The Team

Who We Are

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jt escobar

Founder & CEO

JT is a native of Tallahassee, Florida.

He became one of the first players of the decade to sign to a power 5 school in Tallahassee.

 

He went on to play his collegiate career at Ole miss and concluded his career at the University of North Florida - where he was awarded the ASUN Scholar Athlete of the Year (2018-19), ASUN Winter Sports Winner For Life (2018-19), and Arthur Ashe Jr. Award Winner for Basketball and Male Runner-Up Nationally (2018-19). 

JT and his wife Susannah work at Engage Church in Tallahassee.  Susannah serves as the Staff Architect and JT serves as Youth Director.

Founded in 2020.

 

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destiny story

chief operating officer

Destiny Story moved to Florida 5 years ago, originally from California. A cross-country move opened more opportunities to continue pursuing her passion for working with at-risk youth. Destiny is highly experienced in foster care and residential programming in a human services setting as well as nonprofit program management.

 

Destiny received a double Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University. There she gained years of experience working in cultural centers and for the Dean of Student Affairs. She went on to create her own student organization for bi-racial students to create safe spaces for bi-racial identities and conversations.

 

She went on to receive her Master's Degree from Bellevue University focusing on human services administration.

 

Destiny has a passion for working with at-risk youth specifically in emotional and mental health to increase overall success. Her purpose in life is to help people, spaces and places reach their greatest potential.

Joined 2022.

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grady escobar

creative & branding 

Grady is a content creator in all capacities, but really just likes to do creative things - however random they may be.

With an extensive background in cinematography, he is passionate about next-gen marketing tools and 'doing brand correctly' through the digital scope.

Currently residing in Carrabelle, Florida, Grady operates SBG Digital Media & Forgotten Coast Real Estate, while running studio time in his spare moments.

Joined 2021.

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Board of Directors

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Adrian Crawford

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Linda Olszewski

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JT Escobar

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Michael Carter

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barry taylor

coach | skill development

Barry played basketball for Brevard Jr. College then transferred on to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

 

After his playing career, Barry began coaching at Gulf Coast Community College, Tallahassee Community College, and Okaloosa Walton Community.

 

After 12 years of coaching on the collegiate level, he began to coach at the high school level for Lincoln High School, Havana Northside High School, Sail High School, and Florida High.

 

Barry is a retired educator of Leon County Schools of 30 years.

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