Meet Our Board

Founder
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.

Charter Member
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.

Co-Founder, Charter Member
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.


Lori Christian has been in the Finance and Real Estate business for 25 years. Lori joined the Board of Directors for the No More Victims Foundation in 2016. Lori also serves as Controller of the GGC (Channon Gail Christian) Foundation. Lori is also an active member of the Shepherds RC riding club, founded by her husband Gary Christian. She also the Booking manager for the Gary Christian Seminars, LLC a Ministry founded by Gary Christian focused on spreading God’s word, and his power of restoration.

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.

Charter Member
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.

Charter Member
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.

Grant Researcher
Leslie Woodall is a local REALTOR who has served the Blount County area since 1997. She joined the Board of No More Victims Foundation in 2017 and is focused on its advancement of making a “realistic” difference in people’s lives by empowerment. When not assisting clients, Leslie can be found enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains or working with community organizations that are near and dear to her heart. As well as working with the No More Victims Foundation, she is an active member of the Board of Directors of Experience your Smokies and Maryville Alcoa Home Builders Association. She serves as a Chamber Ambassador for the Blount County Chamber of Commerce and has served on numerous committees and boards in her local and state Realtor Association. She is a 2014 Graduate of Leadership Blount, 2015 Graduate of Experience your Smokies and 2015 Nominee for the Athena Leadership Award.