APolitical Hosts

Corey, Myron, Brian, Tremaine
Corey Foster, Myron Douglass, Brian Watson, Tremaine Jasper

Myron Douglass

Myron Douglass has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to public service. He has helped to form many organizations in Phoenix that has made a positive impact in the African-American culture. He served as Vice President of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. In this role of leadership, Myron assisted with acquiring $2.3 million from City Bond funds. In 2017 and 2018, Myron took part in the Freedom Fund (East Valley NAACP Fundraising Event) and also was the Vice President of the EV NAACP Branch for two years. The Arizona Men’s Health and Wellness Initiative is dear to Myron’s heart. He has helped to design a program educating men and their families on health challenges and healthy habits. Douglass is the co-chair for this organization in which he currently serves since its inception in 2012.

For nearly 25 years, Myron has worked as a professional in the banking and finance industry. He has helped consumers and small businesses to ensure financial success within the community. He has provided economic services for a broad range of Fortune 500 Companies to include financial management, consumer finance, and investment funds.

Myron, a native of Arizona, grew up in the heart of South Phoenix. He attended some of South Phoenix’s most notable schools: Martin Luther King, Jr., Percy L. Julian, South Mountain High School, and South Mountain Community College. Myron has always been committed to the community. He attended the University of Phoenix, earning a BA in Marketing. Later, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy.

When Myron has free time, he enjoys running marathons, mentoring youth through Project Alpha, and continuing his work in the community.

Brian Watson

Brian Watson’s creative career began with writing poetry and performing spoken word in 2000 at Majocco’s Art & Bookstore in his hometown of Plainfield, New Jersey. He made his 2005 debut into acting as an extra in a Pierre Films short film entitled, Mike & Carmen.

In 2007, Brian was honored at the American Black Film Festival (ABVV). He earned a nomination for the Independent Best Film, The City is Mine (Pierre Films). His contributions for film were not just in front of the camera, he is acclaimed behind the scenes as well. From providing film direction, on-camera consultations, and working with some of the most creative directors; it was just a matter of time before Brian started to produce his own films. As a graduate of Hampton University, Brian did not let his Psychology degree go to waste. The skills that he learned were instrumental in building a successful marketing and promotion campaign for his film, Visions of Yvette, a Pierre Films production.

Brian’s film producing credits include the short film, Grey Matter by Jake Verligheri and the feature film, Old Man Winter, directed by Zane L’Erario. He has also produced digital media segments for the web magazines Frontline Philly and the Outbreak Creative Group.

Film credits didn’t stop there, in 2008, Brian also worked on film festivals such as the Philadelphia Film Festival and Cinefest (Media). In 2009, he worked on the American Black Film Festival (Sponsors). And later that year, he worked on the film festival Philadelphia Qfest (formerly the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival {Patrons}).

As a corporate professional, Brian has spent over 20 years in the financial and wealth management industry. Currently, he continues to build industries in film and media. He leads Black River Life, a creative production studio based in Arizona celebrating the global African Diaspora. In his spare time, he operates as an amateur drone pilot. Brian also takes great pleasure in photography and videography, and enjoys writing and storytelling.

Tremaine Jasper

A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Tremaine Jasper strives to do as much as he can to make the community a better place to live.

He attended the University of Arizona and earned a BA in Journalism. He then went on to attend the University of Phoenix and earned an MBA in Global Management in 2004.

Since August 2006, Jasper has been the owner and operator of PhxSoul.com, a website that informs residents in the Greater Phoenix area of African-American cultural events, businesses, organizations, educational opportunities, entertainment, and so much more. Tremaine ensures that the community is abreast of all that is taking place in the Valley of the Sun. He connects the reader with information, creating a cultural network for those in the Valley.

In June 2012, Tremaine launched LasVegasSoul.com. This is an edutainment site to keep travelers tuned into the urban entertainment scene on the Las Vegas Strip.

During the span of his career, Jasper has worked for Rosendin, NextCare Urgent Care, Verizon Wireless, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, the Arizona Humane Society, the Arizona Republic, the East Valley Tribune, the Arizona Informant, and azcentral.com.

Jasper is a member of several organizations including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the University of Arizona Black Alumni Phoenix.

He enjoys spending his spare time with his lovely wife and their two beautiful children.

Corey Foster

Corey Foster is a dynamic leader, entrepreneur, and community advocate. He is quickly gaining notoriety in Arizona as a heavy civil construction apprenticeship champion and strategist. Corey is recognized in business arenas, philanthropic communities, educational intuitions, and government agencies as one of the leading experts on workforce development, community change initiates, and economic development.

Corey is a life-long learner. He has earned several college degrees. He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). While attaining his bachelor’s degree, he also earned a Train the Trainer Facilitator Certificate from UWM School of Continuing Education.

From the Annie E Casey Foundation Making Connection, Corey earned a Community Leadership Certificate: a Milwaukee Initiative for Resident Leader. Corey has also earned a Master of Science degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He completed Process Evaluation courses at George Washington University Elevator’s Institute and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Business Administration.

When Corey is not advocating for the community, he is spending quality time with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and their four children, Jeanna, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Jaxson.