Dr. Gary Daynes

Lead Visionary & Idea Generator

A native of Colorado, Gary's formative years were in Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds a bachelor of arts in history from Brigham Young University.  At the University of Delaware, he earned both the master of arts and doctor of philosophy in American history.  He has held professorial and administrative roles at Westminster and Barton Colleges.  He is a published author and he serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Civic Engagement.   He is a passionate agent for change.

Rev. Blythe Taylor

Team Champion

Blythe returned home to Rocky Mount, North Carolina to fulfill a calling to the community. She holds a bachelor of arts in speech communication from Meredith College, a master of divinity from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and she is pursuing a master of arts in communication and leadership studies at Gonzaga University. She has been a Baptist minister, a life coach, and an educator.  She loves preaching, teaching, and writing but she is most committed to facilitating peace in communities.