Vision and Mission
The BE Youth Sports Foundation envisions a world where kids are participating in sports because they want to, it’s fun, and through sports kids are inspired and empowered to develop positive character traits, enhance personal confidence, and volunteer in their communities. BE Youth Sports Foundation prepares young athletes for life after the game.
Jen Enos, president and founding member of the BE Youth Sports Foundation, is committed to positively elevating the landscape of youth sports in the Sacramento region. She is currently a board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance's Sacramento chapter. For the last decade, she has been a leader in the community supporting young athletes and students, through her involvement with youth sports leagues and various parent groups. She has been a strong advocate for a well rounded, student focused public school education. She is a UC Berkeley graduate and varsity crew athlete with a degree in economics. For 15 years, Jen held positions in the private sector in sales, operations and project management, while working for Merrill Lynch and BlackRock (Barclays Global Investors). Jen lives in the Sacramento area with her three daughters.
Steve Johns is the Regional & Local Government Affairs Manager for SMUD, where he focuses on a variety of issues with cities, counties and special districts in SMUD's service area as well as in neighboring counties where SMUD has generation and transmission facilities. Prior to joining SMUD, Steve was a partner in Brewer Lofgren LLP where his practice focused on land use, real estate, environmental law and local government relations for public agencies and private clients. He was previously Assistant City Attorney for the City of Folsom and Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of Sacramento. Steve has a BA in Political Science from UC Davis and a Juris Doctor from the UC Davis King Hall School of Law. He is the Past President of the Board of the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and is on the Boards of the R Street PBID, the River District PBID and the River Park Neighborhood Association. He is also the Co-Chair of Leadership Sacramento, a program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber. Steve lives in Sacramento with his wife Pam, son Reyn and two large yellow dogs named Ellie and Spooner.
Chris Farrell is the Vice President of Marketing for MedData, Inc., one of the nation's largest revenue cycle management and early-out medical coding and billing companies, leading strategy and execution of all marketing programs across the spectrum of services MedData provides to hospitals and physician groups in all 50 states. Prior to joining MedData, Farrell was Vice President of Marketing for the education finance division of Wachovia Bank, and has held various marketing leadership roles with Educaid, a student loan company; Henwood Energy Services, Inc., an international energy software/consulting company; and McCormick & Co., Inc. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Farrell is also the President and long-term Board member of Carmichael Girls Softball, a non-profit, ASA National, community girls softball league supporting over 300 local families, as well as a volunteer with the American River Parkway Foundation. Chris lives in Carmichael with his wife, Paige, daughters Reese and McKenna, dog Bodhi, and various fish, chickens and random wildlife sharing their home.
Gwyn-Mohr Tully is a Founding Principal of Tully & Young, Inc – Comprehensive Water Planning. His company provides comprehensive water planning services to federal, state, regional and local government agencies throughout California as well as large and small businesses, international corporations, and private clients. Gwyn-Mohr has a long history in supporting youth sports. He is the President of Arden Little League, former Vice President of Carmichael Girls Softball, and Board Member at Eastern Little League. He serves on the Board of the Cal Baseball Foundation and created the Cal Baseball Business Network Initiative – a program aimed to further the career objectives of Cal Baseball players and alumni. Gwyn-Mohr is a founding member of the Bill Enos Youth Sports Foundation and is committed to developing the positive aspects of youth sports in children's character development. He has a B.A. in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Geography/Hydrology from the University of Montana, and a J.D. from The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has four children actively engaged in youth sports.
John Hartman is currently a member of the Secondary Marketing team, focusing on state housing finance and specialty products at Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc., an independent and local owned national mortgage banking firm celebrating its 30th year in the industry. John has been in mortgage banking for over 21 years, and formerly spent 6 years as Vice President, Capital Markets and Executive Committee Member of a local mortgage banker and 14 years as Vice President over various channels at a federally chartered financial institution in Pasadena, CA. A graduate of CSU, Sacramento with a BA in Strategic Management (with honors), John served on the CSUS Academic Policy Committee and was an Advisory Member of the California Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Also during this period, John spent much of his time as assistant softball coach at Rio Americano High School and St. Francis High School. John has been very involved with Arden Little League, currently in his 9th year on the Board of Directors, including serving as President from 2012-2014. John credits encouragement from Bill Enos, his friend since they were 7 years old, for getting involved in youth sports volunteerism. John lives in Sacramento with his wife Brandi and sons Johnny and Steven.
Pam Johns is the a Principal at PMC, where she manages the Planning, Design, and Facilitation Services. For over 20 years, she has managed on a broad range of policy planning, urban design and community engagement projects for local government clients throughout California. She has a BA in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly and completed an Urban Design certificate program in Prague. Pam is the past Chair of the Sacramento Sports Commission and has been involved in several professional planning organizations (American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, and Urban Land Institute).