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ADVISORY Board

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1651″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1626384763605{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Adolphus Gwynn

Adolphus is a Technology Executive focused on supporting Fortune 500 companies as they transform their business by optimizing their investments in People, Processes, and Technology. He has spent the last 20+ years implementing ERP Solutions for customers including Tory Burch, Fossil, Tumi, Crocs, Under Armour, Merck, and Google. Industry experience include Hi Tech, Life Sciences, Retail, Defense/Public Sector, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

Adolphus grew up in North Carolina on a farm with dreams of seeing the World. Upon graduation from West Point, the World obliged as he spent 9 years in the military; serving in Europe, Southwest Asia, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and North America. Adolphus commanded (twice) at the 82nd Airborne Division while volunteering as a part of a community youth outreach initiative for the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He is a Vice President for the software company, SAP, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1598″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1609799297382{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Ramon Cardenas

Ramon Cardenas is a pragmatic technology executive focused on enabling Fortune 100 companies with their business and technology transformations, both domestically and internationally. After spending years in leadership roles in the telecommunication industry, Ramon headed to the Silicon Valley in leadership roles. After living 20+ years in San Francisco and working for exciting product companies like Salesforce, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, Ramon now resides in Monument, CO, while working remotely for Accenture, a worldwide consulting company.

Ramon grew up in Aurora, CO, well before the current social challenges set in. That coupled with his firsthand experience with similar issues on the streets of San Francisco, CA, provides a clear line of sight to the growing need for support as well as tight alignment to the vision and mission of Wholly Kicks. Ramon spent many hours volunteering at GLIDE San Francisco to charter schools on the free lunch program, to San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Care Not Cash program and plans on bringing those experiences to the team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1607″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1611826503697{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Sean Ross

From a young age Sean fell in love with helping others through mission trips and volunteer events, and was naturally drawn to the mission of Wholly Kicks and the efforts Tyg puts into improving the lives of those facing economic disparity. After graduating from Colorado State University with a BA in economics and additional focus in business administration, Sean quickly looked for opportunities both in his professional and personal life to effect change in others’ lives. As a professional he currently works at Charles Schwab as a Senior Team Manager in their Equity Compensation group leading a number of operations and relationship management team members, and finds ways to impact others through Schwab’s community programs.

Sean brings value to the community outside of his professional career by acting as Treasurer for Wholly Kicks. Sean has applied his skillset from his bachelors in economics and six years in the finance industry to collaborate with Tyg and the board of directors to grow the Wholly Kicks mission financially through fundraising, accurate financial reporting and accounting, and marketing communications. He has been a part of the Wholly Kicks board of directors since its founding in 2019, acting as Treasurer for the duration.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1597″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1609798998066{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Irv Halter

Irv Halter is a veteran of over 32 years in the United States Air Force where he was a combat veteran fighter pilot and rose to the rank of Major General. After graduating from the Air Force Academy (and his wife of 43 years, Judy from the University of Denver,) Irv’s career took them around the globe with over 14 years of overseas assignments, culminating in senior positions at the Academy, the National Reconnaissance Office, and Joint Staff in Washington, DC.

After retiring from the Air Force in 2009, the Halters returned to Colorado Springs. Irv joined Computer Sciences Corporation as the Vice President and General Manager for Air Force, NASA and Missile Defense Agency programs, providing IT and professional services valued at three quarters of a billion dollars annually.

In July 2013, Irv left CSC to run for the 114th Congress in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. While he did not prevail, as a first-time candidate, Irv received over 105,000 votes in a race that gained positive national attention.

From 2015 to 2019, Irv served in the Governor Hickenlooper’s cabinet as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. In that role, he directed the department’s efforts in providing technical assistance and resources to Colorado’s small and rural communities, as well as investments in affordable housing, and serving the homeless.

In addition to serving as the Board Chair for Wholly Kicks, Irv serves on several non-profit boards including The Alliance Center (Denver), Springs Rescue Mission, and the Colorado Transportation Commission. For years, he and Judy were very active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Monument.  In October of 2020, Irv and Judy moved to Philadelphia, to be live closer to their one son, David, who works as an architect.

Irv’s interest and involvement in Wholly Kicks is driven by his Christian faith and firm belief that economic disparities that drive both poverty and homelessness require intentional action and immediate attention by all sectors of society. He says, “Wholly Kicks’ focus on treating people with dignity by providing new, high quality footwear to those who are on the margins of our wealthy community will open doors to conversations, and relationships that will change lives!”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]