Co-Founders & Officers

Co-Founder
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.

Co-Founder/Director
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.

President
Jeff Wallace is the 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.

Grant Writer
Jessica Self is the grant writer for the No More Victims Foundation as well as an Assistant Instructor at Smoky Mountain Self Defense. She began at SMSD as a student where her tenacity and ability to fight in spite of her small stature lovingly earned her the nickname of, “Spider Monkey.” Jess specializes in teaching women and kids classes where she draws from her own experiences to teach with passion. Her students include her own children who have grown in strength and confidence. Jess is a Realtor at United Real Estate Solutions and is also a co-founder of The Giving Garden. She and her family attend RIO Revolution and enjoy hiking together and Friday Snovie nights (snuggle and a movie).