board & Staff

James Bartley

Board of Directors

James is a lifelong resident of the 3rd Ward of University City. He currently owns and operates a design/build contracting firm, specializing in home renovations. He is an active member of the Musick Neighborhood Association.

Chris Flood

Board of Directors

Chris works remotely as an affordable housing developer for a nonprofit Community Action Agency in Minnesota. He has worked in community development, affordable housing, and philanthropy for the past thirteen years. This work has included running one of the country’s largest community land trusts, creating a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), developing over 400 units of affordable rental housing with Housing and Historic Tax Credits, financing a community service facility with New Markets Tax Credits, and raising millions of dollars in grant funds from public and private funders.

Susan Hill

Board of Directors

Susan has been an educational leader for 19 years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and an Educational Specialist Degree in School District Leadership. Susan served as both an Assistant Principal and Principal at University City High School for six years. She currently serves the School District of University City as the Director of Pk-12 College and Career Readiness and Access.

Victor Pichon

Board of Directors

Victor Pichon served for 34 years in the Internal Revenue Service and was the Exempt Organization Manager for the state of Missouri. Since retiring in 2008 he has served as the CFO of Real Talk, Inc., a non profit working with youth in University City. He was the recipient of the “Keeper of the Flame” award from the United Negro College Fund as well as the University City School Board Martin Luther King Award. He has been active in many community organizations and was a speaker in the St. Louis Schools Education Prep Club. Victor has lived in the 3rd Ward for over 30 years.

Reggie Scott

Board of Directors

Reginald Scott serves as Associate Director of Real Estate at Washington University in St Louis.  His responsibilities include the oversight and management of the commercial and residential property operations, maintenance, and repair, as well as assisting in the acquisition, disposition and development of real estate assets in furtherance of the administrative and strategic objectives of the University’s off-campus real estate activities. Additionally, Reginald provides technical support as needed to local community based non-profits or other qualified entities engaged in community and economic development endeavors within the communities Washington University serves or owns real estate. He has over 30 years of experience in the community development field in both the public and private sectors

Mimi Taylor-Hendrix

Board of Directors

A thirty-seven year resident of the 3rd Ward in University City, Mimi had a career in sales, and was actively involved in the school district where her four children were students. She was president of both elementary and high school PTO’s, and was assigned to a special task force to understand why students were leaving the University City public school system. She is also active on the Social Justice Committee for Christ the King Church. She is passionate about preserving affordable housing for working-class families.

Stephen Wurst

Board of Directors

Stephen grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering. He served in the US Peace Corps in Botswana, Africa as a Design & Technology teacher. He was a Fellow at Wichita State University and taught English at all levels in Taiwan, R.O.C. Currently, Stephen is the Industrial Technology & Engineering (ITE) teacher at University City High School, and lives in University City with his family.

Rich Wymore

Board of Directors

A founding board member of SHED, Rich has been working as a volunteer for over ten years on SHED homes. He also works with the International Institute. Before his retirement, Rich worked for 40 years in non-profit finance, including 20 years as a loan officer and director of farm management for the Farm Credit Services of Omaha and 20 years as a consultant for credit union management boards with the Missouri Credit Union Association. He is married with three grown children and three grandchildren.

Adam Brown

Staff: Executive Director

Adam is the Executive Director of SHED. He holds a BA in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Community Development from UMSL. Prior to working with SHED, Adam worked in Community Development and long-range planning for the City of University City. He was also part of the inaugural Neighborhood Leadership Fellows cohort in 2018, and that same year he and his wife bought their first home in University City’s 3rd Ward.