Born and raised in Talladega, Alabama to a working class family who were also proud members of their respective labor unions, Randy Stephens learned the message of hard work early in life. By working numerous jobs, both Randy and his parents were determined that he would be the first on both sides of his family to break the non-academic cycle and earn a college degree.
A proud graduate of Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Randy clerked for Justice Eric Embry of the Alabama Supreme Court before taking a position as Counsel and lobbyist for the Alabama Education Association, an affiliate of NEA. Needing a change of climate and attitude, Randy moved to Central Florida where he assumed the role of Vice President with First American Title Insurance Co., overseeing resort development for many of the major developers in North America including Marriott and Disney Resorts.
Tim currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Center and holds the Treasurer position within the organization. Tim is originally from Salina, Kansas, and has lived in Orlando since 2004. Tim attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and studied Finance, Accounting, and Economics. Tim completed his BBA at Wichita State University in 2003 and his MBA at Rollins College in 2009.
Currently, Tim is the Corporate Controller for NeuLion, a publicly held company that is a global leader in delivering video content for College and Professional sports organizations as well as for leading cable companies. Prior to joining NeuLion, Tim served as a Senior Accounting Manager for FDN Communications where he managed a team of 8 accountants. Tim has also been a General Manager for both Burger King and Hampton Inn.
Tim hopes to use his management and financial skills to reposition The Center as a unifying and enabling force in the Central Florida GLBT community.
Born and raised just outside Glasgow, Scotland. My parents as business owners (my dad owned a haulage company and my mum was the local milk delivery lady) gave me a great understanding of hard work and a strong sense of community. I was put to work as soon as I could and helped with all aspects of the family businesses. I enjoyed high school and being a very active part of community life, from being House Captain, President of the Debate team and Vice President of a local Amateur Dramatics Club.
A graduate of The University of Stirling and a postgraduate of The University of Strathclyde, I decided on a career in education, working in numerous high schools throughout central Scotland. After 4 years I moved to Orlando in search of pastures new. I have worked in entertainment and event coordination for Gay Days, and also the infamous Mr Sisters. I have made many great friends through my time here in Orlando and wanted to give back to a community that has embraced me. I proudly serve on the Board at The Center.
Michael is originally from Staten Island, New York and has lived in Orlando since 2007. Michael attended Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey before transferring to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to complete his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Software Engineering. He has just celebrated 5 years at Lockheed Martin working on a range of technological programs including the F-35 fighter jet and is a graduate of the Lockheed Martin Engineering Leadership Development Program.
Michael hopes to use his technological skills to digitize the Center, revamp the software and hardware available to both the office staff and community members, and to brand the Center as its own entity within the Central Florida Community capable of pulling together the entire community in Central Florida through real time information sharing and community involvement.
Kelly currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer. Kelly moved to Orlando in 2002 from Texas. Kelly has worked in the accounting field for 16 years across diverse industries. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Strayer University in 2005 and completed her MBA at Rollins College in 2009. Kelly has always had a passion for volunteer work and is proud to support The Center and it’s mission.
Courtney is an intellectual property attorney with the Law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed. She has a passion for helping others and strives to give back to the community that has brought so much joy to her life. Courtney is honored to be part of The Center and those who benefit from its services. Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law.