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A Bit About Coy

Our Fearless Leader

Coy Poitier has over 20 years of non-profit youth program experience. In 1998, under the direction of Mr. Poitier, the Men of Distinction,  participated in the National Spotlight in Miami, where 50 of the world's largest talent agencies gathered. The artists had an opportunity to interview with record-label producers, executives and promoters.

John Christian, Marcus Niblack and Coy Poitier formed the nonprofit, Men of Distinction in 1997 as a way to encourage achievement among Lake County's youth.

In 2010, Mr. Poitier served as Regional Director for the R.A.W.D.A.W.G.S. Youth Corps in Fort Pierce, Florida. The organization offers a healthy alternative to young boys, who might otherwise get into drugs, gangs and follow the wrong path.

After graduating KD College in 2012, Coy became president of a digital-free broadcast TV station in Dallas, Texas and also began producing his award-winning documentary, “Cowboys of Color”.  

He is a graduate of the 2020 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Master Gardener program and a member of the Dallas County Master Gardener Association.

Coy and his wife, Katrina, operates the nonprofit’s one acre urban farm which includes 60 plus fruit trees, a vegetable garden, an aquaponic system, and a 10 x 20 sq ft greenhouse. Also a 20 x 48 sq ft high tunnel will be completed in February. The farm and Pleasant Grove office is utilized to teach students about urban agriculture and growing their own healthy food.

Coy also serves on the Dallas County Historical Commission, the Baylor Scott & White- Resident Advisory Council, and the Dallas County Medical Reserves Corps. 

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