Mark Breland


Mark is Founder and Director of Educate Young Voters. He studied acting at Columbia College Chicago and The Second City. Breland has done acting work for Pepsi and the film Barbershop. Breland studied Hip Hop Dance at Hubbard Street Dance and Visceral Dance Center. In his formative years, Breland participated in Church Choir, Show Choir, and played the Trumpet/Tenor Saxophone. His music as a former DJ has accumulated thousands of plays on social media. At the Wright Foundation: For the Realization of Human Potential, Mark completed a year of Social and Emotional Intelligence Training. In his network, Breland is connected with artists that have worked with Grammy Award Winners, and have thousands of social media followers

Assistant Director

Yvette Walker is Assistant Dean at The University of Oklahoma College Of Journalism & Mass Communication where she teaches Introduction to Media. Walker has a Master’s degree in media management from the University of Missouri and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is a member of the Online News Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Walker is host of the Positively Joy podcast, speaker, and author of “Whispering in His Ear”.


Joe is a creative-content producer that has served local and national brands to produce entertaining and creative video content. Martinez has a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University, with a concentration in Cinema and Photography. He has over a decade of experience producing, directing, and editing video content and commercials. With the team at Fig Media Inc, he has won Director of Video Production Awards and has had the distinct pleasure of producing video commercials for organizations like BMW, HGTV, Adler Planetarium, and the Sundance Film Festival.