Consider it Pure Joy....James 1:2-4
Mike Land serves as the 9474 Foundation’s President. Mike is a retired United States Air Force Officer after serving for 21 years in many roles but mainly as a fighter and instructor pilot. Currently he flies for a major airline. Mike and his wife Sheri live in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area and have two boys.
Cobie Okafor serves as the 9474 Foundation's Treasurer. Cobie is a former student-athlete at Texas Christian University where he completed his undergraduate degree in Economics and most recently completed his MBA at the University of Dallas. Currently Cobie works for JP Morgan as a Technology and Operations Associate overseeing product implementation for the banks Wealth and Asset Management division.
Jennifer Gross serves as the 9474 Foundation’s Secretary. Jennifer is on staff at a local LCMS church in the DFW area where she works primarily with college students and young adults.
Bret Taylor is a baptized child of God, married to his wife Myra for over 30 years father to four children and father-in-law to two great people. He has served as a Lutheran educator in his professional life and is currently a professor of mathematics at Concordia University in Irvine, California.. Bret is excited to see how God will work through the 9474 Foundation to bring "joy in the trials of life" to others.
Mark Cohen is 9474 Foundation's Communication Director. Since 2005, he has been the Associate Athletic Director for Communications at Texas Christian University. Prior to his position at TCU, Mark worked media relations at Wofford College. Mark and his wife Sarah live in Fort Worth with their two kids.
Suzi Mellano is the 9474 Foundation’s Social Media Director. Currently she is a Creative Content Producer for UCLA Athletics and running her own business as a freelance videographer. Suzi has worked all across the country in the film, television and digital media industry as an on-air reporter and producer. She is a 2015 TCU graduate and currently resides in the Southern California area.
Raul Marez is 9474 Foundation's Marketing Director and Website Designer. Raul currently serves as a Production Lead for Custom Ink in Flower Mound, TX. He is a 2015 graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor's in Printmaking and Art Administration. Raul and his wife Haylee live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.