M.S., Sports & Recreation Management, Northeastern University
J.R. earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut with a major in economics. He has worked in the financial field as a financial analyst and has an extensive background in working with youth previously as an Executive Director for a 501c3 non-profit organization and was instrumental in growing the program. He has worked as a volunteer in schools working with students, providing additional academic work on reading comprehension, writing, math skills and special projects. As a volunteer coach, J.R. has a passion to help develop the overall well being of kids and has been able to bridge the gap with numerous community organizations to provide programming to youth throughout the state of Colorado.
Pamela is the CEO of Always Ready Hauling, which was founded in 1997. As a successful business owner, she is passionate about ensuring that young women understand that their dreams can be realized as well. She spent the first part of her professional life as small business owner; during this time she was able to help other minority business owners start their businesses as well. She continues to serves as a mentor and takes great pleasure in helping others realize their potential. Recognizing the potential and passion teens have to become leaders, she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to support young girls through the Nizhoni Program. As a mother of two, she hopes to use her experience and love of working with young people to inspire the next generation to make a difference in the world. Her desire to empower at risk youth led her to the program that she is currently in. Pamela is passionate about horses and focused on providing youth and teen girls with life enhancing skills through equestrian training.