⮚ Certified Yogi Instructor
⮚ Founder of and Lead Trainer at Gooseneck Basketball Skills and Life Training
⮚ Coach and Trainer with a concentration in building youth by way of instilling strong character and developing leadership skills through basketball.
⮚ After School Program Specialist with emphasis of Yoga and Holistic Lifestyle changes ⮚ Bowie State CIAA Champion, AAU Hall A Famer
⮚ Inducted into the Bowie State Basketball Hall of Fame
LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Director of Charm City Basketball Camp
Started KASA High School Basketball Program as Coach and Athletic Director
∙ Led Southwestern High School to 27-0 undefeated season, made history winning West Baltimore’s first ever City, Regional and State Championships
∙ Baltimore all time three point record holder hitting ten 3 pointers in one game and record holder in the State of Maryland for seven 3 pointers in one game
Friends School of Baltimore
Lead Coach of Middle School Basketball team
Baltimore, MD 2017 – Present
Gooseneck Basketball and Life Skills Training
Founder and Lead Trainer
Baltimore, MD 2013 – Present
∙ Responsible for oversight of administration, including business functions, creative vision, mission, and direction of program.
∙ Develop strategic planning of marketing and advertising to promote the success of program. ∙ Provide emotional and mental mentoring for youth.
∙ Engage youth in group counseling - addressing wellness, character building and leadership development.
∙ Provide educational support; visiting youth in schools to ensure academic success. ∙ Provide basketball training and yoga mindful moments curriculum- stretching yoga poises and meditation to multiple after school programs.
∙ Worked with each student individually and assist in developing athletic potential. ∙ Build and foster strong relationships with communities and families.
∙ Plan fund raising events, campaigns and marketing events.
Silver Oak Academy
Keymar, MD 2011-2012
Varsity Head Coach
∙ Oversaw the development of the school’s varsity basketball team and provided leadership to students. ∙ Ensured that parents supported children with academic success.
∙ Monitored students to ensure compliance with program policies.
∙ Conducted daily counseling group sessions with students.
∙ Maintained a safe environment and facility for students at all times.
Charm City Basketball
Director of Basketball Camp
Baltimore, MD 2008 – 2011
∙ Responsible for the administration, management and supervision of comprehensive programs serving children aged 6-17.
∙ Planning, marketing, promotion, scheduling, execution of programs.
∙ Instructed and demonstrated skill sets and techniques necessary for individual and team achievement in basketball.
∙ Managed up to 15 staff members - including the hiring, evaluating and supervising employees. ∙ Responsible for the organization of tournaments.
∙ Developed appropriate training programs and practice schedules.
Holistic Life Foundation
Baltimore, MD 2006 – 2008
∙ Provided yoga training to 4th graders at Alexander Hamilton Elementary.
∙ Promoted balance of the body and mind through effective teaching and demonstrations. ∙ Monitored individual youth carefully to ensure that they were in proper formation. ∙ Provided reports and notes to support Penn State study on the effectiveness of morning meditations.
Baltimore, MD 2004 – 2006
∙ Mentor for Meet Me Half Way at KASA High School
∙ Counseled and served as a mentor and positive role model to target mentees. ∙ Ensured that youth attended all academic classes.
∙ Provided direct service tutoring youth at-risk at partnered high schools.
∙ Attended regular mentor training provided by the program.
∙ Collaborated with agency staff to monitor mentee progress.
Penn State, Johns Hopkins and the Holistic Life Foundation
Yogi Instructor Certifications
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Bowie, MD 2000-2003
Bacone Junior College
Muskogee, OK 1999-2000
FOUNDER & LEAD TRAINER
the LTA (Leadership Through Athletics)
2900 Hammonds Ferry Rd
Halethorpe, MD 21227