MEET OUR DIRECTORS
Breylon Jones -(Chief Operating Officer)
Born and raised in Greenville, SC,
Breylon graduated from South Carolina State University where he studied Broadcasting Communications. After graduation, he started as an On-Air personality at 107.3 JAMZ and HOT 98.1. In February of 2021 Breylon married Barbara Jones of Greenville, SC. Currently, Breylon serves as the Dean of Scholars for 5th grade at Legacy Early College. Breylon founded Brilliant Views Productions, an online platform that highlights individuals trying to progress and uplift their communities. He is also a freelance videographer. Breylon plans to one day build his own state of the art community center and leave a blessed legacy.
Alex Simmons - (Project Renew Coordinator)
Born and raised in Greenville, he went on to attend Clark Atlanta and Clemson University where he studied Accounting. Alex currently works at The Phoenix Center as the Navigation Manager and DEI Chairman. While being a Manager for the largest single county treatment agency in SC, he also has multiple entrepreneurial endeavors such as Wellness Administration, Wellness Consulting, and AT Trucking. Along with currently holding leadership roles in various community organizations throughout the upstate. Alex is said to be a great motivator, an inspiring leader, and someone that takes great pride in relationship building. Although through all these roles and accolades he says his greatest life role currently is being a Dedicated present Father.
Tim B. Johnson - (Community Outreach Coordinator)
Tim B. Johnson is founder of Develop with Tim. He is originally from Darlington, SC and graduated from USC Beaufort in 2020 with a bachelors in Business Administration. Upon graduating, he moved to Greenville for more opportunities.
Late 2021, he committed to being what he never had growing up. He began speaking and writing books to educate individuals on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and self-development. His biggest dream is to have a company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Latishia Allen - (Parent Coordinator)
Latishia (Tish) Allen is married to Zachary Allen. They have two children, Jimmarion (15), and Zaylee (6), and lives in Anderson, SC. She is a Cardiac Intensive Care traveling RN. Her hobbies consist of keeping up with her children’s plethora of extracurricular activities.
Courtney Goldsmith - (Director of Event Operations)
Courtney Goldsmith is a 2012 graduate from Clemson University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Courtney has been an educator for 12 years and currently teaches sixth grade math at Robert Anderson Middle School. Courtney is the owner and operator of Love it Events by Coco Re'Anne, an event planning and coordinating business, specializing in weddings. When she's not teaching or planning an event, Courtney is a cheerleading coach at Robert Anderson and her alma mater, Westside High. She married Andre Goldsmith in 2017 and they enjoy watching movies and spending time with family and friends. Email: Courtneyg@youngba.org