meet the team
Our team is always ready to collaborate. If you have a question or idea, please email us directly or visit the contact page.
tracy brumfield, founder and Executive director
After overcoming addiction, homelessness and incarceration, Brumfield created RISE to empower those behind bars with the resources and information. She is now working on audience expansion and additional reentry programs for the nonprofit.
emma jenkins, editor-in-chief
Emma joined RISE in 2017 with the hopes of creating social change through storytelling. She now oversees the production of print and digital while elevating the voices of those who have been affected by incarceration and addiction.
chelsie walter, lead designer
ian leblanc, editorial intern
Amara Agomuo, Writer
Le thompson, Writer
Anna hayes, Writer
Kenny Bostick, Writer
And our growing list of contributors:
Kristen LaCaze, Scotty Mays