Our Team

Brian T. Booker
Founder & CEO
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Brian T. Booker has several years of experience in international study abroad and has traveled to over twenty countries around the world, respectively. As the founder of One Step Initiative, Inc., Brian aims to bring global education opportunities to inner-city high school students regardless of socioeconomic status. His education and professional history include global opportunities in Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, and Ghana. His past work experience includes service as a study abroad Peer Advisor at the University of Memphis, English Instructor at Aromaru in Tokyo, HR Transformation Specialist in London, and an Assistant to the Ambassador of the African Union Diaspora African Forum (AUDAF) in Accra. “My goal is to prepare students for full integration in a diverse society –empowering students capable of promoting their own welfare while remaining deeply committed to the welfare of others.” Brian T. Booker is a member of the non-governmental and service organization Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at The University of Memphis where he studied International Business and Japanese.

Ricky L. Tucker
Non-Profit Development
Ricky L. Tucker, is a professional life coach with more than 25 years of experience providing personal and professional coaching to executives, athletes, educators and students. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a major in sociology and a minor in broadcasting, Coach RIX served as a Dale Carnegie instructor for almost 10 years. He also attended Corporate Coach U, to become a professional coach.

Coach RIX wears many hats and is quite comfortable in varied roles from life and business coaching to public speaking and consulting. He has been responsible for leading local, state and regional teams, he has managed, coached and developed direct and indirect local, regional and national sales teams, and has developed relationships and negotiated contracts with national retailers including Radio Shack. Coach RIX is a member of: Memphis Coach Network, Regional Memphis Chamber, NAWBO, Hispanic Chamber as well as, BNI (Business Network International) Northern Mississippi Achievers, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and through One Memphis, a member of the Black Business Association and the Mid South Minority Business Counsel. He is also the founder of RIX International, LLC.

 

Jennifer Prudhomme
COO

Jennifer Prudhomme joined the OSI team as a consultant at point of incorporation in August 2014 and currently serves as the program and organization’s COO and Brand Development Director. Her travel experience includes countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Caribbean and Central America. Prudhomme has over nine years of business management and ecommerce experience. As a Senior Manager and Consultant, Prudhomme traveled to Japan and co-managed the October 2014 launch of one of the largest new venture campaigns for Japan’s leading Internet company. Ranked the third largest ecommerce business in the world, Forbes listed Rakuten at #7 of the most innovative companies in global commerce. Jennifer’s participation and experience with non-profit organizations started at an early age. In addition to business management, her service history and involvement includes a diverse group of organizations and events: AIDS Project Los Angeles, Gulf States Rebuild Project, Young Women’s Empowerment Conference with U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal of the 47th Congressional District, Revlon Run/Walk, and President’s Forum on International Human Rights at California State University of Long Beach.

Carnell Williams
Art Director & Secretary

Carnell Williams was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois.  He now resides in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Lane College (HBCU), where he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Carnell is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Delta Epsilon Chapter). He works as a Technical Specialist for the Missouri Board of Elections, Roving Specialist for Walgreens, and acts as current CEO, Owner, and painter for Uncivilized Brushes. Carnell has years of experience working with non-profit organizations and various community service projects including but not limited to I.E. ESL Enrichment program, Annie Malone Parade, Sigma Beta Club, Boys & Girls Club of America, March of Dimes, Go Red for Women, Red Nose Day USA (savethechildren.org).