BE A BLESSING and help those in our community in need.
The Brazzell Be A Blessing Foundation was created by Shannon Brazzell, a family man committed to serving his community. The foundation fulfills his lifelong commitment and vision to provide a variety of services and resources to underserved communities in North Texas. He continues to model through action what it means to bless others.
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Responsible for running/organizing all of the foundation’s youth camps and events, Danielle Brazzell has over 10 plus experience teaching children. Danielle is often invited to speak to middle school and high school athletic students and coaches about education and performance development programs.
Michael Odle was the starting quarterback when the Lewisville Framers won the 1996 Class 5A Division I State football championship. Odle now returns to his alma mater as the head football coach replacing Gregg Miller. This is Odle’s first head football coach position.
Odle has been the offensive coordinator for two seasons under Brian Brazil at Lewisville Hebron. Odle was an assistant coach at Flower Mound Marcus and the offensive coordinator at Barbers Hill High School for Ronnie Gage. Prior to his stop at Hebron Odle spent three seasons at Coppell as the offensive coordinator.
Miller leaves Lewisville after five seasons as the head coach with an overall record of 15-35. Miller accepted the defensive coordinator position at Texarkana Texas High under Gerry Stanford who left Flower Mound Marcus in late February to take the reins for the Tigers.
Odle was a three-year letterman in football and baseball at Lewisville High from 1994 to 1997. As a senior he guided the Farmers to a 15-0 season running Ronnie Gage’s wishbone offense. The undefeated season culminated with a 58-34 win over Converse Judson in the state title game in front of over 20,000 fans at Baylor’s Floyd Casey Stadium.
Odle had 140 yards rushing in the game and didn’t complete a pass in the championship game because Gage’s Farmers didn’t attempt any passes in the win.
Odle is a graduate of the University of North Texas.
Shannon D. Fletcher is a native of Fort Worth and has extensive experience in the nonprofit, government, and public policy sector. Currently, she serves as the Chief of Staff for newly elected Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney, Sharen Wilson. In this capacity, Shannon leads the Chief of Staff division and is responsible for all of the non-lawyer, non-investigator operations of the office which includes overseeing hiring and personnel matters, internal information technology needs, facility requirements, media, community outreach, and the development and administration of both the Criminal District Attorney’s office annual budget and annual report.
In 2017, Ms. Fletcher was named “Great Women of Texas” by the Fort Worth Business Press as well as Top 40 Under 40 and 20 Women to Watch. She is a past recipient of the Girls Scout “Take Action” award and recipient of the Spirit of John South Award presented by Texas A&M ArgiLife Extension. She is a 2014 member of the Leadership Fort Worth Class. She serves as board member to the United Way of Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Presbyterian Night Shelter, Neeley Alumni Executive Board, and a member of the Fort Worth Links, Incorporated. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Government. Ms. Fletcher has also received a Certification in Philanthropy and Fundraising from the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University – Purdue University on Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a 2014 graduate of the Texas Christian University Executive MBA Program.
Jocelyn Williams currently serves as the foundation’s business manager.
Kris Gutierrez co-anchors the NBC 5 News at 5, the most-watched 5PM newscast in Dallas/Ft. Worth. He’s a award winning journalist with a passion for things Texas.
His career has given him a front row seat to some of the biggest news and sporting events in the United States. While a network correspondent for Fox News Channel, Kris was the sole reporter responsible for all editorial content in a four state region that included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
In the past, Kris also anchored a morning show for WBBM-TV (CBS) in Chicago. He reported and was a substitute news anchor at KPRC-TV (NBC) in Houston and held the same positions at KVUE-TV (ABC) in Austin.
His work has been honored with nearly a dozen Emmy awards, including back to back wins as Best News Anchor in Texas. He’s also been named Best News Reporter in our state by the Texas Associated Press of Broadcasters.
Known by his colleagues for wearing boots with his suits, you’ll often find Kris and his wife supporting their two children at ball games and rodeos.
Jason Roberts is the Owner of Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound, TX. He has been affiliated with numerous charities including Love For Kids and Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.
Jason grew up in Lewisville, TX and attended Lewisville High School playing baseball. Following college Jason began coaching youth basketball, football and baseball. For over 20 years Jason has given so much to the youth in our community far beyond sports.
Jason is eager to join Beyond a Blessing and continue creating a positive environment for the children in our community to grow.