Taryn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2001. She also earned a Master of Science in Human Services with a specialty in family life education in 2013. Taryn started her career with Redemptive Work in July, 2015, as a part-time volunteer sustainability coach. Since then she has also been an active member of Redemptive Work grant writing team, responsible for securing most of the recent funding for Redemptive Work. As of 2017, Taryn is full-time Social Services Director, recruiting, training and mentoring sustainability coaches, grant writers, and clients for Redemptive Work. She is devoted to helping people move ahead, teaching people how to become more proficient using the system we live in, and helping people work on making their dreams become a reality. Email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Mills, Resident Geographer and Secretary of the Board
A US Army veteran, David is currently developing research entitled, "Post-Carceral Geography" at Redemptive Work to map effective recidivism practices in place and space in Austin, TX. David brings awesome talents, having experienced pivotal points in life, developing the skills necessary to evaluate, address and adjust to actively pursue a sustainable and productive life experience and to teach those necessary skills to others. After six years as a helicopter mechanic and UH-60 "Blackhawk" crew chief in the US Army, David received an honorable discharge in 2014. Since then, he has completed his Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science, and is pursuing a Master of Science in Geography at Texas State University, where he is also a Graduate Assistant Instructor.
Rev. Dr. Mindy Johnson-Hicks, Executive Pastor
Rev. Dr. Mindy Johnson-Hicks, Congregational Wesleyan pastor, lives happily in Odessa, TX with her wife Amy. For 19 years, she has served churches and ministries as mentor, pastor and crisis communications director. She authored two books, three church operations manuals and designed leadership protocols for several church systems. Check out herpersonal website at http://rev-dr-mindy-johnson-hicks.strikingly.com and you can mail her directly at email@example.com