Meet The TYM Team

Shannon Chambers
Director of Operations

I share my last name with my husband Michael and six children: Kayla, Ray, Jasonna, Armani, Will and Jaden. I am a native of Winston-Salem who relocated south to Concord, NC nearly twenty years ago and I work with TYM as the Program Director for SHIFT. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies and participated in Nonprofit Management graduate programs at UNCC and Duke University. I am determined to love the unlovable and reach the unreachable. I hope that the light in me will flow like a river of reconciliation to those who have been rejected and refused. I am glad to fill the role of Good Samaritan when the opportunity presents itself, but more importantly, I feel called to challenge societal structures and strongholds that leave people broken as they make their journey on life’s highway.
Claude Whitfield
Crystal Whitfield
Program Administrator, Community Service

My name is Crystal Whitfield and I graduated from UNCC with a BA in Sociology and concentration in Adolescent Psychology and Criminology. I am a US Army Police Veteran of 11 years and have been an ordained youth pastor for 7 years. One of my greatest strengths is that I am a dedicated worker and mother. I love rainbows, frogs, and one day hope to pet a cow! My personal mantra would be, “Don’t try to figure me out…just love me.”
Michael Chambers
Community Service Coordinator

My name is Michael Chambers. I have a BA in Sociology from UNCC and have also studied at Winston Salem State University. I am a Youth Counselor for the State of NC along with being a Qualified Professional, Behavioral Modification Technician and Community Support Technician.
Sharon McNeil
Program Administrator

I am currently serving as Program Administrator for Davidson County Restitution and Community Service. I joined TYM because I have a heart of compassion for others and was looking for a way to give back to our community by offering my time, talents and services for our at-risk youth. My favorite things are my Faith, my family and my friends. I love traveling to the islands, and watching our Carolina Tar Heels or Carolina Panthers!
Rachelle Morrow
Program Administrator, Mentoring

My name is Rachelle Morrow, I’m a single mother to two amazing daughters and Head of Mentoring Admin for Cabarrus, Union and Forsyth Counties. I am originally from Winston-Salem, NC (“Tre Fo”), but my dream is to go to Northern Africa and visit indigenous communities. Some passions of mine are youth empowerment, crafting, and rewatching A Walk to Remember for the 500th time. If I had to choose a favorite quote it would be: “Not all who wander are lost.”
Alex Harris
Mentor Coordinator

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”-Martin Luther King Jr. This question is one that has served as the impetus behind much of who I have become and continues to motivate me in my current role as Mentor Coordinator for Transforming Youth Movement. The journey to help others began over 10 years ago when I became a firefighter for the city of Charlotte, and it was while serving the citizens of Charlotte that I became acutely aware of the need for youth to have positive influences and positive experiences in their life. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my son, sports, and spending time in nature and the outdoors.