Averill Dove, entrepreneur and sales expert leads a thriving 15+ year career dedicated to helping people navigate through financial literacy, leading toward ownership. He is currently a Real Estate Agent with MMB Realty Group., and also the CEO of Dove Towne Automotive, a company committed to making the car industry equitable for all consumers.
Born as the middle child of six and raised in Buffalo’s East Side, Cold Springs neighborhood, Averill is the middle child of six. He attended Seneca Vocational High School as a student football athlete while studying Cad/Cam Robotics. Averill learned quickly, the needs of his community involved access to financial proficiency and governmental support to eradicate the negative impacts of poverty. With this, he received a football scholarship to Hobart College, located in Geneva, NY., where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies; minoring in Media and Society. Upon graduating, he returned to Buffalo; using his minor, and launched one of Buffalo’s first multimedia platforms highlighting the local inspiring hip-hop culture and promoting their music and businesses. This platform, for many Buffalo artists catapulted them into mainstream moguls.
In 2011, Averill entered into the corporate world and began a management career with Verizon leading over 15-20 staff members across several successful different company locations. He used his skillset to cross reference helping customers fulfill their needs in any area involving financing to ownership, including the automotive industry. In 2016 he added to his sales career an in-depth knowledge of car sales as working as a sales consultant and trainer, teaching young professionals the art of sales while building self- sustainability. He was named an ENCORE Awardee as a top performer within the company generating over $12 million in sales in his 6+ yr career in this industry. In 2017, Averill received his Master of Theology from Midwest Theological University.
As an influential leader in his community, he has dedicated his life to influencing others to become effective agents of change; his life’s work aims to empower and equip men, women and children, with the tools and knowledge to create financial and spiritual equity for themselves.
Brittany is a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. in the Western New York Regional Immigration Assistance Center. In this role, she advises public defenders and assigned counsel of the immigration consequences of criminal pleas as well as provides immigration advice for attorneys representing non-citizens in family court. She has spent time living in many places around the country and world and found herself in Buffalo after law school graduation. For the last 5 general elections, Brittany has worked the polls. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys exploring new places, listening to music, reading, finding a bargain, and spending time with her loved ones. Brittany is excited to contribute to the development and nurturing of young people, through the unique experiences HBOF offers.
My name is Brittany Lowe. I am the treasurer here at Home Beneath Our Feet. I have 10 years of banking experience. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and three kids doing puzzles and watching movies. I love to cook, play board games and read. The Home Beneath Our Feet’s mission is dear to my heart. I think helping our youth find their way in this world is so important for our future generation.
Dr. Clement Kwakye, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Dr. Clement Kwakye is an entrepreneur and serves as the Director of Operations for a growing Chiropractic practice in the Buffalo area. He supervises all clinical operations, ensures the organization complies with all Federal, State, local laws and regulations relative to services, determines appropriate policies and how best to meet operational needs, and participates in the planning and operationalizing of strategic goals, in addition to developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders to advance the mission and programs of the practice. Dr. Kwakye is affiliated with and sits on the Board of Trustees for Health Sciences Charter School and Heal International (Helping Everyone Achieve Livelihood). He is a believer in scholarship and service and is passionate about his ability to help others who are underserved, marginalized, and oppressed by society. Dr. Kwakye is excited to sit on the Board of Directors for Home Beneath Our Feet (HBOF) and looks forward to providing opportunities to enrich the future of our students.
Rachelle Hinsken, Board member. Rachelle is a co-owner of three family-owned businesses. Shelli owns Northeast Trucking and Topsoil, Northeast Property Works, and C2K Properties. She has gained valuable knowledge over the years and has retained lots of great connections.
Antione Holmes, MOL
Antione Holmes, MOL, is a Buffalo, New York native who has committed his life and professional career in service of his community. Antione received his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Communication from Medaille University. Currently, Antione serves as the Director of Health Education & Outreach at the Pride Center of Western New York, where he is responsible for the management, oversight, and implementation of all programs and grants related to HIV-related services inclusive of HIV testing and Linkage to Care in addition to PrEP and Ending the Epidemic (ETE) HIV prevention services for LGBTQ+ people. Antione has made the decision to join the board of Home Beneath our Feet (HBOF) because he understands the importance of introducing creative learning opportunities to communities that are often overlooked and is confident in knowing that this organization will exceed expectations by improving the life outcomes of children and families through agriculture.
Kim has 36 years of banking and community service experience; my greatest joy is making a difference in this world while I am here. I have raised 3 wonderful children and would like all of buffalo’s youth to experience all of the opportunities my children had while growing up. As president of the board of home beneath our feet, I am excited to work alongside buffalo’s youth to achieve their dreams.