“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!
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.
Cody Painter is a North Florida native, small town guy with a big heart, from Middleburg, Florida.
From a young age, Cody has been known as the compassionate one. Cody believes compassion is a way to help people; it is kindness in the face of the most difficult times. This unwavering pillar of compassion and love for his community led Cody to pursue a career in one of the most empathetic fields: nursing. He has been a nurse for 3 years in various departments, but currently serving the ICU at Orange Park Medical Center.
In his spare time, Cody loves to enjoy a beautiful morning playing a round of golf at his favorite local course. Family is a huge part of Cody’s life, so when he is not busy making bogeys, he enjoys spending time with his family and two cats, Mina and Opie.
Jenni Bell is a mom, wife, and licensed clinical social worker. She has had the honor of working with underserved children and their families in northeast Florida since 2003. Jenni is currently employed in the role of school social worker for Clay County School District. She is passionate about working to provide at -risk youth with the services they need to have the opportunity to reach their goals. In her free time, she enjoys being on the water, running, and being a PTO/soccer mom.
"If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important"-Barbara Coloroso
Tanya Caves is from Florida but lives in North Carolina. Originally raised in Germany, her mother is Romanian and her Father is Puerto Rican which reflects why she is so involved with culturally diverse communities.
Tanya is an RDN student for chronic illnesses currently interning at the interfaith food shuttle helping food-scarce communities in the Carolinas. Tanya's past careers revolve around competitive sports, nutrition, and personal training. Tanya's hobbies are also competitive revolving around runs and Spartan trifectas.
Tanya's volunteer work resides in human trafficking, food-scarce communities, children's hospitals, second-chance pet adoptions, animal cruelty, and suicide prevention programs.
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!
Kaitlyn (Kait) Crowder is an Indiana native, moving to Jacksonville Beach, Florida six years ago. Midwest girl, through and through, she loves to fill her friends’ bellies with food and homemade (gluten free) baked goods. Kait is the Marketing Director of North Avenue Capital (NAC), a specialized commercial finance firm in Ponte Vedra Beach, focusing on providing business loans, $2 million +, to rural America. She works closely with her Marketing Team to create an experience for potential and current borrowers to feel a part of the NAC family, while serving an integral part in business development, lead generation, event planning, and overall company growth.
In 2022, Kait received the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award for her service in her beach’s community and the Jax business circuit. With that same servant heart, she hopes to see The Human Collective build and grow to a nationwide reach. Kait also sits on the University of South Florida Digital Marketing Advisory Board since 2020, as well as the Best Buddies Advisory Board since 2022. Additionally, Kait is a three-time keynote speaker at the largest commercial finance conference of the year- NACLB, leads a Prayer Group within her company and is a part of Ball State University’s SOAR Program to mentor students along their college career. She loves to teach and give back to the younger generation, to help navigate the everchanging world of Marketing.
Outside of work, Kait loves to play. She has a 10-year-old golden retriever named Sam, loves to walk, read, knit-haha, RUN, and has an unusual fascination with an extremely, stomach-turning skinny, spicy marg. Cheers!
To gather a group of like minded individuals and create positive impact on community.
A world where all humans come together for eachother.