Eric is an Akron native, born and raised on the westside of Akron, Eric is a proud graduate of John R. Buchtel High School. Eric is married to his lovely wife, Kaleshia and proud father of two sons, Kyler and Eric III. Eric earned a bachelors degrees from The Ohio State University, receiving a B.S. in Education, and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. Currently, Eric is the City of Cleveland Program Coordinator for the Ohio State Young Scholars Program. Eric is the co-founder and president of Young Black Professionals Coalition (YBPC), serving the greater Akron community for 8 years. It has always been a passion of Eric's to give back to his native city and to be relevant!
Tie’rra Lorrine Holman is the secretary of YBPC. She graduated from John R. Buchtel in 2000. She holds two Associate degrees in Accounting (CPA & Corporate option) and is currently working towards earning her BS/ACC & MAcc. She has a willingness to serve at every level and wants to be a positive influence to children and young adults in the Akron area. She is a native of Akron, Ohio and lives there with her daughter Mya.
Steve King (DJ Mr. King) is a DJ and an on-air talent on WCKX-FM (Power 107.5) and WBMO (Boom 106.3) in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his role as a radio personality, Steve is an Intervention Specialist at Whitehall-Yearling High School, where he also serves as the assistant varsity basketball coach for the state-ranked Rams. Steve earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Ashland University in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University, A native of Akron, Ohio, Steve is the proud father of Christian, and Landon.
My name is Ericka Weems, and I am the treasurer of YBPC. I earned my Bachelors in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University in 2006, and later received my Masters in Teaching from Kent State University in 2007. I've always had a passion for encouraging young children, which led me to become the proud owner of Recess Child Development Center (a daycare in Columbus, Ohio). As an Akron Public School graduate, I look forward to giving back and continuing to help make Akron great!!