the Functional Management Division.
Her military education includes the Intermediate Level Education Training, Adjutant General Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Adjutant General Warrant Officer Basic Course, Brigade S-1 Human Resources Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and Warriors Leader Course.
CW4 Grant’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), The Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Porsha has one daughter, Simone.
Fritz is a native of Lilesville, N.C. , but spent a majority of his childhood in Florence, S.C. As the oldest of three children with a single mother, Fritz helped to take care of his younger brother and sister while growing up. Fritz entered the Army straight out of high school; and, by the time he decided to hang up his boots, he had ser
Fritz is a native of Lilesville, N.C. , but spent a majority of his childhood in Florence, S.C. As the oldest of three children with a single mother, Fritz helped to take care of his younger brother and sister while growing up. Fritz entered the Army straight out of high school; and, by the time he decided to hang up his boots, he had served in every position possible for an Enlisted Soldier. He served multiple overseas assignments and combat tours; and, he mentored, counseled, and developed thousands of young men and women to be the very best they could be. He helped them to learn how to reach and embrace all that life has to offer. He retired with the rank of Command Sergeant Major after 29 1/2 years of service.
Fritz is a Son of God, and truly has a Servant's Heart. He believes in giving back and paying it forward. He lives by the creed: "Each One, Teach One!"
Isaac A. Williams was born in Tallahassee, Florida and spent the majority of his formative years in Charleston, West Virginia and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, and was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the M
Isaac A. Williams was born in Tallahassee, Florida and spent the majority of his formative years in Charleston, West Virginia and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, and was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the Military Intelligence Corps with a detail to Armor. He later requested and received a transfer to the Army Acquisition Corps where he retired after 24 years. Additionally, he has earned Masters degrees in Business and Procurement Acquisition Management. He is now the CEO of Williams United Logistics located in Lawtey, Florida where he resides with his wife, Chenise.
An avid outdoorsman and mentor, Isaac worked with churches in Fort Huachuca, Arizona with the “Young Men of Valor” program. This program gave direct mentorship to disadvantaged youth in the community and created bridges with local businesses. He was able to facilitate professional archery training with Pro Shooting Equipment (PSE) in Tuscon, Arizona for the program’s youth coached by their Olympian instructor. While stationed in Ottawa, Canada, he also worked on fundraisers for the local youth homeless shelter and was a premier speaker for African American history projects when called upon.