MENTORS

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Our Mentors

 

We have a dedicated group of men who come out each Tuesday, from 5:30 -7:00 pm, and volunteer their time to this program.  Many of them have families of their own, but they are passionate about giving back to the community in this manner; helping to inspire the young men in the community.  Currently, our group is comprised of current and retired teachers, a former fire chief, law enforcement officers, small businessmen, IT specialists, an Armed Services veteran, and the list goes on. 

Men and women over the years have graciously offered their time, skills, and life experience to positively impact the lives of these young men.  We represent the community’s desire to assist in the overall improvement of the quality of life for these youth.  Through group discussions, facilitated meetings, presentations, and team building activities Brother to Brother supports young men by helping them understand the importance of education and good self-esteem.  Mentees are required to spend at least 20 hours giving back to others by performing community service. 

Our program has always collaborated with school officials and teachers, guidance counselors, and principals, along with other local community academic and social support groups.

 

Scroll down to learn more about Our Mentors. 

Joe Davis, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Joe Davis, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is a deeply committed and focused dad, independent businessperson, and community leader. A graduate of Rutgers University, a twenty three-year

expert in pharmaceutical sales, a certified personal trainer, and a long-standing mentor to

adolescent young men.

 

Joe who is no stranger to volunteering and mentoring has coached Kinderkicker’s soccer, T-ball, softball, baseball, football, and is a strong advocate for developing youth into responsible citizens. 

As the eight-year veteran Program/Executive Director of the nonprofit ‘Brother to Brother’ group mentoringprogram, Joe has maintained a deep commitment to improving the lives of stigmatized teenage boys.

Through his efforts and the mentors and volunteers he manages, Joe has proven his ability to maintain a high-level of student attendance and retention, drive better mentor performance, and boost program improvement through quality initiatives. Joe has increased ‘Brother to Brother’ community support, developed key coalitions, and has built local relationships with a shared sense of purpose.

Over the past eight years, Joe has tripled the amount of student participation by increasing the amount of fun and educational activities; quadrupled the program’s fundraising goals, increased active student involvement in community events such as helping locals survive Hurricane Sandy, and increased family involvement in shaping and maintaining the program’s mission.

Joe has also increased ‘Brother to Brother’ emphasis toward uncomfortable topics such as bullying, the dramatic uptick in more dangerous forms of teenage drug and alcohol use, violence against females, and direct perils to their lives by making sometimes foolish and unhealthy life choices.

Joe and his wife Donna have three successful college-aged children, two daughters Danielle and Deja, and their son Justin and granddaughter Tyler. Despite juggling multiple commitments and family pressures and responsibilities, Joe’s passion for the ‘Brother to Brother’ program is a source of strength for the organization, and his need to "change the world" has brought about important advancements to the teenagers he serves.

Kevin K. Allen

 

Kevin K. Allen, retired Montclair Fire Chief, is a proud dad of a twenty-three year-old son; product of the Montclair Public School System, and graduate of Rider University where he pursued and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Political Science.  Kevin began his long career with the Montclair Fire Department on May 12, 1980, and rose to become its Fire Chief March 16, 2005, and is currently a valued mentor of Brother to Brother.

Jaymar Bugg

 

Jaymar Bugg is a physical science teacher of ten years at Montclair High School, instructing Chemistry, Physical Science, and Geophysical Science.  He has been nominated and recognized as a winner of the Weston Award for Teaching Excellence.  In addition to teaching and mentoring, he tutors students in chemistry and mathematics.  Prior to teaching, he enjoyed a brief career as an environmental engineer.

Jaymar Bugg

 

Jaymar Bugg is a physical science teacher of ten years at Montclair High School, instructing Chemistry, Physical Science, and Geophysical Science.  He has been nominated and recognized as a winner of the Weston Award for Teaching Excellence.  In addition to teaching and mentoring, he tutors students in chemistry and mathematics.  Prior to teaching, he enjoyed a brief career as an environmental engineer.

Jaymar Bugg

 

Jaymar Bugg is a physical science teacher of ten years at Montclair High School, instructing Chemistry, Physical Science, and Geophysical Science.  He has been nominated and recognized as a winner of the Weston Award for Teaching Excellence.  In addition to teaching and mentoring, he tutors students in chemistry and mathematics.  Prior to teaching, he enjoyed a brief career as an environmental engineer.

Jaymar Bugg

 

Jaymar Bugg is a physical science teacher of ten years at Montclair High School, instructing Chemistry, Physical Science, and Geophysical Science.  He has been nominated and recognized as a winner of the Weston Award for Teaching Excellence.  In addition to teaching and mentoring, he tutors students in chemistry and mathematics.  Prior to teaching, he enjoyed a brief career as an environmental engineer.

Frederick R. Cook

 

Fredrick R. Cook, better known as “Rikki” was raised in Montclair, NJ and attended Montclair Public
Schools. Rikki graduated from Montclair High and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) earning his high school diploma and Bachelor’s degree respectively while engaging in competitive sports and community service.

Community service came natural for Rikki as he and his siblings were unquestionably able to bring bot pets and/or friends home for food and shelter. Additionally, he and his siblings spent their Christmas monies on gifts for the needy after visiting The Salvation Army’s Christmas tree that hung “wish list" tags.

 

Rikki has always had and continues to have that spectrum of sharing, giving and caring. He has been involved with UNC’s Children’s Hospital events while in college and is currently a coach with the Montclair Cobras PeeWee Football Team. Occasionally, Rikki speaks to grammar and middle school students about the importance of education while playing competitive sports and about becoming a productive member of society.

Rikki is a member of the Montclair Police Department and has served as Treasurer for The Sentinels, a police community service organization. Rikki currently resides in Montclair with his wife Stefany, a grammar school teacher, and daughter Malia.

Garth Guthrie

 

Garth Guthrie has been a mentor with Brother to Brother for three years and in addition to his own community service, volunteers with other local organizations such as Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation and Toni’s Kitchen. He is also affiliated with the Mindful Breath Foundation.

 

Garth lives in Montclair where he has been a Police Officer for 15 years and also works as a per diem paramedic for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson for the past 20 years. He and his wife Madeline have three children, the oldest of which attends Drew University.  

Tyrone Hulin
 

Pastor Tyrone Hulin was born in Newark, NJ. He graduated from Barringer High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ on May 2, 2009. He completed the Christian Worker Certificate Program at New York Theological Seminary in 2010. He also completed a Human Resource Management Master Certificate Program at Villanova University on February 10, 2012.  Pastor Hulin worked in corporate America for over 29 years in production, sales support and customer service, with the latter 18 years in management and working on special projects. 
 

He was installed as the Pastor of Trinity Temple Church Of God In Christ, located in Montclair NJ on September 26, 2015, where he has been a member for over 11 years. He received his CPR/AED Certification from both the Red Cross and American Heart Association, and obtained his CPI Blue Card for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention on February 3, 2017. He was the recipient of the 2015 Servant Leadership Award by Fit Enterprises, Inc.

He is currently employed by the Montclair Board of Education as a Paraprofessional. He is also has been a mentor at the Brother to Brother Program in Montclair, NJ for 2 years, and coordinates the Little Brother to Brother Program for 4th and 5th grade students at the Watchung Elementary School. 
 

Fred Randall

 

Fred Randall has lived in Montclair for over 30 years. He is a successful businessman and president of Randall Manufacturing Company and RAMCO Equipment Corporation building industrial equipment for large aerospace, medical, and manufacturing icons such as GE, Apple, Caterpillar, and Boeing. Mr. Randall is Founder of the Mindful Breath Foundation which provides free mindfulness based attention training and yoga for Montclair school children and families. 

He attributes much of his community involvement to the strong examples of Mr. Joe Davis, the Brother to Brother mentors, and in particular to the selfless work of Officer Garth Guthrie of the MPD. It is his untiring work that inspired Mr. Randall to mentor, teach, and offer services to help the families of this community. 

Arnold Whitley

 

Arnold Whitley has recently retired as an Industrial Arts teacher (IT) after about 40 years.  He is a graduate of Montclair State University.  Arnold has taught various subjects for grades 4th through 12th, i.e., drafting, different shops, and peer leadership. His daughter is a Rutgers graduate and was a member of Sister to Sister, while attending Montclair High School. Arnold believes he has a lot to offer today’s youth especially in the technical fields. 

Visit:

11 Pine St.

Montclair, NJ 07042

Call:

Director: Joseph Davis 973-404-7963

Parent Liaison: Gloria Brown 973-404-7963 x804

Mail

Snail Mail:

P.O. Box #215

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028