About Us

2020 TRAILBLAZERS LAUNCH

2020 Traile

Board Members:

Kim Alexander, Executive Director
• Founder/Community Advocate/Executive Director
• Graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Social Sciences
• Graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts
• Competed in the 1976 Olympic Trials
• Has 25 years sales experience in Corporate America

Joseph Knofczynski, Board Member/ Legal Advisor
• Judicial Clerk at the North Carolina Business Court
• Graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Political Science and Economics
• Graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law

Holt Broadhurst, Board Member/Treasurer 
• Assistant Vice President and Branch Leader at BB&T/Truist for 6 years
• Graduated from Appalachian State University with degrees in Finance & Banking and Risk Management & Insurance

Alison Grover, Program and Social Coordinator

Octavia Arthur, Board Member/Volunteer Coordinator
• Owner/Broker at Arthur Realty, LLC
• Graduated from NC A&T State University
• Board Member of Keep Charlotte Beautiful

Arietta Cagnolatti, Program Advisor
• Vice President, Senior Delivery Manager at Bank of America
• Graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Computers and Information Systems
• Was Technical Support Escalations Manager at IBM

Byron Alexander, Program Advisor
• Activity Director at the Lansing Correctional Facility
• Graduated from Marymount College
• Regional Director for Kansas/Missouri Biddy Basketball Program and, President of the Kansas City Buddy Basketball Program