ABOUT LEGACY BOXING GYM
Board of Directors
Linda Gray, DCL residing in Dallas, Texas is a nonprofit business consultant with more than 25 years of experience with expertise in nonprofit start-ups, nonprofit management, grant research and development for community based nonprofits and faith-based organizations. She has successfully helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations in receiving technical assistance in IRS 501C3 certification. Certified Business Mentor with the Dallas SCORE Chapter for 18 years. She felt the call to serve as an advisory board member with Rich Lox because of his desire to help youth build character by offering them a positive way to pursue their dreams and aspirations through the sport of boxing! What a difference he has made in the lives of disadvantaged youth!
Mike Arne is an accomplished professional with over 25 years of commercial construction experience.
Mike has an extensive background in project development, pre-construction, estimating, municipal and state coordination, scheduling, client relationships, and project management. He has been responsible for numerous hospitals, oncology centers, medical office buildings, class A and value office buildings, retail centers, anchor tenants, K-12, municipal and industrial warehouse facilities. Mike has spent his entire career in North Texas where he has developed lifelong business relationships with design, subcontractor, and supplier markets. He has completed multiple LEED certified projects along with one LEED Silver and one LEED Gold project.
Hello, I am David Podwika and I connected with Rich and his family at weekend worship at our local church. I also connected with him at the Friday bible study. As a dad of two children and husband, I know how important it is to spend quality time with both family and members of the community. I believe that we are each called to reach out beyond ourselves and to be involved in the life of others. When we do, we will feel better connected to the people we love and enlarge the circle of what we consider community. Spending time in the gym is something I have done for close to 40 years. Helping others have access to Legacy Boxing and his leadership is a natural fit.
Jennifer Harvey moved to Texas with her three children (Tanner 23, Melina 20 and Mace 13) in 2014. She is a financial services professional who runs her own practice with New York Life and is passionate about educating families about the many tools available to help plan for college or small business funding, retirement and legacy.
Jennifer is a firm believer in networking and discovered Legacy Boxing Gym through her involvement in the Lake Dallas community, where her youngest is still attending school.
Having seen the value of investing in our youth and giving them a place to not only learn discipline, but to exercise and expend their energy in a productive way, Jennifer joined the Board of Directors at Legacy Boxing Gym.
I grew up in Beaumont, Texas. During my high school years, I was involved in a very prominent youth amateur boxing program. The discipline that working out, sparring, and competing provided me was instrumental in my development to becoming the person that I am. Specifically, the confidence and willingness not to quit or give up when faced with adversity provided me with a solid foundation to help me succeed in college and later in my practice as a trial attorney.
I have lived in the Metroplex since1983 and have practiced law in a private law firm setting, as well as in-house litigation counsel with large corporations. My professional background has focused on commercial litigation from the defense standpoint. During my career I have tried cases throughout the United States. Currently, I manage a portfolio of litigation cases for a prominent mortgage loan servicing company in the Metroplex.
When I became acquainted with Rich and Legacy Boxing, I was impressed that this was not your typical boxing gym. Immediately, I recognized that this gym offered a positive environment where kids and young adults could not only work out but find guidance and assistance in all aspects of their lives. My experience as a young boxer certainly did not offer that and I found the contrast to be refreshing. It has been an honor to assist Coach Rich on Monday evenings as we work with the kids and get to see them blossom.
Dan Carolla is the Chief of Police for the City of Lake Dallas and has been a resident of the Lake Cities for over 20 years. Dan believes that community engagement, especially with the community’s youths, is the an investment that has long term benefits for both the individuals and to the community as a whole. With a background in martial arts, the Legacy Boxing Gym is an organization that Dan could invest time that was both personally and professionally satisfying. Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration and Leadership from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dan brings experience in leadership and community relations to the Legacy Boxing Gym board, and he believes the mission and values taught in the program are one more way we can shape future leaders.
Mike lives in Frisco, TX with his wife, three daughters and three dogs. He enjoys triathlons and running, having completed two Ironman events and five marathons. Mike can be seen around Frisco running with his dogs, Kora, a Husky and Scout, a Border Collie, though he prefers to run them separately. Mike attends Hope Fellowship Church in Frisco, TX where he serves as an usher. Mike is a licensed CPA and works for Eagle Materials Inc. as their VP-Internal Audit. Mike loves to watch college football and cheer for his oldest daughter’s school of Oklahoma University. Boomer Sooner!