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Board of Directors

Jay Carroll

President

Jay Carroll is a Financial Consultant with Wells Fargo Advisors. He is active in his community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, past Vice-President of MMRA, President of The Young Wanted Baseball, and volunteers for many events in the Jefferson City area each year. Jay resides here in Jefferson City and attended both Jefferson City High as well as Lincoln University. Jay and his wife Emily have devoted the last 3 years creating and developing The Young Wanted organization. Jay has been coaching baseball and football for over a decade, and loves to watch the development of children. Jay enjoys spending time traveling with his family, having family barbeques, supporting his 3 kids in activities such as piano, basketball, golf, football, and art. He also enjoys going to local community events, attending sporting events such as St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Missouri Tigers. Jay resides in Jefferson City.

Chris Wood

Vice President

Chris Wood is Senior Vice President and head of the Real Estate Department at Jefferson Bank. He served three years in the United States Army as a corporal in Operation Enduring Freedom, 2000-2003 and joined Jefferson Bank in 2005. Wood is a graduate of Columbia College with a degree in Business Administration and a double major in Management and Finance. His community involvement includes District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America, United Way Board of Directors, Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, Home Builders Association, When the Yellow Ribbon Fades Board, Missouri Junior Golf Association Foundation Committee, Vice-President Young Wanted Baseball and Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. Chris enjoys coaching baseball, supporting his kids in their activities, golf, and time with family at the lake. He resides in Jefferson City with his wife, Jill and three children.

Emily Carroll

Executive Director

Emily R. Carroll serves as a volunteer to the Board and The Wanted organization. Emily works full-time as a state employee. She is married to Jay Carroll and has worked alongside him for the past 3 years creating and developing The Young Wanted organization. As a mother she enjoys attending all of her children's events and activities.

Jill Wood

Secretary

Jill Wood is a Management Analyst for the Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations. She has worked for the Department for over 11 years, in numerous capacities. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the Secretary of the West Elementary School PTA. In her spare time, Jill enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, and three children.

John Watkins II

Board Member

John Watkins II owns and operates Watkins Home Inspection LLC, based in Jefferson City, MO. John graduated from Tarkio College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. John attended and played baseball on scholarship with the University of Mississippi, Three Rivers Junior College and finished up at Memphis State University where he ended his baseball career due to injury. John was able to go on and travel all over the country playing fastpitch softball until 2010, retiring after playing 39 years of organized ball. John also spent 14 plus years in the Missouri Army National Guard.

Robby Brown

Board Member

Robby Brown is a Senior Technical Service Engineer at Computer Service Professionals, Inc. (CSPI). He is a graduate of Central Missouri State University with a Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems. Robby is an active member of Team Virtus Adventure Racing and he enjoys coaching baseball, cycling, and spending time with his wife and kids. He resides in Jefferson City with his wife, Sarah and 4 children.

Doug Shrader

Board Member

Doug Shrader has worked as a construction supervisor for the past 22 years. Married to wife Carla has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Grandson, Ethan was my start at coaching starting at smart start, tee ball, wrestling, flag football and baseball. I have helped coach for his teams for 7 years. I believe that being a part of this organization will change the lives of my grandchildren and many other children, by teaching them self-esteem and responsibility for themselves, their team and their community.

Brian McGeorge

Board Member

Brian McGeorge or "B-Mac" is as good a senior graphic designer as he is a baseball fan. And he’s one hell of a baseball fan. In fact, his 19-year career as a designer is really just a backup plan in case he doesn’t make the majors. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Brian’s training, experience and artistic style have helped him win multiple awards for multiple clients in his 11 years with Woodruff Sweitzer. And you should see his designs for Mizzou athletic posters. He’s kind of a big deal on posterswag.com. When he’s not humbly creating design magic, the large majority of Brian’s time is dedicated to his wife and two daughters.

Aaron Grefrath

Board Member

Aaron Grefrath is the Assistant Director with the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department in the City of Jefferson. With over 18 years in the recreational field, Aaron has spent the last nine years as the Activity Center Director at State Technical College of Missouri. There he was responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs ranging from fitness classes to youth and adult sports leagues and tournaments. Aaron also managed the day to day operations of the Activity Center. Prior to his employment at STC, Aaron was the Senior Program Director at the Jefferson City Area YMCA for nine years. Aaron is an advocate and volunteer for the American Heart Association. He was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year in 2013, and also the Heart star in 2014. He was also a member of the AHA Advocacy Team which worked diligently to get CPR as part of high school graduation requirements in Missouri, passed during the 2016 Legislative Session. Aaron is a lifelong resident of Jefferson City. He is married to Cindy, has a daughter Nicole and step daughter Alexis. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, barbequing, attending sporting events, and music concerts.