As the Chief Executive Officer of Triple5teens Ms. Brown is passionate about the youth in her community. With over 25 years of experience in providing child care services in licensed family daycare settings around the world, Dianne offers a unique world view to communicating with people. She has formal training in interpersonal communication, child abuse awareness and conflict resolution.
She has a B.S. degree in Child Development, from American Public University System (APUS) and A.A.S. degree in Elementary Education, from Mary Holmes Junior College. She is also a Master Certified Internet Webmaster Designer.
Ms. Gabrielle Yates has an Associate degree in Special education from College of Southern Nevada, Bachelor in History from Nevada State College. Currently Ms. Yates is working on Master in Education Leadership at Faith Seminary College.
Ms. Yates has 31 years working with children, youth and young adults. In the past she coached track and field, tennis, soccer. Currently she works with 15-27 with jobs and job training through Yates Academy of Leadership. Through the Yates Academy of Leadership we have had 40 people successfully hired. She supervises children of young adult’s activities and field trips, outings. During the summer YAL offer historical summer camp that’s promotes and model safety, fitness, and health practices.
Mr. Chan graduated from California State University of East Bay (Formerly CSU Hayward) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. While attending college he also taught workshops of 35-180 students on general computer usage, email and internet searches.
He has also provided talks at the College of San Mateo on Career and Working, in the Pharmaceuticals Industry with emphasis on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An Industry he has worked in for over 12 years in the Information Technology Sector. He has lived in Las Vegas for over 10 years and loves to give back to the community especially to teens because they are the future leaders of America.
Teen Program Director
Ms. Billups attends Legacy High School, and is involved in several activities such as Volunteer Key Club Program and volunteering at school sporting events. Ardent about helping others she has also participated in community service events such as; Pet Smart that finds homes for orphan animals, Red Cross Blood Drives helping ensure donors paperwork was completed, and UNICEF fundraisers.
She is active in the Student Council Association where she shares concerns, ideas and interests with her fellow students, helps raise funds for school activities, community projects and helping people in need.
As the Teen Program Director she helps oversea the teens during community service and helps with team building activities, to help the youth develop initiative and leadership.
A 1996 graduate of UNLV (after being expelled in 1991); Pastor West has been speaking and performing before large audiences since the age of 8.
In 1992, he created 32nd Street Theater (inside the library of Community College of Southern Nevada), a non-profit theater company. His theatrical credits as a self-taught playwright and director include “Two Sided Coins”, “A Gift Called Tomorrow”, “Quiet Time To Play”, and “If This World Were Mine – A Theatrical Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye.”
In 1993, he developed the now annual “Unity Through Knowledge” HBCU Tour and College Preparatory Program, which has helped more than 1,400 high school students tour and explore the academic opportunities available at historical black colleges and universities.
Ironically, it was during the 1998 HBCU Tour (Montgomery, Alabama) when he accepted his call into the ministry and during the 2004 HBCU Tour (Atlanta, GA) when he accepted his assignment to plant Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church in 2005.
As a community leader, Pastor West serves as the Moderator for the Pride of the West District Association, Vice President for the NV/CA Interstate Missionary Baptist Church Convention, Vice President for the Churches of Southern Las Vegas, and a newly elected member of Nevada’s Department of Education’s Family Engagement Board.
His professional experience includes serving as a Marketing Manager for such companies as Ultrazone, Coca-Cola and United Blood Services.
Although, he has earned several awards, his greatest honor is serving as a devoted husband to Carmen and a proud father to Christopher, Kyle, and Cameron.
Grant Writer Advisory
Ms. Pound has been involved in the engineering community in Southern Nevada since 1982. Her roles have included management functions from human resources and training to marketing and business development. A former member of an engineering company’s Board of Directors-1993-96, she started her own business, The Picus Group, in 2003. Renamed The Pound Group (TPG) in 2007, TPG provides a complete range of development services.
Ms. Pound is skilled in assessing potential situations that may impact a project’s entitlement/processing. She works closely with the owner and the design team to achieve a program that best addresses specific project needs, then shepherds the project through the maze of regulatory and permitting agencies. She will work with the project team to coordinate activities related to zoning issues and entitlements including coordination with regulatory agencies to ensure requirements are met. This includes coordination with team members to provide agencies with the appropriate technical data required and communication with community stakeholders to ensure their concerns are addressed.
TPG has worked extensively in Clark County in both the urban and rural communities to move project through the process. Ms. Pound is presently providing services for the proposed Riverview Development, a 1,300 acre housing project and a 250 acres industrial park in Moapa. This project has extensive public outreach components including working with agencies developing and adopting three separate “trails” programs to intersect both the Moapa and Logandale valleys with a maze of hiking, ATV and horseback riding trails. She is presently working on zone change issues for a commercial property in southeast Clark County and a special use permit for an animal sanctuary and zoo in rural Clark County.
Career Service Advisor
Dr. McNeil has been an Administrative Faculty member at the College of Southern Nevada for more than 15 years. She works in Career Services and Re-entry and has an extensive background working with diverse populations i.e. disabled (both mentally and physically) single parents, low income, educationally disadvantaged, ex-felons and individual’s pursuing non traditional careers. She has a Graduate degree in clinical psychology with a specialty in women’s issues, behavior modification and human sexuality.
Dr. Rochelle Hooks has been an educator and storyteller for close to 40 years. She has taught classes and shared her stories from Early Childhood Special Education to Graduate Level Teacher Education courses. She is currently a Professor of Education at the College of Southern Nevada and the Director of the Nevada Storytelling Guild based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Hooks’ love for stories came from her mother. She has honed her storytelling skills by telling Multicultural Tales, Literary Tales, Personal Tales and Famous Narratives to people of all ages. She tells her stories at workshops, schools, and community events. She also enjoys teaching the craft of storytelling to teachers, families and other professionals.
Dr. Hooks loves sharing the power of storytelling and uses it as a vehicle to teach, entertain and heal.