Jennifer comes to this position with a wealth of successful experience in the non-profit sphere, serving with the Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas for nine years as Director of Sales and Vice-President of Sales and Recruitment followed by four years as Executive Director of Christ’s Family Clinic which provides healthcare for the working poor in Dallas. Her career has been driven by a desire to improve the lives of the marginalized in our communities which will be beneficial as she heads One Man’s Treasure’s ministry to the often overlooked men returning from incarceration we serve. Jennifer brings her wealth of knowledge in operations, sales and marketing, and has a extreme strength in capacity building for optimal growth.
Jennifer was born in Hawaii but got to Texas as quick as possible! She is mother to one talented daughter who is graduating next spring from the University of North Texas. In her free time, she is momma to her two fur-cats, Buster and Gilbert, an avid baker and on some weekends, you can find her at an antique shop finding her next treasure.
Director of Development and Program Services
Annette is the Director of Development and Program Services at One Man's Treasure. She attended Southeastern Louisiana College prior to beginning her career in real estate sales and management in 1977 in Louisiana.
In her management positions, she established branch operations, directed sales and administrative staff, and was responsible for oversight of budget and financial projections. In 1989, she moved to Dallas, Texas, and worked in the new home and pre-owned home sales industry as a sales agent for over 13 years, then in management as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for residential construction companies until 2008. Annette is active in outreach programs of her church, leading the church’s food program for the past seven years.
She has been an active volunteer in the Kairos Prison Ministry since 2005 and has served on the Kairos Beto Advisory Council. She began working with Freedom in Community Restorative Ministry’s clothes closet ministry, One Man’s Treasure, as a volunteer in 2008, and in 2009 headed various projects for the organization. In 2010, she was asked to serve as Executive Director and held that position until June, 2021, when she took on the new position of Director of Development and Program Services and became an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.
Director of Communication and Outreach
Amanda brings her love for words, people, and processes to this role. She has over a decade of non-profit experience in program and project management, internal/external communications and branding. She attended Texas A&M Commerce with a BA in English. She also holds a non-profit management certification. Her passion for serving others has helped her be successful in relationship building and given her huge success in serving our underserved populations. In addition to working in the non-profit world, Amanda has also fostered over 20 dogs over the years.
Being a believer most of her life, she has used her gifts from God by helping others to give them an opportunity to be all they can be.
Being a new mom, she often enjoys the tunes of nursery rhymes and Elmo with her one daughter. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys the company of her husband, Erick going to local events, checking out a new park or simply just being in her element with her small family.
Tom Dooley, President
Tom was a former executive at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Throughout his 26 years at Alcon, which now is a division on Novartis, his career focused on sales, training, management, and managerial roles in Japan and Australia. After moving back to United States in 2013, Tom has been focusing his time and energy towards many non-profits around Dallas. In 2015, he headed a team of executive volunteers and One Man’s Treasure’s Executive Director and Board to develop a three-year strategic growth plan. With his knowledge of corporate growth, he will bring his skills to One Man's Treasure future growth as a member of One Man’s Treasure’s Board. Tom, in addition to all his skills, continues to mentor and coach a large group of people that he has interacted with throughout his long and successful career. Tom enjoys traveling, outdoor sports such as golf and tennis, and enjoys gardening.
Angel Thompson, Secretary/Treasurer
Angel has been involved with One Man's Treasure as a volunteer, employee, and now Board member and Treasurer, over the past 12 years. Angel served for three years in the United State Army before attending Texas Woman’s University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as an RN in area hospitals for eight years. After having two children, she took a job with the Rockwall Independent School District as a school nurse, and also the District Coordinator, retiring after 24 years. Angel served as a volunteer with One Man’s Treasure before her retirement from the school district and then was hired part-time for six years as its Clothing and Volunteer
Coordinator. She stepped down from that position late in 2019 and agreed to serve as a volunteer and as a member of the Board to help us fulfill our mission to our clients! Angel and her husband Rich are active members of First United Methodist Church, Rockwall.
Bryan Kelley, Director
Bryan is the Chief Executive Officer of Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). Bryan has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Sam Houston University and has served as a Re-entry Manager and Executive Relations Manager for PEP before assuming his current position and was the owner/operator of Kingdom Power Wash. He also assists with the management of all in-prison events that PEP offers at the Sanders Estes Unit. He is a Kairos Prison Ministry and Bridges to Life volunteer and is active in Watermark Church in Dallas. For many years One Man’s Treasure has been the Dallas clothing resource for the men in the PEP program in addition to many other groups. Bryan brings an important insight into our organization’s work with prison ministries and aftercare non-profits that will allow us to expand those collaborations and will also help us raise awareness within the community of the challenges faced by men returning from incarceration. His expertise in fundraising and resource development, marketing and public relations will also be an invaluable addition to our Board. We look forward to working with Bryan in the years ahead.
Christopher Plumlee, Director
Christopher enjoyed a successful 25 year career in corporate America, holding senior leadership positions with companies including Bank of America, Eastman Kodak, Staples, Dell and Hewlett Packard where he was viewed as a dynamic, transformative, servant-leader. In 2013, he started his own sales consultancy called Elevate Strategy Group. Christopher works with clients on all elements of the Sales continuum to include sales strategy, client engagement, coaching, leadership development and training and has strong partnerships with many world-class organizations like Dannon, LegalZoom, D.A.R.T, Boeing, Coca Cola, and S.M.U and has served on numerous Corporate Advisory boards. He serves on the boards for INROADS, Inc. and Catholic Charities, Fort Worth, is also the Committee Fundraising Chair for Sky Ranch and one of the founding Principals in the African American Executive Networking Forum. Christopher brings his non-profit board participation, corporate experience and expertise in strategy to the board to help guide One Man’s Treasure into its future years of service. Christopher and his wife Natalie, an attorney at Chubb, Inc. live in Murphy with their son.
John Arakelian, Director
John, a New Jersey native, worked for NCH Corporation, as Sr. VP Sales/Management Development, for 41 years, and now is semi-retired, working as Arakelian Consulting. John and his wife, Carole, live in north Dallas and are active members of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen. They both have served as Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers at the George Beto Unit for eight years and John served as a Kairos weekend leader and as the Beto representative for the State Kairos Advisory Council. In 2018, he began serving as a volunteer shepherd for One Man’s Treasure which led him to accepting a positon on the board in 2020, giving him the opportunity to be of additional service to the formerly incarcerated population. He brings his many years of business management experience and volunteer service to the board as the organization continues to grow in its outreach.
Rev. Larry Gardner, Director
Larry was raised in Searcy, Arkansas. He has been preaching since 1988 and received his seminary training from Jacksonville Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas and Southwestern Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Prior to accepting God’s call to full time ministry, he performed in middle management at Wal-Mart Distribution for 17 years. Once he accepted the call to full time ministry, he served as pastor in Palestine, Texas for eight years while serving as a Chaplain for Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Larry is now going into his thirteenth year as a chaplain and currently oversees Region II of the Parole Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He also has served as Director of Prison Ministry at The Potter’s House Church in Dallas, Texas. He is a volunteer with the Kairos Prison Ministry at the George Beto Unit. Rev. Gardner loves the Lord, loves people, and enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
Matt Bomberger, Director
Matt lives in Dallas and has a career that span ten years in sales, management and operations with Experis and now holds the position of Vice President of Operations and Sales at Bresatech. Over the past four years, he served on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser Board (Uncork the Cure-Wine Opener) and served as an Austin Street Shelter volunteer assisting clients to develop resumes to re-enter the workforce. At Austin Street he helped create templates to streamline the process, held workshops to focus on interview skills and assisted the shelter with food distribution. He served on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation (2015-2018) and led hurricane disaster missions for the church. He brings his corporate experience and volunteer work with vulnerable populations and team leadership to strengthen the board.
Thomas T. "Mickey" Wardlaw, Director
A resident of Dallas and long-time volunteer with One Man’s Treasure delivering clothing to clients and supporting various events hosted by the organization, Mickey joined the board in 2018, bringing his experience in business, philanthropy, and prison ministry to help expand the growth of the organization. He and his wife Ruth are members of Highland Park United Methodist Church and active in numerous organizations in the community.
Wade Blackburn, Director
Born in Dallas and raised in Grand Prairie, Wade attended Southern Methodist University and studied finance in the Cox School of Business. Upon graduation, he began working as a commercial real estate broker and developer in investment/land sales in the Dallas area and currently manages his own assets. He and his wife Lauren live in University Park and are blessed with four little girls. The family is active in worship at Watermark Church. Wade brings a unique perspective to the organization to help grow the accessibility of the program to formerly incarcerated men and a desire to help strengthen the ministry aspect of One Man’s Treasure’s program in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
About Our Founder...
Mary Carter, Director (Founder)
Mary has been a full time volunteer since 2001, including her service on the mission board of her church, with the Kairos Prison Ministry at the George Beto Unit, and in many aspects of One Man’s Treasure, both as founder and executive director from 2005-2010, then as advisory board member and volunteer coordinator from 2010 until present. Mary’s professional experience includes 17 years of teaching and 15 years as music director at a local church. Her education includes a BA in Education from Louisiana Tech University with Math major and Master of Education from East Texas State University. In addition to her devotion to charitable service, she plays an active part in the lives of her grandchildren.