Tara Lynn Townes
Tara Lynn Townes – CEO of TBB Enterprises, is an impassioned speaker, author, motivator, inventor and developmental therapist. With a Masters in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, she has over twenty years of seasoned experience working with women, children, and families as a whole. With a B.S. in Child Development, and many years of professional life coaching, and counseling, Tara is passionate about being a positive example of love and acceptance to all mankind.
As a philanthropist and mentor of the Women’s Welfare to Work program and founder of Tiny Be Mighty, Tara was recognized by the California and Connecticut State Senate and Congress for her participation and work. When her son Corey was diagnosed with a condition known as Achondroplasia or “Dwarfism”, there was little doubt in Tara’s mind that her son was born with a mighty purpose.
Tara has embarked on a personal endeavor to raise awareness about dwarfism and to offer a resolution for bullying. Thus, she invented a new cutting-edge App called Bullying Buddy, to serve as a solution to bullying and adolescent suicide. Lastly, her life’s creed is whatever we put in the universe will never return voided, so we should make it our best!
As a man of humble beginnings who went on to lead an extraordinary life, Tyrone Poole is committed to giving back. Tyrone is the V.P. of TBB Enterprises, a former 2x super bowl champion, published author, speaker, inventor, entrepreneur, TV and radio host personality, and fitness guru. Moreover, his greatest passion is the “Tyrone Poole 38 Foundation” and its three pillars: Education, Fitness, and Humanitarianism.
Tyrone graduated from Lagrange High School, where he lettered in both football and track and field. He was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round (22nd overall). He was the first Defensive Back taken in the 1995 (NFL) Draft. Tyrone played collegiate football at Fort Valley State University. While attending Fort Valley, Tyrone was a four-year starter who became the first player from the university to be selected in the first round of the (NFL) Draft. Additionally, he also competed in Track and Field setting school records in the 100 and 200 meters. He placed in the Track and Field Outdoor National Championship his sophomore, junior and senior year.
Former Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Three times WNBA Champions Los Angeles Sparks. She is the longest-tenured and winningest general manager in WNBA history. Toler has guided the Sparks to three WNBA titles (2001, 2002, and 2016) and 18 playoff appearances in her 20 seasons holding the position. Toler became general manager in 1999 and won the title two years later, making her the fastest person in professional sports, male or female, to go from being a player to general manager to winning a championship.
In 1997, Toler scored the first basket in WNBA history, and in 2006 she became the first female athlete to have her jersey retired at STAPLES Center when the Sparks retired her #11 uniform in recognition of her playing and management career.
In 2014, she made history again as the only female in professional sports to have consecutively been a player, executive and head coach for the same team when she took over the reins as head coach midway through the season.
In addition to the Sparks, Toler also served as a member of the USA Basketball Women’s Competition Committee, where she’s assisted in the selection of four gold medal-winning teams. She also assisted in selecting the 2020 Olympic Team and served on the WNBA Labor Relations Committee, the group that negotiated the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Beyond the WNBA, Toler combined her sense of community and business savvy to start the “Points from Penny” program in 1998. The platform was nominated for several awards, including the American Express Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
Toler attended Long Beach State University, where she was recently named the 2019 Distinguished Alumna for the College of Liberal Arts.
Paige D. Wheeler
Paige D. Wheeler is currently the CTO of Bullying Buddy and Operations Manager for Tiny Be Mighty. Prior to her appointment, she has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry and has extensive knowledge of hardware, software, customer, and technical support.
Paige has also volunteered for her church Loveland in Fontana, CA at the Store House of Blessing, God’s Woman Conferences, BSF International, and Holt International. Her passion is to help bring a resolution to end bullying to this world and to assist the families that have lost children and experienced this tragedy. Working with TBM/Bullying Buddy she believes is the answer. Changing the world to recognize and exhibit empathy and awaken the giant within those that feel they are less than.
Bullying Buddy Ambassador
Corey L. Hunt
Encore L. Hunt is also known as Corey, is a 13-year-old rising star. Corey was born with a condition known as Achondroplasia or “Dwarfism.” He is a child with a prodigious mission and his steps are definitely divinely ordered! He is here to serve his purpose to raise awareness about his condition as well as extend support to children who are bullied.
At the tender age of 8, he began to speak publicly to school children, parents, and peers about being little in a big world. He walks with posture in his purpose and aspires to touch the hearts of many through speaking, singing, writing, and acting. His positive outlook and demeanor instantly enthralled people who encompass his presence.
He shines as bright as the most luminous star that juts out among the rest. Corey will not let small stature bend, break, or shift him out of his jubilance. He is everything and stands in the humblest of shoes as he walks his journey.
BULLYING BUDDY AMBASSADOR
Noelia Voigt is a student at the University of Alabama and the current Miss Connecticut Collegiate America 2021 titleholder. She has competed in pageants ever since she was sixteen years old, advocating for causes such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Fighting Against Puppy Mills, Southeast Guide Dogs, Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention, and Anti-Bullying.
Having seen dating violence happen around her in high school, Noelia has been a Teen Dating Violence awareness and prevention advocate through the One Love Foundation since 2017, where she became a trained workshop facilitator. She has educated over 1000 students across the country on the warning signs and dangers of Teen Dating Violence. Noelia has also published an Anti-Bullying children’s book called “Maddie the BRAVE”, written after a nine year old girl named, Madison Whittsett, took her own life after suffering from bullying in her school and community.
Noelia hopes to continue to educate people of all ages on the warning signs and dangers of Teen Dating Violence and teach people the importance of B.R.A.V.E (Building Respect And Values for Everyone). She will continue to advocate for these causes through the first ever Team One Love Club that she started at the University of Alabama, and by working with Bullying Buddy and the Miss Collegiate America system to spread awareness not only across the South, but all across the country.
Orlando J. Castaño, Jr., is a practicing attorney with 29 years of experienced. His emphasis has been Sports & Entertainment Law, as well as Civil and Business Litigation. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1988. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1992 and admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court that same year. In addition, he passed the Georgia State Bar in 1998 and is admitted to the Washington State Bar.