Leo Braddock - Founder & Executive Director Leo is the founder and Executive Director of Children Shouldn't Hunger,  a non profit based around the power of food and mentoing, serving the Kentuckiana region. After many years in the hospitality world, Leo realized he had more to give after witnessing the high rate of food insecurity and huge workforce shortage in our region. Seeing a natural way to link the two while empowering communities with skill sets, Children Shouldn't Hunger was born. In the mission lies his belief that hunger is not only a sprawling destructive force in our region, but also a by product of many other issues that can be defeated holistically, using cooperative ideas crossing cultural, inter-generational, and socio-economic lines. At the root of it all lies the belief that we all have something to give, and our unique talents are but a moment away from blooming for all to see.  He is the husband of Jessica, and together they have 5 brilliantly beautiful kids ranging 2 1/2 to 21.  He is also the older sibling of 7, and son of Sheila, a retired JCPS teacher.  A proud graduate of Ivy Tech Community College (Sellersburg Campus), Leo is currently working on a double major from Indiana University Southeast in International Studies & Political Science, while double minoring in Economics & French. Leo has a passion for giving back, learning, traveling, anything outdoors, good books, wine, food, and meeting new people. 

Leo Braddock - Founder & Executive Director

Leo is the founder and Executive Director of Children Shouldn't Hunger,  a non profit based around the power of food and mentoing, serving the Kentuckiana region.

After many years in the hospitality world, Leo realized he had more to give after witnessing the high rate of food insecurity and huge workforce shortage in our region. Seeing a natural way to link the two while empowering communities with skill sets, Children Shouldn't Hunger was born. In the mission lies his belief that hunger is not only a sprawling destructive force in our region, but also a by product of many other issues that can be defeated holistically, using cooperative ideas crossing cultural, inter-generational, and socio-economic lines. At the root of it all lies the belief that we all have something to give, and our unique talents are but a moment away from blooming for all to see. 

He is the husband of Jessica, and together they have 5 brilliantly beautiful kids ranging 2 1/2 to 21.  He is also the older sibling of 7, and son of Sheila, a retired JCPS teacher. 

A proud graduate of Ivy Tech Community College (Sellersburg Campus), Leo is currently working on a double major from Indiana University Southeast in International Studies & Political Science, while double minoring in Economics & French.

Leo has a passion for giving back, learning, traveling, anything outdoors, good books, wine, food, and meeting new people. 

Jamieson Westra- Scott - Brick by Brick Founder & Program Director, Mentoring Jamieson is the founder of the Brick by Brick, Children Shouldn't Hunger's mentoring program, which was designed to give Kentuckiana youth the building blocks for a strong Foundation for a successful and passion driven adulthood. Jamieson spent several years in restaurant management in Charlotte, North Carolina, until his beautiful baby girl was born which brought him to New Albany, Indiana. He then found his home at DJ's barber shop which is a 20 years and going strong staple in the Kentuckiana community. Always having a passion for the inner workings of the community, Jamieson saw a void that he knew he could help fill - and Brick by Brick was born. Through action and passion, Jamieson is literally the light he wishes to see in the world.  He is the single father to an amazingly bright and beautiful two year old daughter. He also is a middle child of 3, and son of his amazing mother, Dixie Tomaski. As a proud graduated of Park West barber school out of Durham North Carolina, he is currently working at DJ's barber shop in New Albany Indiana, with the vision to not only give back to the youth, but also to open his own barber shop in the near future. Jamieson is passionate about his faith, being a great father, family, giving back to the community, mentoring, perfecting his craft as a barber, good food, good people, and traveling.  

Jamieson Westra- Scott - Brick by Brick Founder & Program Director, Mentoring

Jamieson is the founder of the Brick by Brick, Children Shouldn't Hunger's mentoring program, which was designed to give Kentuckiana youth the building blocks for a strong Foundation for a successful and passion driven adulthood.

Jamieson spent several years in restaurant management in Charlotte, North Carolina, until his beautiful baby girl was born which brought him to New Albany, Indiana. He then found his home at DJ's barber shop which is a 20 years and going strong staple in the Kentuckiana community. Always having a passion for the inner workings of the community, Jamieson saw a void that he knew he could help fill - and Brick by Brick was born. Through action and passion, Jamieson is literally the light he wishes to see in the world. 

He is the single father to an amazingly bright and beautiful two year old daughter. He also is a middle child of 3, and son of his amazing mother, Dixie Tomaski.

As a proud graduated of Park West barber school out of Durham North Carolina, he is currently working at DJ's barber shop in New Albany Indiana, with the vision to not only give back to the youth, but also to open his own barber shop in the near future.

Jamieson is passionate about his faith, being a great father, family, giving back to the community, mentoring, perfecting his craft as a barber, good food, good people, and traveling.

 

 
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others
— - Ghandhi

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