Tre grew up in East St. Louis, IL and the surrounding Metro-East region of Southern Illinois. He currently lives in Florissant, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. Prior to joining Merit America, he worked with youth and young adults in several nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. He also was a collegiate football player and has coached and trained young athletes of all ages. Tre was drawn to Merit America because of the organizational mission and culture. He is dedicated to helping others and making a difference in someone else’s life. In his free time, Tre can be found practicing yoga, creating art, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his loved ones. He loves all sports and enjoys both watching and participating in different sports activities. Tre is the oldest of 6 siblings and is a first generation college graduate. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Harris-Stowe State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Tre is currently completing a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.