OUR
MISSION

‘The Bridge’ exists to span the tide. The tide that exists between the rich and the poor, the informed and the untaught, the entrepreneur and the everyday citizen.

SPAN THE TIDE

The Bridge has no bounds, only those put on by its users. The Bridge will focus on cooperation, collaboration, and community in everything it does. From the way we build, to the way we...

WORK - EAT - LIVE - LEARN - PLAY

Meet The Team

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Garry is the founder and CEO of The Bridge. He hails from Harrisburg, PA., having attended the Milton Hershey School and Penn State University. Garry prides himself in his hunger for knowledge and love for giving back to his community. Having graduated from Penn State with multiple degrees (Business Development, Advertising and Psychology) he has always shared a love for bettering our society as a whole. His five seasons spent playing in the National Football League allowed him to build strong connections both on and off the field. Anything he puts his mind to, WILL get done. After your first meeting with him, you will immediately find out he is more than just an athlete.

Garry Gilliam Jr.
Founder/CEO
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Born in Williamsport, PA., Robert graduated from the Milton Hershey School and later Penn State University. Having played sports his entire life, he has made teamwork and selflessness the pillars upon which he conducts himself. Often described as a jack of all trades, he has spent time honing skills in the areas of programming, business intelligence, credit risk analytics, corporate strategy, and financial reporting/forecasting. He has a firm belief that the world around us is constantly changing, and it pays to stay up to date with innovative techniques and evolving technologies. Since 2014 he has been managing portfolios in the auto finance industry, so he’s no stranger to large data. Ask him about it, but, be prepared for a lengthy conversation!

Rob DeJarnette
Chief Financial Officer
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Today, sport and entertainment are in more households and more hearts and minds than ever before. The game and the show is now part of the mainstream of our society in a way that is tangible and permanent.

The Ultimate Fan, TUF United Global Sports, Entertainment, Business & Land Development Company created by athletes and entertainers, for athletes and entertainers to give back to the people, community and the Fans in a business designed to be Managed, Owned, and Operated by the Athletes & Entertainers, Before, During and After Their Careers.

TUF’s foundation was built on uniting Sports, Entertainment and Business as tools for Development, Sustainability & Peace to assist in attaining the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals by 2030.

Theodore Holloway
Senior VP of Development

Ken is a full time Career Firefighter and Co-Founder/CEO of his non-profit organization Men For A Better Society. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Ken attended Detroit Public Schools. He graduated from Cody High School then Schoolcraft College with a Major in Fire Science and Paramedic. Ken is licensed and certified in the areas of Paramedic, Hazardous Material, Lead Abatement, Technical Rescue, he’s even a Real Estate Agent, just to name a few. His love for helping others led him to becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic and running his own non-profit.

 

Helping others, giving back to the community while building up the community (especially areas of distress) has always been a heartfelt passion of his. Ken believes “As a common courtesy we must leave a person, a community, a situation better than when we found them or it”. Ken loves being the community’s connection to opportunity and realizes building up the community is much bigger than him. Coming together, uniting communities we can restore, reinvent and re-establish our communities block by block.

Ken Estell
Senior VP of Safety
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Originally from Durham, NC, Kristen pursued an Urban Planning degree from Virginia Tech and a Master's in Sustainable Design from the University of Texas at Austin. Her background includes working in Affordable Housing in Harrisburg, PA, a Sustainability Consulting firm in Washington DC, and lead sustainability at Lendlease in New York City. Since then, she left her role on the Global Sustainability Team at WeWork to launch Recipric, a firm focused on integrating sustainability into sports. She is a sustainability expert, focused on maximizing performance and promoting occupant health and wellbeing within the built environment, to drive positive environmental and social change. She believes that the built environment can influence the mental and physical experience of humans at any scale and exemplifies the power in the influence placemaking, equitable access to a support system, and sense of community. 

Kristen Fulmer
Chief Sustainability Officer 
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CEO of Colorado-based Proximity, the world’s largest network of independent coworking spaces, is a leading voice in the movement to create a new model of work in which distributed workers and entrepreneurs are fully connected and empowered. Proximity’s full-service platform helps landlords and coworking space operators deliver a full range of flex and on-demand real estate services, and provide small businesses and large enterprises with access to a broad network of coworking facilities.

Before entering the business of connection, Josh enjoyed a diverse career in management, finance, marketing, advertising, and investment strategy.

Josh Freed
Sr. Coworking Advisor 
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A native of Cambridge, MA., Corey became a permanent resident of Central PA by way of graduation of both the Milton Hershey School and Penn State University. His affinity with learning has allowed him to serve as a chameleon in all environments in which he has worked. This includes marketing, athlete and entertainer management, news filming, and event coordinating just to name a few. His spare time is spent with his children, traveling, and eating (he takes pride in his comical restaurant critiques!). His “Team first” approach to problem solve and analyzing is what makes him such an invaluable asset at The Bridge. When you see him don’t be afraid to ask him what pair of socks he might have on!

Corey Dupree
Chief Operations Officer
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Tiffanni Osborne is a proud alumnus of Milton Hershey School and Temple University. She is a Philadelphia native with a passion for education and serving underprivileged youth. Though her undergraduate degrees were in Human Resource Management and Africana Studies, Tiffanni has served in the educational field a teacher, administrator and cultural department head in Greater Philadelphia Area schools. She has recently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in educational leadership and intends to pursue her principal certification. If you want to get her talking for hours, ask her how effective elementary literacy instruction can change an entire community.

Tiffanni Osborne
Senior VP of Education
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Benedict leads Murray Associates Architect, P. C. with over 35 years experience. He joined the firm in 1984 and has been a Principal since 2000. Benedict particular focus is on programming, planning, and sustainable design in the Education, Corporate and Government Sectors. A graduate of Millersville University, with a degree in Industrial Arts, he also received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.


Benedict has served as an adjunct professor in Harrisburg Area Community College’s Architecture Department for nine years and as a member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber Board of Directors. Benedict is currently a member of the Corporate Affiliate Working Group for the Association of Independent College and University Association (AICUP), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Philadelphia Chapter, Green Building United and Preservation Pennsylvania.

Benedict H. Dubbs, AIA, LEED AP
Senior VP of Architecture 
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Jordan serves the role of Chief Community Officer for The Bridge. Jordan is a son of the Harrisburg area, having been born and raised in Steelton, Pa. After a stellar high school career, Jordan then went to further his education at Penn State by obtaining his B.A. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management before going on to play in the National Football League for five seasons. Jordan's love for the community is evident through the many works that he does with his own non-profit organization, the Jordan Hill Foundation. He spends most of his free time with the youth of the community, his family, and building connections that will help Harrisburg bridge to an evolving future!

Jordan Hill
Chief Community Officer
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Ann Ragan Kearns is the Communications Director at The Bridge.  After receiving her B.A in Public Relations and Advertising from Penn State University and a M.S in Communications from Boston College, she started her career in Public Relations in the Communications and Marketing department at People Style Watch magazine. From there, she honed her PR prowess at multiple boutique agencies throughout New York City before starting her own firm, Odyssey Public Relations.  Ann Ragan enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, Penn State Football and exploring New York City where she resides with her fiancé and their dog, Barkley. 

Ann Ragan Kearns
Director of Public Relations 
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Devin Abraham is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Finance & Real Estate at New York City’s Housing Authority. Prior, Devin has worked for Four Seasons, WeWork & rent24 GmbH in both corporate real estate & mergers & acquisition capacities.  Devin is also the founder of Liiv, a real estate tech startup that focuses on subscription living through the curation and management of fully furnished apartments. He plans to use his tech and management platform to collaborate also with local city municipalities to curate more efficient ways of living , especially in the affordable housing world.

 

A hopeful New York Knicks fan, his dream job is to one day become the GM/President of the Knicks, and deliver them to the promised land - past the eastern conference semifinals.

Devin Abraham
Sr. Housing Advisor 
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DeZwaan is our CIO here at The Bridge. Born in Harrisburg, PA., he is a graduate of Milton Hershey and a proud Penn State alum. If he's not cheering on the Nittany Lions, you will likely find him with family and friends. He has a love of travel, immersing himself in new cultures and staying up to date with all things Business Intelligence and new tech. Prior to The Bridge, DeZwaan was a Business Intelligence Consultant with experience in many industries including marketing, finance, software, technology and energy. He has been successfully architecting, managing and developing applications and BI solutions since 2011, providing businesses with the tools and insights to perform to their potential.

DeZwaan Dubois
Chief Information Officer
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Ralph Rodriguez is a Central Pennsylvania native, and the youngest of 3 boys. Ralph is a Harrisburg High school graduate, with post education as an intervention/prevention specialist. Later, Ralph Founded All You Can Inc, in 2019. That is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that services basic needs and emergency resources to the central PA area.

 

Through Ralphs’s community advocacy he has received many accolades such as: The Mayors proclamation, City council Unsung hero award, a Governors citation, State senate recognition, and a house of representatives recommendation.
 

Now as the Sr. Vice President of community events for The Bridge eco village, Ralph looks forward to being the adhesive to bond together the eco-village to community outreach, and engagement.

Ralph Rodriguez
Senior VP of Community Events
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Jocelyn serves as the Corporate Director of The Bridge. She has a background and is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington. Along with devoting her career life to helping others, she is passionate about building companies that make a positive impact in the world. Her business leadership skills show daily as we build brands solving social and economic issues. Jocelyn is especially interested in topics of global nutrition, animal welfare, urban farming, smart energy use, and clean water around the world.

Jocelyn Bramlett
Corporate Director
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A nationally recognized visual storyteller, Doug has won more than 30 regional Emmy Awards and is one of only two Pennsylvania videographers to have been named National Television Photographer of the Year. He’s produced thousands of stories from all over the world, including Super Bowls, the London Marathon…even from the top of Mt. Rushmore. Doug is also a storytelling consultant who has shared his skills in Japan, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Denmark, and with college students at Syracuse, Northwestern, Arizona State and Penn State. He even taught Garry and Corey in their Electronic Media class at Milton Hershey School!

 

Doug is now the owner/operator of Doug Legore Media, LLC, in Carlisle, PA where he continues to tell stories that matter…like stories on The Bridge.

Doug Legore
VP of Digital Media
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Brandon is a graduate of Milton Hershey School and has been an avid entertainer. He’s spent time writing and performing stand-up comedy in cities all over the US from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. He is a seasoned video editor and an aspiring filmmaker. His experience with comedy has given him a renewed passion for writing and public speaking.

Brandon Hurd
Creative Director
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Jared T. Ross, graduate of Milton Hershey School, is a design consultant and creative director who designs and injects structure and memorable experiences into products, services, and brands. He makes it a point to work with people and businesses who are focused on enhancing the human experience through their work. He is also attending the University of San Francisco where he will graduate with his bachelor's with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship & Innovation in 2022.
 

Jared currently operates as consultant/talent manager of music artist Kayvon Asemani (Kayvon Music) where he oversees his image, advertising/growth, and monetization. He also serves as a voting member on his University's Alumni Board of Directors as a student representative. When he's not working, you're likely to find him visiting another country or on one of his annual cross country drives.

Jared T. Ross
Sr. Creative and Design Consultant 

OUR PARTNERS

Proximity is connecting the mobile workforce through a growing network of independent coworking spaces. They help hundreds of space owners and managers simplify logistics and more easily manage door access, billing, conference room booking, events, and guest visits. They also help entrepreneurs, remote workers, and digital nomads access coworking spaces where they’ll find a supportive and like-minded community.

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Liiv allows consumers to find a bedroom and move in as soon as it's available with as
little as a security deposit and a suitcase of belongings. Liiv offers the flexibility of
month to month contracts , while providing the convenience of furnished homes, wifi,

streaming services, and other luxury services.

COLIIVING, LLC
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The Ultimate Fan Inc., (TUF), A Global Sports, Entertainment, Business & Land Development Company was created by athletes and entertainers, for athletes and entertainers to give back to the people, community and the Fans in a business designed to be Managed, Owned, and Operated by the Athletes & Entertainers, Before, During and After Their Careers. 

THE ULTIMATE FAN INC., LLC

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