Roy L. “Hoot” Shields, is the Executive Director of the No More Victims Foundation and Founder/Head Instructor of Smoky Mountain Self-Defense, LLC. He is a veteran of U.S.A.F./TANG SF Emergency Services Team, retired U.S. D.O.E. agent. With 35+ years experience, Shields holds multiple ranks and teaching certificates in martial arts, combatives, and other realistic self-defense systems. A single father and Eagle Scout (1976), he attends RIO Revolution Church, where he is active in the Helping Hands and Disaster Relief ministries. He is currently a member of Blount Co. Chamber (Blount Partnership) and Best of Blount (BOB) Referral Excellence Organization (REO). Shields enjoys long rides on his Harley, outdoor adventures, and making memories with his daughter while being a servant to his community, and those in need of his skillset.
Jeff Wallace is the Vice President of the No More Victims Foundation, and has devoted more than a quarter century of his life to volunteering with youth, giving back to the community that supported him when he was a child. Growing up the son of a single working mother, Wallace credits his involvement in baseball and football for helping keep him on the right track and out of trouble. In addition to serving on the No More Victims Foundation Board of Directors, Wallace coaches youth football for the Maryville Southerners. He also served as the President of Maryville Little League for more than 20 years and enjoys watching children achieve and succeed. Wallace also owns several businesses in Blount County serving numerous customers and employees including Benefit Services Group, Maryville Monument and Wallace Investments, a real estate and home construction business focused on building affordable entry-level housing. In his spare time, Wallace is a dog lover who enjoys working with rescues. He currently has two pit bulls along with a long haired dachshund.
John N. Kidd is the treasurer of the No More Victims Foundation. He is the owner of Prestige Title Agency, LLC and ARK Property Management. A member of Broadway United Methodist Church, he has served as the Coordinator of the food pantry and advisory member of the communication and outreach committees. Kidd has lived in Blount County for almost 30 years, he attended the University of Tennessee majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in law. He is a veteran of the U.S.A.F/TANG Judge Advocate General’s Office. He enjoys spending time with his son and giving back to the community. He coached Little League Baseball for many years, volunteers as a Junior Achievement instructor and as Treasurer of several non-profit organizations. His fundraising efforts have benefitted the local chapters of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Shrine Circus and Special Olympics. Most recently, he raised money to construct a well for the Lupapa community in Yei, South Sudan where he served as a missionary. A master SCUBA diver, John enjoys salty water and diving with sharks.
Gary Christian has worked in the automotive industry for 18 years and is currently an employee of Rusty Wallace Honda. Christian is the father of Channon Christian, who was carjacked, raped, tortured, and murdered in 2007. He serves in an advisory position on The Channon Gail Christian Foundation board, which gives a scholarship each year to a female student going to the University of Tennessee and has played an active roll in sponsoring two new laws passed buy the State Senate and The House of Representatives. As President of The Shepherds RC which was founded to ride in the memory of his daughter, Christian fights daily to make a difference in our communities. He and his Club have helped, children, adults, and entire families all across East Tennessee in many facets.
Kate Clabough is a writer/researcher with 20 years of experience writing articles, books, columns and scripts. A former library director, she now serves as an ordained elder of New Providence Presbyterian Church, TNAchieves mentor and history and theater instructor for the Blount Home Education Association. Clabough, a Nebraska native, attended the University of Nebraska – Kearney majoring in business administration. She is active in community theater and owns a freelance marketing business with her graphic designer husband David. The couple makes their home in Louisville, TN.
Stephen Wigley is a Registered Representative with Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal insurance organization that helps their members with life insurance and financial planning. Wigley has lived in Blount County since 1997 and raised three children with his wife Beth. They are active in the community and volunteer with numerous charitable organizations and attend Immanuel UMC. Wigley tries to positively impact the lives he touches each day.
Kyndra Brewer is the Deputy Director of Special Events for the City of Knoxville. Her hometown is Flagstaff, AZ and she graduated with a B.S in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University. Brewer has lived in Maryville for 12 years. She is married to Eddie Brewer and they have a 10-year-old daughter Macey who has been in the children’s class at Smoky Mountain Self-Defense since the doors opened in 2014. Brewer joined the board of directors of the No More Victims Foundation because she has seen first-hand how important it is for children to have these life skills. She feels the confidence her daughter has gained is invaluable. Brewer is also a Junior Service League Sustainer and a Graduate of Leadership Blount, 2012.
Zachary Hitchcock has been a photographer and graphic designer for more than twelve years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Logistics with a collateral in Entrepreneurship. Hitchcock worked alongside Shields and others to help create the Foundation. He joined the board of directors to take a more active role in helping ensure that the students they help have a fighting chance of survival if confronted by violence.