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Meet the Team

Coach Brandon Kimble – Team President, Owner, Career Technical Education, School and Community Based Youth Program Consultant

Coach Brandon Kimble – Team President, Owner, Career Technical Education, School and Community Based Youth Program Consultant

Dr. Brandon L. Kimble is a native of Central Virginia. Dr. Kimble currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor within the Athletics Department at Virginia State University. Dr. Kimble holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from Saint Paul’s College, as well as a Master of Science in
Recreation Administration from North Carolina Central University. In 2018, Dr. Kimble earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Sports Management from Concordia University-Chicago. Dr. Kimble has extensive experience working with youth, which has been a passion since he was a teen.

Dr. Kimble has been in education for 14 years, in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state of North Carolina. Dr. Kimble has coached various sports (baseball, basketball, and tennis) on multiple levels, including experience as an Assistant Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach, Head Middle School Boys Basketball, Men’s and Women’ Varsity Tennis, and Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Dr. Kimble has also worked with a multitude of public, private, and nonprofit youth, recreational programs, and organizations in North Carolina and Virginia since he was 19. Dr. Kimble currently serves and works with: Friends Helping Friends Non-Profit Organization, Advisory Board Member with the Chesterfield Police Athletic League (PAL), Founder and Coordinator of the Distinguished Generals (Dinwiddie Middle School), and the Advisor of the Virginia State University Sport Management Majors Club.

Dr. Kimble believes in the advancement of youth through all stages. Through his dedication, he has been active in the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association. Through the Association and his leadership, there are extensive efforts to keep students in-school and support them through mentoring and financial means such as scholarships. At this time, he serves as the President of the local chapter and the Region I Assistant Vice President. In 2015, Dr. Kimble founded the Distinguished Generals Mentoring Program at Dinwiddie Middle School in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Through the program, Dr. Kimble has mentored over 100 young men and exposed them to professional development, leadership, academic excellence, and scholarly service. Dr. Kimble has a strong belief in uplifting youth, especially those in troubled situations. Dr. Kimble believes it takes a village to transform the lives of young people, which stems from his upbringing, where he had a community of individuals who have helped in his development as a man. Dr. Kimble has received numerous accolades for his hard work and dedication to include: The Live 2 Lead: Excellence in Leadership Award, National Athletic Academic Advisor Scholarship Award,
Dinwiddie County Top Twenty Professional To Watch Award, Dinwiddie Middle School Teacher of the Year, and the Radio One Incorporated Teacher of the Week.

Dr. Kimble is also an active member of the Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. Dr. Kimble resides in Central Virginia with his Wife To-Shera and their two children. Dr. Kimble lives by Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”

Coach To-Shera Friend-Kimble, Vice President, Mental Health Consultant

Coach Lamar Denno – Team Vice President, Marketing Consultant

Lamar Denno currently serves as the marketing director for DLA but accepted a position as the marketing director in Misawa, Japan. In 2012, Lamar Denno graduated magna cum laude from Virginia State University with a B.F.A in graphic design. In 2011, he collaborated with Emmy award winner director, actor and producer Tim Reid on a film project called “Rediscovering Maggie Walker” which he starred in and created the marketing for. He is responsible for creating and overseeing the marketing materials for Kimble’s Kourt.

Coach Logan Denno- Health and Wellness Consultant and Director of Basketball Operations

 Logan Denno, a native of Richmond VA has a degree in  business management and leadership. Logan has a passion for the youth. Loves teaching about hardwork, consistency, fitness, nutrition, and providing basketball skill development. His favorite quote is “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Dr. King

Coach Kim Williams – Girls Program Consultant

Coach Kim Williams was initially Roenia Kimble. Her name changed when she was adopted at six years after five years in foster care. She was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her highest hope is that she will glorify God with her life and that everything she puts her hands to will prosper (Deuteronomy 30:9). She attended Henrico County Public Schools from Pre-K through 12th grade. Throughout this time, she enjoyed reading, learning, art, theater, and field trips. Herfree time was spent volunteering at church, attending summer programs, and being enrolled in therapeutic outreach groups for at-risk youth. The impact of these opportunities IS still present in her life to this day. Growing up into adulthood was not easy for Kim Williams, but she pressed on anyway. The greatest thing she learned was to be who she was supposed to be and not be swayed by others’ expectations because no one can please everyone without losing themselves. In 2013, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During and after undergraduate school, her work-life consisted mostly of assisting elementary school classrooms and counseling in psychiatric facilities. In 2018, she earned her Masters of Arts from Liberty University Online in Human Services Counseling: Public Policy and Family Advocacy.

With everything that she has accomplished, they do not scratch the surface of her greatest desire 24 throughout her life, meeting her biological family. This quest started to
manifest in 2009 with her adopted parent’s assistance and has been quite fulfilling. What a dream COMES true! Another thing that brings Kim Williams joy is being able to serve
others, which she currently does as a caregiver in Maryland and writing scripts for shows that teach children about living for God. She also blogs to inspire others and own As Seen In Christ, a brand being developed to motivate believers to find their identity in Christ and increase the standard for excellence in any industry. In closing, she would like to leave you all with a few quotes that have enhanced her life.

“Live your life for a purpose, not popularity” -Kim Williams. “Be the change you want to see in the world”-Unknown. Lastly, her favorite, “Let no one despise your youth,
but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” -1 Timothy 4:12 NKJV.

Coach Kimble Marshall – Faith Based Consultant

Coach Kimble Marshall was raised in Dinwiddie, VA where he attended Dinwiddie Public schools from pre-k through 12th grade. He was highly involved in sports growing up, While participating in soccer, cross country, and indoor track in high school. After graduating Dinwiddie High in 2011, he attended Randolph-Macon College (RMC). After participating in a spring break during 2013 with “InterVarsity,” a college club he was a part of, he went on to intern for the summer with the organization they visited. It was that summer
working with nonprofit/ministry Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) that his passion for youth development and ministry was cultivated. He would then go on to graduate
from RMC with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Religious Studies with minors in Biology and Ethics. That fall Coach Marshall would continue to intern with CHAT as a two-year
intern in the Afterschool Program. In this role he would serve in a myriad of capacities to aid in developing the youth. During this time, he gained knowledge, developed skills, and made connections that would move him to want to pursue a career in the healthcare field in order to serve others further.

He has continued to pursue this ambition by going to John Tyler Community College to get a degree in Nursing. He has also completed John Tyler Community College’s Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic Program. Since then has obtained his EMT-B certificate, which he uses to serve his community at large.

Some guiding quotes from Coach Marshall’s life are:

“The beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed” (Thomas Hardy).
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12).
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and all your strength and with all your mind and Love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).