Carrie Davis is President and CEO of Wealth Watchers Inc. a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency and a Charted Neighborworks® Organization. She has over 25 years of experience in Urban and Rural Community Development, Housing Counseling and Consumer Financial Education. She has developed and implemented several multi-million dollar comprehensive neighborhood revitalization projects. Carrie is well known for developing successful public private partnerships and has traveled across the country assisting municipalities and community development organizations with developing comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans for their communities.
Edward is a community and economic development specialist with more than 25 years of experience in financial education, lending, small business training and real estate development. He has excelled professionally in the banking industry and local government. He has a proven track record as an entrepreneur and uses his vast experience, innovative mind and solution-oriented approach to implement economic development and revitalization of underserved urban and rural communities.
He is a proud graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and of Grambling State University with a master’s degree in public administration. Edward is an alumni of the Harvard University Community and Economic Development Leadership Institute. Auburn University, Harbert College of Business, named him a Top Tiger in February 2020 for his success in small business development.
Edward is a licensed mortgage loan originator, HUD certified counselor, certified HOME program specialist, licensed general contractor, Home Builders Institute certified trainer and a community solar advocate.
Alyce brings over two decades of financial management experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She has built her career on exceeding financial performance measures, building the financial infrastructure of multi-million dollar organizations, designing highly efficient monitoring and accountability systems, and excelling at contract management.
In addition to serving as CFO of Wealth Watchers Inc. she is also responsible for providing oversight and management of all aspects of the organization’s human resources management and real estate portfolio. Alyce is highly collaborative across all functions to support the organization’s vison of being a positive impact for individuals and families to achieve their self-determined goals.
Prior to joining Wealth Watchers Inc. in October 2011, Alyce held financial positions at the Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida, Take Stock in Children, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida in the Cost Accounting-Corporate Planning and Budget Division.
Alyce graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a minor in Human Resource Management from Jacksonville University.
Hurtis was born and raised on the north side of Jacksonville, FL in a historically food insecure area. From his youth, Hurtis has been invested in his community through participation in organizations to improve the well-being and education of children and families in the area. As a student at Edward Waters University (EWU), he became a Vision Keeper in New Town and volunteered to promote community events, identify and provide available resources, and canvass the neighborhood to eliminate the blight of abandoned homes. He began volunteering at the local community garden, now known as the New Town Urban Farmacy, to further address food apartheid. After graduating from EWU with his Bachelor of Arts in Education, Hurtis utilized his degree to teach at many of the surrounding schools. Using the community garden as a way to integrate agriculture into the classroom, Hurtis taught students how to combat hunger though self-sustainability and agriculture. In 2020, he joined Wealth Watchers as an outreach specialist through the Comprehensive Rural Opportunities Program (C.R.O.P) initiative. In his current role as a Program Manager, he manages the New Town Urban Farmacy as well as other farm sites and assists underserved farmers and ranchers in Florida and Georgia with successfully acquiring, owning, operating and retaining farms and ranches.
Mika is a quickly advancing businesswoman, farmer, educator, and food security advocate in Northeast Florida. In 2020 she was awarded a SARE Education Grant intended to address the social and economic barriers to beekeeping in the Jacksonville area. The program has established a community apiary in the Moncrief Springs community, an area that is 95.86% African American with an average adjusted gross income that is 63% below the National Median Household Income. Mika is also the organizer of a community garden program intended to increase food security and teaches community members how to grow their own organic produce. Before becoming involved in agriculture, Mika enjoyed a 20-year distinguished corporate career as a visionary leader known for her ability to build and motivate high preforming teams both domestic and offshore. In that role she created innovative technology solutions, improved processes, and identified process gaps and streamlining opportunities, extensively as a part of her corporate responsibilities.