Winston Stoody


Winston received his Masters in Education from U of M Flint and has been a business owner, teacher, mentor, and coach. His business experience includes working as a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, running a meal delivery service in Chicago and starting, then eventually selling, a chain of retail stores in the midwest. His teaching experience includes working with students at an alternative high school in Flint and teaching middle school Social Studies. Winston is currently the men’s and women’s cross country coach at Mott Community College. 

“Our goal here at the Academy is to engage students in a meaningful way and to provide them with the skills needed to become successful and independent members of their communities.”


Kelly Rodgers

Board Member and Full-time volunteer

Kelly serves as the Cheif Engagement Officer as well as volunteer mentor to Gear Up.