About Us

2020 TRAILBLAZERS LAUNCH

2020 Traile

Board Members:

IMG_3239 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

Brandon2 Brandon Feely, Board Member/Mentor/Mentorship Advisor
Brandon’s Story
• Trailblazer, (Formerly Incarcerated, 7 years)
• Entrepreneur
• Tatoo Removal Artist
• Student Pilot

IMG_3238 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

image_2021-07-27_200750 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

img_3975-1 Rebecca Haworth, Board Member/Creative and Cultural Director
Mixed Media Artist & Writer
• Financial Services Consultant and Professional for 15 years
• Graduated from University of Texas, Dallas, BA English Literature
• Graduated from University of North Carolina, Charlotte, BFA Painting

image_2021-06-26_155116 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

IMG_3284 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

image_2021-07-27_204415 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