Our Team

Jeffrey L. Butts
Co-Founder & CEO
Chess Instructor / Mentor / Life Coach
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Like you, expert software engineer, entrepreneur, chess/life coach and youth motivational speaker Coach Jeff “The Real Iron Man” Butts has a strong affinity and desire for the cognitive well-being, development and success of our youth in and outside the classroom.

Myles Jay is a native from Warren, OH.  In the early years of his life he spent his time at the boxing gym in down town Warren.  At Age 16 Myles had his first amateur fight which he lost, but the next time he stepped into the ring he would walk out with a TKO in the 2nd round.

Ed Havaich is a lifelong resident of Mahoning Valley.   Born and raised in Niles, OH Ed graduated from Niles McKinley in 1971 and is a Viet Nam “era” vet.  He served 4 years in the US Navy aboard the USS Pensacola LSD 38.

Never Give Up On Your Dreams
By: Tommy Lee Perry

Tommy was born in the late 1940’s as the only son of John and Reba Perry.  Tommy’s parents who were share croppers managed to save enough money to escape the bondage of the Jim Crow South to Warren, Ohio in 1951. They worked around the clock to do what they had to do in order to do what they wanted to do.

Ron Roberts bio coming soon...

DeShawn Scott is a graduate of Hiram College and President of Red Karma Photography, LLC based in Niles, Ohio. His company provides retail and commercial photographic services for a variety of clients throughout Northeast Ohio.