Frankie L. Gist is the Founder/CEO of HOPE Dealers Outreach. He was born and raised in the beautiful CIty of Winston-Salem, NC. Frankie went to Quality Education Academy of Winston-Salem and Went to North Carolina A&T University with a degree in Social Work and Minor in Public Speaking. Frankie serves as the Vice President of Young Democrats of Forsyth County, Founder of F.G. Enterprise LLC. Frankie received the Young Dreamer's Award from the Mayor of Winston-Salem, He received Young Leader of the Year in the City of Winston-Salem, and Received Educator of the year from Quality Education Academy. His mission is to uplift and give back to the people in his community.
Frankie is a traveling motivational speaker, life coach, and entrepreneur. He started HOPE Dealers Outreach in 2012 and has been pushing the vision ever since.
Frankie's motto is "Love isn't love until you give it away."
Ethan King serves as the President, board chair, and internship coordinator of H.O.P.E. Dealers Outreach.
While King is a native of Detroit, King actively poured into the community of Winston-Salem for all six years of residency. King served the community through the Second Harvest Food Bank, HUSTLE Winston-Salem, the So-In Oil Company. Recently, King served on the host committee for the Winston-Salem Portrait Project’s Southwest Ward.
Ethan is the owner of Ethan King Photography and is passionate about mentoring others in the business of visual arts and photography.
King graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts Kenan Institute for the Arts' Creative Catalyst Program. King is also an alumnus of the City of Winston-Salem University and the Center for Creative Economy’s KINETIC Business Accelerator program.
Tyrone Timberlake is a native of North Carolina and has been a community volunteer since 2003. He served as a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America and secured scholarships for 80 boys to participate in the program, strengthening their civic engagement and leadership skills. In 2007 he received an Outstanding Citizen Award from the City of Winston-Salem.
Tyrone was ordained into ministry in 2011 and became a youth pastor at a church. More recently, Tyrone has been instrumental in organizing and participating in protests in the Triad, partnering with Frankie Gist and Hope Dealers Outreach.
Taylor Torrez, graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a bachelors in Social Work. She uses a wheelchair to complete her everyday tasks, which has given Taylor a passion to help others, especially those with disabilities. She believes that everyone deserves equity and she wants to be the change that she wishes to see in the world. Taylor enjoys reading, working with children of all ages, and volunteering in the community.
Taylor is the Events Coordinator Intern for Hope Dealers Outreach.