Pathway 2 Success Inc. is proud to bring you its board members.
Chris is a native resident of St. Petersburg, FL, and a graduate of Lakewood High School class of 1990. Christopher has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years in video production, real estate, and mortgage banking.
As a real estate investor for 12 years and mortgage specialist for 7 years, he was mostly involved in the rehabilitation and reselling of residential real estate. Chris dedicated himself to helping as many people as he could while he managed his own mortgage business. He particularly enjoyed working with first time home-buyers and investors in obtaining affordable housing.
He has also been involved in the restoration projects in the Jordan Park area, and has devoted a lot of his time and energy to various community organizations like Community Housing and Mid Town Community, just to name a few.
Chris is committed to making a difference within the community and tries to give special focus on how he can affect the lives of the people that may be forgotten. His inspiration stems from growing up without a father and lessons learned from the school of hard knocks. He knows that his life experiences will benefit those that are disadvantaged and may not see a way out and feel as though the world has given up on them. Christopher exemplifies the true character traits of a Leader, Builder and Motivator within his community.
Justin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, receiving his BA in Computer Engineering in 2001. Justin has spent most of his professional career with Ricoh, previously IKON Office Solutions, holding various positions including account executive, field sales development specialist, sales manager, and managed document services specialist. He has a very extensive knowledge of the corporate landscape and the necessary skills needed to “swim with the sharks” and survive. Justin is also a native resident of St. Petersburg, FL, graduating from Lakewood High School class of 1997, where he was a member of many community associations, sport teams, clubs, and most notably, the first black to be selected as student ambassador to sister city Takamatsu, Japan. Justin has committed himself to becoming an example to all children that feel as though they have run out of options and need a role model that can relate to and understand where they are coming from.
Mr. Smith brings more than eighteen years of management experience, consistently delivering projects of the highest magnitude to clients worldwide. Timely and well thought out designs are his trademark and has been exemplified on various projects ranging from revitalization and redevelopment to hospitality entertainment, and resort projects. Mr. Smith began his career at one of the top resort design firms in the country, EDSA in Orlando, Florida, as designer and project manager for developments including the Ritz Carlton Resort Expansion, St. Thomas, Gaylord Texas and Disney’s Westside to name a few.
In 2000 and 2002 as Senior Landscape Architect, joining highly respected Engineering teams, PBS&J and HDR, Inc., respectively, each managing a staff of five, he oversaw the design and development of several Neo-tradition communities including Celebration and transportation projects throughout the United States.
In 2005 he joined The Ginn Company’s, 3,500 person development team in Orlando, as a Senior Project Manager. Along with his staff of 6 he oversaw the in-house design group’s projects for Southwest Florida and the Caribbean.
Currently, Mr. Smith directs Planning and Design efforts, along with a staff of up to 15 team members, at The Evans Group in Orlando, responsible for projects in the Southeastern U.S., Caribbean, Central America and Russia
Along with the many skills Mr. Smith brings to a development and design team, he has also been an integral in the Business Development aspects throughout his career. Important to the many facets of the profession his progressive, thoughtful, and team building approach to problem-solving, has been instrumental to the success of numerous projects.
Additionally he has also provided expertise in project management, Construction documentation, construction administration, and project coordination with multiple consultants.
Alexander C. Jordan is the Bureau Chief of Agency Services for the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Mr. Jordan’s bureau is responsible for providing internal and external services for daily operations.
While working for the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Revenue he has coordinated and assisted in developing new programs within these agencies.
Alexander graduated from Tallahassee Community College and is currently focusing on his Criminal Justices degree at Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University.