Our mission is to strengthen communities with an empowered workforce by creating profitable social enterprises.
With such an imagination we launched and…
A handful of philanthropic investors took a risk and pulled together a small fund of nearly $300,000 to assist with our start-up costs.
In January we launched CleanTurn with a focus on several service based business lines – each of which focused on supportive employment for individuals impacted by incarceration and other challenging backgrounds.
Forged a strong partnership with over fifty community partners including the Tony Wells Foundation and The Columbus Foundation (both providing loans assisting with our expansion and growth).
Moved into new facilities in Franklinton, surpassed over 400 jobs created and lunched “CTE Career Advancement Training” program for all staff members.
Launched Third Way Cafe in the Greater Hilltop expanding our community impact in our local community.
MEET OUR TEAM
President & CEO
John is a social entrepreneur with a distinct focus on changing the paradigm of how we think about the relationship between business and the social sector. After serving as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, John focused his career on creating small businesses focused on creating employment for men and women formerly impacted by homelessness, incarceration, human trafficking, domestic violence and other challenges.
Director of Finance & Administration
Jimmy received his Bachelor‘s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jimmy spent several years working and serving with faith-based organizations in Rome, Italy and New York City, where he focused on community development, education and spiritual enrichment. Jimmy is responsible for CleanTurn’s finance and administration needs.
HR/ Office Manager
Sheila Kendrick studied Business Administration at Ohio Dominican University. For the past nine years, Sheila has managed the on-boarding of office and volunteer staff as well as focused on operations, project management, leadership development and strategic planning as a staff member of her church.
Managing Director - She Has a Name Cleaning Services
Kelsie attended the University of Dayton, where she received her degree in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship. She started her career working for a small business handling marketing, administrative and production responsibilities. Today she oversees the operations at She Has A Name Cleaning Services. Kelsie and her husband Chris live in Franklinton on the west side of Columbus. She enjoys living and working in the community.
Managing Director - Clean Turn Demolition
Josh attended Bowling Green State University and earned a bachelors degree in construction management. With ten years experience in construction project management, Josh saw the opportunity to use his training and experience to help achieve the mission of CleanTurn Enterprises and accepted the position of Managing Director of Demolition in March of 2016. Josh continues to manage the day to day operations of CleanTurn Demolition while focusing on stability and growth. Josh believes that the most rewarding part of his job is changing clients perceptions of demolition contractors and seeing employees live stable and profitable lives.
Frank Stokes started out working at CleanTurn doing landscaping in February of 2016. From there he was part of our demolition team and now is our Facilities Manager. He is responsible for all aspects of the facility, landscaping, and fleet management.
Community Engagement Manager
Candice Ross is a recent graduate of Liberty University with her Masters in Divinity in Pastoral Counseling. Her undergraduate degree is from The Ohio State University in Operations Management with a minor in Leadership studies. She is an ordained minister who is active in her church, Hope City House of Prayer, and values engagement and development.