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MICHAEL RUSSELL JR
CO-OWNER & PRESIDENT
Greetings and Salutations,
My name is Michael Russell, Jr. and I am a native Texan. I fell in love with the concept of nonprofit organizations early on as a teenager. Inspired by community outreach groups led by Huston-Tillotson College Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and the Vision Tour summer youth program located in Austin, I quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with me through my service in the United States Air Force, and through college.
I currently hold a BA in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology and a Certification in Public Safety Executive Leadership from the University of Maryland Global Campus. After 22 years in the Air Force, I retired from the military and decided to team-up with like-minded partners to create the Turn 'EM Loose Corporation, where we personified the contents of a shared vision.
My primary focus is to create agents of change and promote a growth mindset through motivation, inspiration and education...Changing tomorrow's future through our youth of today.
How can I help you become a more effective leader and resilient individual.
CO-OWNER & VICE PRESIDENT
My name is Peyton Tomblin, and I am a Maryland native. I grow-up in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area in an underprivileged community. As an adolescent and teen, I was exposed to witnessing acts of violence and criminal activities. Sadly, I lost friends through acts of violence, as well as the prison system. The culture I was around was not productive or prosperous. However, being a new father with a baby boy, I knew I needed to provide a safer, more productive and fulfilling life for him. So, at the agee of 24, I made the decision to join the United States Air Force, becoming a Control and Command Air Battle Manager. For the next 21 years I served my country by training personnel, providing user testing for weapon system, and conducting live, virtual and simulated war training across the military branches.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and specialize in self-leadership and followership. As a leader, I believe in performing through the lens of transformational leadership; as it is the foundation of Turn ‘EM Loose.
My early environment, and my military experience prepared me for my current path. It is my mission to motivate, inspire, and educate the next generation by encouraging them to develop their growth mind-set. It is our desire to effect change within the younger generations, to give them the needed resources and tools to be successful in the future. We also desire to promote resiliency to combat the challenges that life will throw their way. We also want to show at-risk youth that their environment cannot dictate where they will go or who they will become, with a little hard work and dedication.
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My name Bridget Brown, and I serve as the Executive Administrator of Turn 'EM Loose Corporation. As an Air Force Veteran, I joined the TemL Team, holding a Master's of Science in Applied Criminology, a Bachelors in General Studies, two Associates Degrees, and two Certifications; one being a Paralegal certification. I am also a Licensed Texas Notary Public.
I love the vision we have for Turn 'EM Loose. As a mother and Criminology major, I know all too well the pitfalls young men and women can fall into when they lack positive mentorship and resources. It is a blessing to work in a new organization that is passionate about teaching basic resiliency and leadership skills to at risk youth.
Our goal is to motivate at risk youth to want to do and be better; inspire them to make positive changes in their mindset and behaviors, and educate them on various styles of leadership and resiliency techniques which will help them overcome adversity. We believe that our plan will not only save lives and potentially restore families, but will also help to decrease juvenile delinquency and adult criminal behavior. it is our desire to help everyone unlock their potential.
How can We can help you today…