Meet Turn90

Meet our team

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Amy Barch
Founder and Executive Director

Amy was supposed to be a lawyer. But when an internship during her junior year at the University of Washington landed her a tutoring position at the local jail, everything changed. She dedicated her life to leveling the playing field for formerly incarcerated men. She launched a nonprofit and has helped it grow to serve hundreds of men returning from prison to the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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Justin Evans
Program Manager [Charleston]

Justin has a degree in Counseling and is pursuing his Master’s in Education. With a background in car mechanics, he always knew his life’s path would take him toward making a difference in people’s lives. He loves camping and spending time with his three boys, and is happiest when outside playing frisbee golf.

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Leslie Simmons
Director of Social Enterprise

Leslie has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on communications. Prior to joining Turn90, she held sales and project management positions in the food and beverage industry as well as new home constructions. Originally from Colorado, in her spare time she enjoys practicing martial arts and spending time with her fiancé and their dog and two cats.

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Aulzue “Blue” Fields
Print Shop Floor Manager [Columbia]

Born and raised in Charleston and North Charleston, Blue is the first Turn90 graduate who was hired to the staff. When he came to Turn90, he hoped to secure a life with stable employment and healthy relationships. Three years later, he remains sober and without reoffending. He loves having the opportunity to help other men overcome their challenges of life after incarceration.

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Winard Eady
Classroom Facilitator [Charleston]

Winard grew up on Wadmalaw Island and attended James Island Charter High School. After graduating from Turn90 in 2019, he went to work for a manufacturing company where he quickly began moving up on his team. Today he’s the Classroom Facilitator and loves teaching men the lessons that helped him get where he is today. A basketball player, you can find him on the court most evenings and weekends.

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Kim Huey
Director of Operations

Kim organizes data, people and ideas to improve systems and promote the successful growth of the organization. Kim sees each day as an opportunity to implement positive change. She came to Turn90 to continue to work “behind the scenes” to provide the team with the tools and information they need to do the best work possible. Kim holds degrees in Historic Preservation & Community Planning and Art History from the College of Charleston.

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Leah Rhyne
Director of Communications

Leah is a professional writer with a BA in English Literature from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She spent four years as the Festival Director of the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival and specializes in event management, marketing, and public relations. Also a soccer mom, you can find her on the pitch most weekends, cheering on her favorite keeper.

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Sarah Brown
Program Manager [Columbia]

Sarah finished high school by taking her baby daughter to school with her every single day. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Social Work. She has been working as a Social Worker for the past 8 years and is proud of the impact she’s able to make in this world. She lives in Columbia with her husband and three children.

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Terrance Ferrell
Print Shop Floor Manager [Charleston]

Terrance grew up in North Charleston, South Carolina, and attended North Charleston High School. A Turn90 graduate, he’s excited to be a part of the staff as the Charleston-based Peer Specialist and Outreach Coordinator. He loves traveling and offshore fishing in his spare time.

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Deon Nowell
Classroom Facilitator [Columbia]

 Deon is a Turn90 program graduate who grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. Since his release from prison in 2017, he has joined a South Carolina Statewide Reentry Coalition along with JustLeadership USA to fight the problem of mass incarceration. He also launched his own screen-printing business prior to rejoining the Turn90 team as a Classroom Facilitator. He mentors young men and is a poet who enjoys performing to live audiences.

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Maura Langston
Business Development Manager

Maura Langston grew up in Columbia but has been in the Lowcountry since her days at The College of Charleston, from which she graduated with a BA in Communications. She made waves in the local F&B industry selling beer for over a decade, working with companies like Lee Distributors and Steel Hands Brewing. Now she’s thrilled to be using her sales talents to develop business partnerships for Turn90, knowing she’ll be making a difference in so many people’s lives. On weekends you can find Maura playing with her puppy, Chai, or listening to music at The Pour House.

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Beth Greene
Print Shop Manager [Columbia]

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Beth planned to change the world through a career in criminal justice. She began her career as a mental health case manager in a prison, then became a probation officer and worked as a case manager for home incarceration. A decade-long detour into apparel production made her uniquely qualified to run the Turn90 Print Shop in Columbia. On weekends you can find her sneaking into real estate open houses with her husband or traveling as much as possible.

Meet Our Board

William Finn, Chair

Owner, Asten Johnson Inc.

Russell Bennet, Vice-Chair

Owner, Poe's Tavern

Nancy Bloodgood, Secretary

Attorney at Law, Bloodgood & Sanders

Tracy Clifford, Treasurer

Owner, Tracy Clifford Consulting LLC

Thomas Griffin

Corporate Treasurer, Blackbaud

Patrick Ilderton

Ilderton Contracting LLC

Bridget Laird

Chief Executive Officer, Wings for Kids

Ronda Muir

Founder, Law People Management, LLC

Paul Thurmond

Attorney, Thurmond, Kirchner, & Timbes

Kenny Gardner

Attorney, Butler & Snow LLP

Tim Askins

President, S.C. Quail Forever

Reggie Burgess

Police Chief, North Charleston

Susannah Knox

Charleston County Public Defender's Office

Stuart Andrews

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough