Dear friends, associates and life long supporters,
We learn in management school that the same skill set and interest which gets an enterprise going is not the the same skill set and interest needed to continue to keep it operating. This has never been more true than with REAP and me.
After 3 years of ramping this re-entry service up and settling in with the Florida Department Of Corrections, my friends on my Board and I could sense my growing frustration and we knew this... day would come.
Therefore, as a result of our now securing a $200,000 State of Florida contract to operate the Pensacola ReEntry Portal on the campus of Richards Memorial United Methodist Church, I am putting up my soapbox again for a few months and headed back north to spend some time with our newest grandson and all my other precious grandchildren in Louisville and Kansas City. My entrepreneur spirit, out of the box thinking and my get ur done attitude will not go well with the rigid boundaries necessary to successfully manage a State contract.
Please begin to direct your future REAP communications and contact to Vinnie Whibbs who has been our Director of Operations from the start. Thanks to all of you for your continued support in our reaching this point in REAP's maturity and I ask your continued support and love for these men and women returning home and seeking their second chance.
Once I get enough of that snow and ice, I'll be coming back home for yet another adventure in helping others.