“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing falling colors of a rainbow.” - Maya Angelou
When it comes to our mother, that sounds right. Since we were little it has always been just the three of us and our mom has been on her own, scraping together the bare minimum so that we could get what we needed or wanted. We believe that is where she embodies the next quote from the Bible, Proverbs 31:25: "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." Because even though she struggled all those years, she still managed to put a smile on her face and fulfill the determined, compassionate, caring, God loving woman she modeled for us to be. We were blessed to be able to watch her grow, from working as a waitress and holding down three jobs to becoming a successful entrepreneur. One who has not only founded her own non-profit that cares for the community she was raised in, but one who also creates foundations for others to bring to life their passions of serving. In any spare time she may find she volunteers for other causes, domestically and internationally, bringing awareness to topics such as, human trafficking, ALS or suicide prevention. To watch her, is to show us what it means to grow despite all odds and how to find a way to help others regardless of our own situation. We knew from a young age that serving others was one of the biggest reasons we were put on this earth, and we knew that simply by watching her. Our mom inspires us, and others, to provide help to those in need and to understand that help can start off as something very simple as, providing hope. Proverbs 31:26 says "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." That is, our mother and we, her daughters, understand that we are her why.
- Isabella and Sophia Marx
THE Marx Girls
Proverbs 31:31 "Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Rachel Boyer is from Jacksonville, Florida and currently serves as our Assistant Executive Director, working closely alongside our Founder to spread hope and our mission to our community. Rachel received her BA in psychology with a concentration in sports at Florida Institute of Technology on a Softball and Academic Scholarship. Her passions revolve around helping people reach their fullest potential in any capacity, so she is currently earning her Masters in Clinics Social work from UCF. Rachel has aided in the fight against Human Trafficking, hiking The Enchantments in Washington State for Rescue Freedom International, bringing awareness and raising funds for the rescue and restoration of victims. In her free time, she enjoys giving softball pitching lessons, being outdoors, going to the park with her dog, husband and new daughter Blake, and being involved at her church. Rachel is also Godmother to two teenage girls that adore her and the wisdom she shares.
Dr. Courtney Rusomaroff
Courtney Rusomaroff was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2015, she and her husband made the move to sunny Jacksonville, Florida where she aimed to further her education and career in healthcare. Since living in the sunshine state, Courtney has obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and has become a certified Health and Wellness Coach. In addition to coaching, Courtney currently practices as an outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapist with an emphasis on chronic pain.
Courtney embraces the roots of her “hoosier hospitality” in both her professional and personal life. She carries an optimistic energy and finds value in offering kindness and support to others. Courtney is honored to be a part of the journey as people seek to improve their own health and wellbeing.
Outside of the clinical world, you will find Courtney spending her days fishing from her kayak, soaking up sun at the beach and taking her Australian shepherd to local dog parks. She enjoys spending Sundays watching football with her husband (Go Bucs!) and learning trade-skills for home improvement projects!
Evan is a Jacksonville native, born and raised. He has a background in construction, digital marketing, and currently owns and operates a production company. He has been self-employed in the creative industry for over 5 years.
Evan’s passions include traveling, investing, serving others and helping people grow their business. Giving back to others and the community is very important to him as he credits his success at such a young age to the men and women who poured into his life and made him who he is today!
His immense inclination to help others paired with his excellence in marketing makes him a great addition to our board and we are happy to have him serve as our Creative Director.
Brandi Floyd is a VP of growth for a national mortgage lender who currently resides in NC. Brandi is responsible for matching the best candidates in the industry to their ideal role and setting them on a path to reach their personal goals. Her passion is encouraging and setting others up for long term success.
In addition to her day job, Brandi is sought after for career coaching and resume writing. She has held many resume workshops for graduating seniors and given key notes at a variety of career and leadership workshops.
In her spare time, Brandi enjoys reading, running and rapping a good rhyme. No rapping, but she does love a good WINE.
Joshua Sharp is an Employee Benefits Consultant with a large global insurance broker and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. Joshua is responsible providing clients with strategic employee benefit planning and consulting services.
Prior to the insurance industry, Joshua served 8 years in the US Army Infantry, with the last 3 years as a Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant. He held numerous leadership roles and enjoys assisting other Veterans from all branches of the armed forces succeed in their lives after their service.
When he is not working, Joshua enjoys spending time with his kids, getting after it in the gym, fishing and following the UFC.
Allison Hout is a dog mom, adventure seeker, fitness professional, and foodie. Her passion for service began at a young age at Crown Point Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fl. She has worked with several organizations across the country and is adamant about leaving a positive thumbprint and a massive impact.
Her passion has most recently evolved into education and support for the next generation of change makers. She firmly and fiercely believes that with love, faith and like minded friendships, the Human Collective will change the world.
Taryn Flock is a Cincinnati transplant, living in Florida for the last 11 years. She is an amazing wife to her husband Josh and a new mommy to their beautiful daughter Kolbie. Taryn has worked in the healthcare and fitness industry for close to 7 years using these platforms to serve others.
Taryn loves people, exploring and animals. And when she isn’t serving her clients a path to better health and wellness you can find her feeding her adrenaline junkie side and conquering Class 3 scrambles on the way.
Taryn’s passion of helping humans locally or internationally make her a huge asset to the HC!
Chris Brown is an Anderson, SC native and graduate from the University of South Upstate currently residing in Jacksonville, Fl as the Territory Manager for Salix Pharmaceuticals.
Chris loves being active! When he isn’t golfing, working out or riding his beach cruiser you can catch him cheering on the Jacksonville Jaguars, traveling or spending quality time with friends and family.
His personal goal in life is to “help be the impact in his local community and surrounding areas by building others up with instilling good morals, values, and opportunities so they can also make the same impact to others that he is trying to make.”
To gather a group of like minded individuals and create positive impact on community.
A world where all humans come together for eachother.