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Our corny team


Dennis D. Davis 
Yogi Den

Dennis is a Corny Dad! he's an experienced inspirational leader, youth mentor, certified Yoga instructor. Driven by results, he takes pride in seeing gifts in people who cannot see it in themselves. As an Inspirational leader, his goals include discovering, cultivating, and directing these gifts to specific needs in communities who need them. In addition to his primary passion, Dennis has been recognized by his peers for his extraordinary commitment to youth mentorship and program development.


After obtaining his bachelor degree in public administration from Kutztown University, Dennis took a different career route into sales where his passion for leadership was honed and polished. Dennis worked at T-Mobile USA for 10 years, where he spent significant time working on personal development, developing future leaders and talent management. As a Store manager, he was instrumental in the development and promotions of 12 individuals into leadership roles. Two In which were named top 1% in overall performance in the company for 2 consecutive years under his direct leadership.


With a yearning to be able to influence and lead a larger audience, Dennis became the Founder of Trapdoor Inc in 2007, a non-profit organization. Trapdoor Inc. sole purpose is to create a space where individuals, groups, organizations and communities can utilize mentorship, traditional and alternative resources such as yoga, meditation and breath work, and a network of professionals in various industries to discover, cultivate and share their gifts with the world.


Dennis spends much time reflecting by way of meditation, studying and identifying where he could sharpen his craft and maybe the biggest task of them all is learning how to become a better father to three of the most precious beings in his life, his three children.

Osner J. Charles

Osner is a Corny Dad! He is a father of one but a mentor to many. At a young age, Osner experienced first-hand the need for a stronger academic support system, recognizing early the correlation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. This realization later became the catalyst for his future endeavors to empower and uplift young people from historically disenfranchised communities. He also recognized that strong mentorship and guidance would also serve as the cornerstone to progress.


Osner earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bloomfield College. He then went on to obtain his master’s degree from Rutgers University in Public Administration. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Osner serves on the Advisory Board of Rutgers University, Nassan’s Place and Trapdoor. He continues to work closely with United Way of Essex and West Hudson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties, and a host of many other non-profit organizations throughout the Northern New Jersey area. 


Professionally, Osner has held leadership positions in both the private and public sector. Currently, Osner serves as the Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Paterson, New Jersey. He assists in the management of approximately $1 Billion of development, which will assist in revitalizing the City of Paterson. Osner handles real estate development, business recruitment, retention, expansion, workforce development and the overall economic development strategy of the third largest City in the State of New Jersey.


A passionate public servant, Osner works tirelessly to ensure that all people have access to quality education, healthy food services, and diverse and enriching extra-curricular activities. He is inspired daily by a quote from President Barack Obama: “The best way not to feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”


C.j. Harris 

C.J. is an experienced well-rounded professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education Industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Analytical Skills, Coaching, Event Management, Small Business Development, and Management. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused on Psychology/Criminal Justice from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


After receiving his degree, C.J. worked in the human services field. He took his natural skill, and skills that he acquired and ventured out into sports development. He was hired by Kutztown University as an assistant basketball coach because of his detailed oriented, innovative perspective, and unique approach athletic training. He served as Athletic Program Development Specialist for various organizations, professional athletes, and organizations nationwide. The innovative programs that C.J. implemented connected both parent and child through inter-sport collaborations. The programs were focused solely on outcomes that enhance the overall health and well-being of program participant.


Through his work, commitment to growth, and understanding of the importance of relationships CJ. Has had the opportunity to work with several high-profile individuals, organizations, and recognizable brands. C.J. has worked Nike/Brand Jordan, Shoot 360 (Portland), Drink Body Armor, Carl Wilkerson Basketball Association (CWBA), Danny Rumph Foundation/Tournaments, Rip City Foundation (Richard Hamilton, retired NBA Player), Part of The Solution (Mustafa Shakur, Professional Athlete, former NBA Player), Stephen Dennis (Professional Athlete, former NBA Player), Puma, Cape Verde Basketball League, Overseas Basketball connection and many more…


While on is professional journey, personally, C.J. was blessed with his first son in 2013, his second just a year later, and his youngest in 2019.He spends a lot of time doing corny things for/with his dope kids. Corny things range from reading to editing videos for their YouTube channel.

Alan p. mentor

Alan a father of two children born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. A First-generation Haitian American growing up with strong Haitian grassroots parenting. The nuclear family was a pivotal formation of his family dynamic. Alan navigated through the melting pot of NYC gaining the insight and experience of different cultures and their outlook on life.


Alan didn't have a typical two parent household upbringing but that did not hinder him in the understanding the importance of family. Alan determined to not continue this tradition took on the personal challenge of self-development and growth and being a "Generational Curse Breaker". Father of two children a boy and a girl it allowed him the ability to have insight of both gender development of young black children in America.


Alan prides himself on keeping his Haitian grassroots parenting skills but balancing them with new age tactics. We all know balance is important in life. Alan continued his education later in life and is a certified HVAC-R technician. Critical thinking and problem solving is something that he has always practiced. In his off time. He’s an ever-growing family man and prides himself on "Trying to figure out this thing called life."

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