Our Board

Trey Hopkins Honorable Chair


Trey Hopkins was born and raised on the east side of Houston, Texas. He graduated from North Shore High School in 2010. Trey went on to attend The University of Texas to play football for the Longhorns. While in college Trey received a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Biology.  Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Trey joined the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014 and has since been on the team as an Offensive Lineman playing both Guards and Center. Trey certainly is not new to service work. At a very young age, Trey, led by his amazing grandmother, would pass out care packages to those experiencing homelessness in Houston.  

Samuel Landis Co-Founder President/Executive Director


Samuel Landis, President of the board of Maslow's Army is an advocate for those experiencing homelessness. As a founder of the non profit organization it has become his lifes mission to help those in need. Samuel having overcome a twenty year bout of homelessness and addiction, obtained his certification in peer support to help those experiencing these conditions find a way out.  Samuel is also Alumni of Gateway Community and Technical College. 

Susan Landis President Co-Founder


   Susan Landis is a peer support for the organization. Susan is Alumni of Gateway Community and Technical College, where she received her Associates of Arts Degree and her Certified Nurse Aid Certification. She later attended Northern Kentucky University where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work. 

Brenda King Secretary


Brenda King grew up in Sardinia, Ohio, where she attended school in the Eastern Brown School District. She later attended college at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary and the University of Cincinnati, where she received her teaching degree. She later attended the University of Dayton where she received a Masters Degree in Supervision. She taught in the Eastern Brown district, and then in the Georgetown, Ohio school district for a total of 30 years. She retired from teaching in 2010. She is a member of the Sardinia Church of Christ where she has been a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. She has been married to Mike King since 1977. They reside at Lake Waynoka, Ohio. 

Kashara Jones Assistant Treasurer



Kashara Jones is emphatic that her purpose in life is to share her blessings with those in the community who are in need. She feels her strongest gift is her ability to connect people with resources that can help them reach their full potential and their life purpose. She identifies first as a servant of God, a mother, a community advocate and a corporate employee. She recently received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Xavier University. Kashara credits her Jesuit education and the critical thinking requirements of the Liberal Arts curriculum, for igniting her passion for community service. She has been involved in numerous volunteer activities, but felt the need to commit to a focused effort that had a vision for a structural change for the voiceless citizen. She joined Maslow’s Army in May 2018 and has become a strong partner in aiding the growth and direction of the organization. She also works with external corporate entities and other non-profits to create partnerships that help Maslow’s Army achieve its goals. Kashara strongly believes that accurate information and awareness helps to remove the stigma associated with those who suffer from poverty and homelessness. She says her life theme is “if you are not a part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.” The solutions are multi-faceted and everyone can contribute in one way or another. 

Bruce Berger Treasurer


Bruce Berger is a lifetime resident of the Cincinnati area. During the course of his career he worked at Central Trust and later became a Vice President of Fifth Third Bank. Later Bruce became a computer analyst at kroger where he retired and began his work with Maslow's Army.  Bruce has always had a heart to help those in need and is one of the founding members of Maslow's Army. 

Board Members Continued

Tom Nugent


Tom Received his B.A. in 1995 from Ohio State University. He also received his 

Teaching Certification in Spec. Ed. from Wright state University in 2001. 

His educational and Career accomplishments are as followed: 

2004 Masters in Education. Wright State University

2017 Executive Leadership Certification Cornell University

Teacher: Montgomery Elementary 2001-2003, Sycamore High School 2003-2012, Elder High School 2012-Present

1996-2017 Coached Boy’s lacrosse.

Mike King Vice President


Mike King was born in Columbus, Ohio, and lived there until high school. His family moved to Sardinia and he enrolled at Eastern Brown. He graduated in 1971, and began working at Williamson Heating. In 1977, he married and began working in construction supervision. Later, he began working at the Ohio Department of Transportation in Supervision until his retirement. He resides with his wife, Brenda, at Lake Waynoka, Ohio. He is a member of the Sardinia Church of Christ.

Brian Garry



Born and raised in Bond hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Brian has been a social justice advocate and an environmentalist his entire life.  Brian reopened the St. Francis/St. Joseph Catholic Worker men’s shelter in 1991. After graduating college with a degree in music composition, Brian returned to the Cincinnati Public Schools and taught music at Sands and North Avondale Montessori. He has worked in a number of Cincinnati communities, helping each one to develop its own voice and shape its own future. He has worked in the West End, English Woods, Bond Hill and Over-the-Rhine, as organizer and advocate

As the owner of Green City EcoStruction, he has hired and trained over 500 2nd chance workers in solar panel installation and other trades His guiding principles are:  Environmental • Social • Economic Justice.