Director of Beyond Jobs Jason is in charge of the Job & Leadership Training program. When not teaching the men how to become better leaders in the community, he loves spending time with his wife and kids.
SJ (Shamara) received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UMSL and her master’s degree in justice administration from Lindenwood University. She enjoys DIY home projects, cooking and being a “mom-a-ger” to her son and her son’s basketball, football and wrestling teams.
Evelio is a native of St. Louis. Since he was 12, he's always heard the mantra, 'Men for Others'. He feels as if Mission St. Louis gives him the opportunity to fully embrace that, and is excited to hopefully be an agent of change, and be a positive influence on the city. He is an avid sports fan, and an aficionado of film and tv.
Dawn graduated Fontbonne University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has a Master’s Degree in Sociology from UMSL. She looks forward to having fun with her new co-workers at Mission: St. Louis and working hard to transform the St. Louis community. In her free time she enjoys exercising and going to the movies.
Lindsay is a St. Louis native passionate about community engagement, racial equity, and education. She loves all things outdoors, pretending to enjoy working out, Diet Dr. Pepper and kickin’ it with her son.
Through many years of service Ryan has learned a lot through loss, worked in many places and has accomplished much. He loves to serve others and see that people have the opportunity to better themselves. He tells others that if they want to achieve, they have to believe.
Ira Taylor is a graduate from the Job and Leadership Training Program with Mission: St. Louis where he enjoyed his position working in carpentry. He went to Everest College to become a Dental Assistant and enjoys playing video games with his son on the weekends.