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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.”
“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.