CAROLE PETERSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Carole worked as a litigator and a federal prosecutor in the Major Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for nearly 15 years before leaving the public sector to teach. She is an active volunteer in multiple facets of the community and is passionate about helping people who want to work provide for themselves and their families and give back to their communities.

JEFF DARNELL, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING AND TRAINING CAMP
Jeff uses his experiences of being a teacher, a principal, a pastor and a coach to create safe, encouraging and empowering environments. He loves his hometown of Nashville and is grateful to be part of a team that loves and serves Nashvillians who find themselves on the margins.

REV. JACK FOSTER, STAFF COUNSELOR AND ALLY COACH
Jack is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, serving as a Congregational Care Pastor. He loves connecting people, and pastoring and counseling them along the journey of life. Jack is married to Jenny Martin Foster, a former missionary in South Africa.

TYESHA BUTLER, ADMISSIONS AND RECRUITING COORDINATOR
A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Tyesha studied biology with a pre-med concentration. While in college, she participated in Young Life, where she developed a passion for fostering relationships with teenagers, sharing the gospel and watching teens grow in their faith.

GUIN TYUS, CAREER SERVICES DIRECTOR
Prior to joining the UpRise team, Guin was a career coach with the Nashville Career Advancement Center for 15 years and has a heart for helping people identify their gifts and career goals, then helping them blaze a path to achieve those goals. She has a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from Mississippi State University.