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The Carolina Hurricanes are an NHL Hockey Team located in Raleigh, NC. The 2005-2006 Stanley Cup Champions are one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference, but seek to be an even stronger presence in their community. Our Youth Matters is excited to serve our community alongside the Hurricane players, coaches, and administration.
Carolina Hurricanes – Professional NHL Hockey Team
Brad Polk has prosecuted thousands of criminal offenses in Wake County District and Superior Court, ranging from misdemeanor drug possession to felony kidnapping. He spent more than three years working in the Wake County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. During that time, Brad saw the need for effective and zealous representation of individuals charged with a crime. In 2011, Brad opened up the Triangle Criminal Defense Group to provide citizens with the professional, personal representation they deserve.
Brad Polk – Former Wake County Assistant District Attorney
Agnes Smith, a high energy, fiscally conscious, and goal-driven entrepreneur approaches each new business challenge with her intrinsic flair for innovation, creative problem-solving, and measured risk-taking to drive consistent bottom-line improvements and quality service. Agnes began her career by attending Vance-Granville Community College as a business management major. She has completed Executive Management courses through North Carolina Central University and Dartmouth University. Her career has included working with Representative Dan Blue in the North Carolina General Assembly, Executive Assistant for Fundraising for the Jim Hunt Committee; Executive Assistant for Congresswoman Eva M. Clayton (Retired); and Training Coordinator for Legal Services of North Carolina. In 1986, Agnes created MagicBroom Maintenance Service, a commercial janitorial company that served customers such as Reicchold Chemicals, Nortel, NC AFLCIO and others in the Triangle Area. In 1992, she partnered with the ServiceMaster Company and created MBO, LP. MBO was a $6 million business with over 200 plus employees that served clients such as Nortel, GlaxoSmithKline, MCNC and others in the Triangle Area. After 13 years, Agnes decided once again to become sole owner and operator of MBO of North Carolina, Inc. and dissolved MBO, LP. Today Agnes is rebuilding her business at a steady pace and is serving such customers as Merck Pharmaceutical, Leith, NC Prisoners Legal Services and others. Agnes is married to James Smith, has one child, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Smith’s reside in Wake Forest, NC.
Agnes R. Smith – President/CEO; MBO of North Carolina, Inc.
Dave Wolak currently resides in Wake Forest, NC with his wife Jess and his son Jake. He travels the country while competing and promoting for his sponsors and his personal business. Prior to his career escalating in the outdoors/fishing industry, Dave earned a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania during which time he was a Professional Snow Ski Instructor of adults and children and played organized college baseball. Immediately following college (2000-2004) he worked for several years in the healthcare industry as the Rehab Division Coordinator for Pride Mobility Products, a world-leading power wheelchair manufacturer. For them, he traveled the country as an educator teaching rehab technology providers, therapists, physicians and other healthcare related individuals the functionality of high-end wheelchair technology and the associated components and arrangements necessary to fit a client properly. While doing so he pursued his passion of becoming a professional angler in the competitive arena while recognizing the value of marketing and promotions that go along with it. In late 2004 he qualified through the ranks to compete professionally and decided to put his healthcare career on hold and take a chance with fishing professionally. The decision ultimately led to numerous awards, opportunities and monetary earnings in the professional fishing industry and he since hasn’t looked back. He has enjoyed and continues to enjoy multiple sponsorship agreements with numerous worldwide corporations and always strives to exceed their expectations through reaching heights in competition performance and positive market/industry impact. He has been a host of several fishing television shows and is currently recognized as a fishing personality on both the local and national fronts. The eclectic mix of his diverse and unique background and life perspective offer our youth the ability to see how dreams can come to fruition even through sometimes difficult and unusual circumstances.
Dave Wolak – Award Winning Bass Fisherman
Dr. Jennifer Le received her dental degree from University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a degree in psychology and certification in Life Coaching. She, is a resident of Raleigh along with her husband, Dr. Belcea and their two children. Dr. Le is an active volunteer and speaker for the Our Youth Matters non-profit organization. Also, her practice, Wakefield Family Dentistry, is a Tin Donor contributor to our organization.
Dr. Jennifer Le
Hart Miles has been named as one of North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. He grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Broughton High School. While he was working in Washington, D.C. right out of college, Hart drove Richard Nixon to several meetings. During the last 14 years, Hart has represented Olympic athletes, doctors, CEO’s, law enforcement officers, and even attorneys among numerous other folks from just about every walk of life. Hart Miles is an active volunteer and speaker for the Our Youth Matters non-profit organization.
Hart Miles – Attorney at Law