JUSTIN MAYO executive director
Justin Mayo is the Executive Director of Red Eye and the Watts Empowerment Center. Featured on BET, Entertainment Tonight, and publications ranging from Forbes, InStyle, People, Cosmopolitan, Hollywood Life, HuffPost, Modern Luxury and Success Magazines, a frequent guest of both the United Nations, UNICEF, Young G8 Summit and The White House and has met with Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton amongst other world leaders, Justin's heart is for young Culture Creators, Influencers and Leaders to utilize their life platforms to give back to society. Growing up in an influential family, Justin knows well of the pressures that come with living life under the microscope. After completing his Masters Degree, he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he was a Youth Communications Director before he moved back to Bel Air. He is the creator of TEDxWatts which is the first of it's kind to take place IN the housing projects!
He has been working tirelessly with a team located around the globe to further develop what today has emerged as a compelling non-profit of Culture Creators, Influencers and Leaders in key culture cities around the globe! Red Eye currently has chapters in Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, London, Paris and Sydney.
KALYN HEMPHILL sponsorship and donor relations
Kalyn is honored to be an official member of the Red Eye team. She became involved with the organization in New York in 2010 and loves that she has a Red Eye “family” and opportunites to give back no matter what coast she is on. Kalyn keeps busy with a wide variety of projects in entertainment and fashion and you might recognize her as the winning model from “Project Runway” and “Models of the Runway,” or catch her singing the national anthem at a Dodgers game! Kalyn is a life-lover and is passionate about giving back in any way she can, so she loves Red Eye’s vision and the joy that it gives people.
DAVID HUDSON special events director
David Hudson is powered by two things: people and art. Since age 11 he's traveled to over 30 countries all in an effort to create a positive impact. Being an actor, musician, and writer David has discovered that art is a universal language that can help unite and improve the lives of anyone it encounters. Through Red Eye, David has had the opportunity to host events, work with the homeless and at-risk youth, and create genuine relationships with those from all walks of life. He believes in people and knows that with organizations like Red Eye we can make a positive change.
JENNY LETTO director of business & donor relations
Jenny moved to LA at age 16 to accept a post-grad job offer at a top marketing firm responsible for 2.1 billion in sales revenue. After heading major TV ads and celebrity endorsed marketing campaigns, Jenny decided to transition her skills into the entertainment industry in talent management and film finance. After working at one of the top 10 management companies in Los Angeles, Jenny opened her own firm with offices in LA & Mexico. Through her travels both domestic and international, Jenny began building a network of investors who would go on to work together on projects in the entertainment, technology, and branding industries. Jenny spent time in New York with United Nations Goodwill Ambassador learning of the state of our world and it was then that a burning desire to serve underprivileged youth & communities began to grow. Jenny became fascinated by the idea of merging the business world she knew best with philanthropy- particularly by enabling her big-bizz relationships to give back to causes supporting at-risk youth. Jenny now dedicates her time in between her work to serve Red Eye, by helping to plan large events, connect with brands & businesses who want to use their platforms to give back, facilitate corporate sponsorships, and raising funds for Red Eye initiatives for those in need. Her most recent work venture took place in Liberia, West Africa, where she was the Executive Liaison of a UN Ambassador's 2017 Presidential Campaign, and had the opportunity to speak at schools and charity events in West Africa about progressive ideas while visiting other orphanages and government officials. She is freshly back in LA with Red Eye and excited to commit her time to further developing Red Eye's incredible causes.
KWAME MORRIS creative strategy
Kwame’s life is filled with a passion for the arts and philanthropy. He seeks to discover fresh and dynamic ways to encourage and create opportunities for people to give back. With a wealth of global travel experiences and leadership enrichment opportunities, which have encouraged him to remain committed to benevolent giving, it’s the act of helping others that drives Kwame’s enthusiasm. Kwame graduated with a B.A. in sociology and new media from the prestigious Morehouse College. He is currently curating innovative business concepts as well as experiencing success in modeling, acting, and music. Kwame believes that Red Eye has ability to transform societal views on charitable organizations from self fulfilling to globally fulfilling and appealing.
MONTY COLEMAN director of business affairs
Monty came to Red Eye from a marketing position with Johnson & Johnson in New York City. He immediately gravitated to the humanitarian aspect of the organization, implementing some of the best practices from the mentorship program he founded as a cadet at the Air Force Academy. From small people to be to big kids, Monty's experiences with the team have made him a Red Eye lifer.
ALFREDO FLORES media director
Alfredo believes strongly that people need to use their life platform and creativity to give back to those in need. At the age of 19, Alfredo moved to Los Angeles to finish his degree at The Art Institute of Los Angeles and began an internship under the video commissioner of UNCLE productions and Geffen Records. Soon after, Alfredo began taking in projects all his own. Besides music videos, Alfredo has started to work on short films. During the summer of 2010, Alfredo embarked on the 'My World Tour' with Justin Bieber. On tour, he began filming and gathering footage which is featured in the 3D movie "Never say Never."
JORDAN KUKER personnel management
Jordan Kuker is an associate at Casey & Sayre PR Firm, working as the Talent Relations/Social Media Coordinator, as well as Brand Allies Co and other Entertainment Group Companies. He works closely with the social media team to integrate brands such as AT&T into different entertainment and celebrity driven events in addition to handling red carpets, festivals and galas. Jordan has worked with brands on special events including Nylon Magazine, Beachers Madhouse, HWood Group, Guess, AT&T, as well as many charity and non-profits . A social media influencer in his own right, Jordan’s Twitter account, run by himself and his twin brother Chase, @chasejordan is verified (the blue check). In his free time (which isn't that often) he likes to travel and hang with his friends!
CHASE KUKER international humanitarian coordinator
Chase Kuker is a music/film producer and an actor living in Los Angeles. He started in music under Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins in '09 learning the ins and outs of the industry and soon forming a band with his twin brother and friends called ChaseJordan. After a successful run for several years with the band, he decided to transfer into film production and scoring, combining his love for both film and music. He is currently developing several films and working with some of Los Angeles undiscovered talent in music to make films and songs that inspire one to be better, challenge to think bigger and show how everything big, begins small at first.
JON ASHER creative promotions
Relocating from Phoenix, Arizona to further express his message of music, artist and electronic musician Jon Asher wanted to give back to culture. He wanted to utilize his platform to invest into the lives of others. Jon utilizes his freelance background and creative abilities to find "out of the box" approaches to get Red Eye's positive message out to others.