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Patrick Johnson – CEO & Board Member

Patrick Johnson majored in Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1997, and attended the Craig James Broadcast School in 2000. Johnson has held C-Level positions in the oil and gas, construction, consumer products, and nutraceutical industries in both public and private sectors, as well as consulting in the private equity, mining, gaming, entertainment, Internet, and corporate finance industries. Patrick Johnson majored in Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1997, and attended the Craig James Broadcast School in 2000. Johnson has held C-Level positions in the oil and gas, construction, consumer products, and nutraceutical industries in both public and private sectors, as well as consulting in the private equity, mining, gaming, entertainment, Internet, and corporate finance industries. Patrick has assisted several charities and non-profit organizations with his volunteer and fund raising efforts.

During his NFL career, Patrick pledged money for the Baltimore Ravens/Police Athletic League Challenge of Champions, modeled in a Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show to help raise money for the Living Classrooms Foundation of Baltimore, an educational program that targets at-risk youth, and also spearheaded the fifth annual “Baltimore Reads Books for Kids Day” at Baltimore Polytechnic High School in 2000, helping the group collect nearly 25,000 children’s books that were distributed to low-income families. Patrick was a two-sport athlete at the University of Oregon, excelling in both football and track, winning numerous awards and championships during his collegiate athletic career. As an Olympic caliber sprinter, Johnson won the Pac-10 Championships in the 400 meters, an NCAA All-American at 100 and 200 meters, and defeated the legendary Carl Lewis in a 100-meter race at the Drake Relays in 1995. As all Pacific – 10 / All American wide receiver and kick returner at Oregon, he was Offensive MVP of the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl and was also a member of UO’s 1994 Rose and 1995 Cotton Bowl teams. Johnson was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame for both sports in 2014, and was the 42nd overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. Johnson also earned a Super Bowl ring when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34 -17 in Super Bowl XXXV.

Charles Everett- Chairman of The Board

Charly has been the architect of an industry leader in construction services, offering several distinctive divisions including Gregg Construction (1972), WaterMasters Restoration (1999), and Designer Lane (2011). Together, they offer specialists in mitigation and restoration, renovation, remodeling, new construction and construction materials supply. Charly brings a deep and broad understanding of operations and team building, having served for over 15 years in the roles of Store Operations, Training and Development and Human Resources for Racetrac Petroleum prior to joining forces with WaterMasters at its inception. Subsequently adding Gregg Construction in 2005 and creating Designer Lane in 2011, Cherubim Builders Group was formed in 2012 to offer industry expert capabilities in all construction and supply areas. Charly’s reputation for integrity and service is unparalleled in the industry.

Frank Ekejija- Board Member

Mr. Ekejija, age 59, has over 35 years of proven experience as a Business and Financial Consultant spanning all areas of finance, insurance, securities, private banking, venture capital, commodities, international trade, real estate, and mortgage banking. Frank Ekejija has been at the cutting edge as a Business and Financial Consultant offering leadership as Founder, Co-Founder, President, Chairman and CEO in several businesses and organizations. He has held positions of responsibilities with companies such as: Allstate Financial Services, Inc, The Mony Group, Countrywide Mortgage, Inc., WMA Securities, Western Reserve, AEGON Skandia, AIG, American General Life and Bankers Life.

Mr. Ekejija is impacting the world through his philanthropic and humanitarian support systems. He started International Business Services as a DBA in 1984 in Dallas, Texas, a business and financial service Consulting firm until it merged with SPG Capital Corp in 1993. He became the CEO of Samson Petitt and Gaskin AKA SPG Capital from 1993 through 2000. He has been the President/CEO of Network Venture Capital (NVC) FUND Holdings group of companies for 17 years. He is Head of the Ekejija Family Association, and FE Global Executive Entity of Bahamas. He is the Chairman/CEO of NVC Fund Trust, a global financial powerhouse which he founded 17 years ago as successor to all his previous businesses.

Elder Jeffre Saint James- Board Member

Elder James, age 54 is a Permanent Service Disabled American Veteran who served in the US Army in the early 1980’s during the American Cold War. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Mortgage Banking, Finance and Business Administrative industries. He authored “The Real Estate Guild: How to Buy a Home or Investment Property – with not so good credit.” And was a featured guest on the “All About Mortgage Program” in Atlantic City New Jersey. He maintains affiliations with the Black American Family Christian Agenda, the Covenant Fellowship International Network, Shiloh Pentecostal Church, the Military Wounded Support Foundation, Homes for Veterans, The New Wealth Foundation, the Strong Family Fund, PowerNomics®, the Youth Achievers USA Institute, LTL Compassion Center for Veterans, L3C, SMCL Foundation and Associates CHDO, Solid Rock International, and the Pastoral Medical Association, The People’s Compassion Centers of Amexem Ministry, SSM. Builds Self-Sustaining Intentional Communities. SSIC

Elder James was born in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Concordia College and University with a Major in Management. He became a Licensed Diplomat of Pastoral Science of the Pastoral Medical Association in 2013 and is licensed as an Ordained Minister, and has Associates Degrees in Business Finance, Computerized Bookkeeping, and Business Administration. Mr. James currently serves as the Managing Member for R.A. Management Group LLC a Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business, From Jan 10, 2010 to present. This firm provides, Real Estate Development Services, Project Management, Design Build and Engineering Services. Licensed Insurance Agent. Annuity Services. Pharmaceutical Sales Agent, Medical Equipment and Supplies, Certified Hedge Fund Services. Mr. James also serves as a Trustee for Saint James Holding and Investment Company Trustee a Delaware Statutory Trust, in which the firm has been established since 1993.

Hugh Kelso- Board Member

Mr. Kelso, age 55, graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law on December 1991. With over 24 years of legal experience including corporate governance, securities and transactional law, Mr. Kelso has provided legal advice to both for profit and non-profit corporations and entities, including formation and governance, as well as providing advice and resources on topics such as governance issues, impact of amendments to the state laws, and other legal issues in respect to compliance with company and board fiduciary duties. Since November 2016, Mr. Kelso serves as General Counsel of GAM Industries, Inc., a California corporation and provider of management consulting services. Since January 2010, Mr. Kelso has served on the Board of Directors for JetMethods, Inc., a privately held corporation in Carlsbad, California, and provider of air charter services to corporations and individuals. Since May 2016, Mr. Kelso has served on the Board of Directors for AP2020.org , Inc., a Nevada non-profit with headquarters in San Diego, California, a provider of services to at risk and homeless youth; Since November, 2015, Mr. Kelso has served as General Counsel for Therapeutic Solutions International, Inc., (TSOI), a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Oceanside, California, trading on the OTC, who manufactures and distributes probiotic therapy solutions as well as a proprietary orthodontic device that aids sleep apnea. Since May 2015, Mr. Kelso has also served as General Counsel for Com-Guard.Com , Inc., (CGUD), a Delaware corporation with its headquarters in San Diego, California, trading OTC Pink, which provides computer security solutions and applications.

Elder Jeffre Saint James- Board Member

Elder James, age 54 is a Permanent Service Disabled American Veteran who served in the US Army in the early 1980’s during the American Cold War. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Mortgage Banking, Finance and Business Administrative industries. He authored “The Real Estate Guild: How to Buy a Home or Investment Property – with not so good credit.” And was a featured guest on the “All About Mortgage Program” in Atlantic City New Jersey. He maintains affiliations with the Black American Family Christian Agenda, the Covenant Fellowship International Network, Shiloh Pentecostal Church, the Military Wounded Support Foundation, Homes for Veterans, The New Wealth Foundation, the Strong Family Fund, PowerNomics®, the Youth Achievers USA Institute, LTL Compassion Center for Veterans, L3C, SMCL Foundation and Associates CHDO, Solid Rock International, and the Pastoral Medical Association, The People’s Compassion Centers of Amexem Ministry, SSM. Builds Self-Sustaining Intentional Communities. SSIC

Elder James was born in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Concordia College and University with a Major in Management. He became a Licensed Diplomat of Pastoral Science of the Pastoral Medical Association in 2013 and is licensed as an Ordained Minister, and has Associates Degrees in Business Finance, Computerized Bookkeeping, and Business Administration. Mr. James currently serves as the Managing Member for R.A. Management Group LLC a Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business, From Jan 10, 2010 to present. This firm provides, Real Estate Development Services, Project Management, Design Build and Engineering Services. Licensed Insurance Agent. Annuity Services. Pharmaceutical Sales Agent, Medical Equipment and Supplies, Certified Hedge Fund Services. Mr. James also serves as a Trustee for Saint James Holding and Investment Company Trustee a Delaware Statutory Trust, in which the firm has been established since 1993.