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Meet the OurJourney

Staff Members

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Executive Director

Brian Scott

Brian served 20 years in prison before being released in February of 2021. He founded OurJourney one year later. 

In addition to serving as OurJourney's Executive Director, Brian is also on the Advisory Board for the Building College-Community Partnerships for Reentry research project at Ithaka s+r and is part of the cohort on Community Safety for the North Carolina Leadership Forum. In December 2023 Brian completed a 2-year research term with the American Prison Newspaper project at JSTOR, helping identify and catalog newspapers operating inside our nation's correctional facilities, another passion of his.

Brian grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and currently lives in Albemarle, a nice little town 30 miles outside of Charlotte.

Schedule a virtual meeting with Brian by clicking here.

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Chief Operating Officer

Justin Moore

Justin Moore served nearly 13 years in prison before being released in August of 2019. Until recently, he worked as the Assistant Director at Redemption Place, a Rocky Mount transition home for men, and continues to volunteer there.

 

Justin enjoys freshwater fishing, video games and Strawberry Shortcake Blizzards from Dairy Queen. His wife Billie Jo is an OurJourney volunteer.

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Director of Reentry Council Partnerships

Lewis Whitmire

Lewis Whitmire served 6 years in prison before being released in 2019. In addition to serving as our Director of Reentry Council Partnerships, Lewis also manages our Distribution Center in Newton, the starting point for all of our First Aid Reentry Kits.

 

Justin enjoys cooking and remodeling his house in Conover. 

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User Experience Developer

Akshay Kenjale

Akshay Kenjale has over three years of product design experience in industry-related SaaS projects. He has redesigned the YouTube music experience and developed Wipeout, a mobile app that encourages good hygiene habits. Akshay came to OurJourney by way of Taproot Plus, an online community that helps nonprofit organizations achieve their goals faster by connecting them with skilled volunteers.

 

After redesigning this website, Akshay decided he wanted to continue offering OurJourney his digital talents because of his personal commitment to social justice and his belief that every person has value. He is now part of a team that is developing a mobile app for OurJourney that will make reentry smoother and more successful for our state's returning citizens. 

 

Akshay has a Bachelor's Degree in Product Design from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing in Jabalpur, India and a Master's Degree in User Experience and Interaction Design from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You may learn more about Akshay and his work by visiting his website

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Kamryn Moe

Philanthropy Coordinator

Kamryn Moe is a graduate of Northwestern University and Kellogg School of Management.

 

She spent several years working in fundraising and financial services before joining Our Journey, including for a national company that provides technology to correctional facilities. She now helps connect OurJourney with private and public foundations, along with other partners who believe in the power of Second Chances. 

 

Kamryn enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her dog, Savannah.

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