Board of Directors
Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you. We believe in connections that create results for communities to grow and gain from shared resources.
President and Founder of F.T.L.F.
Mr. Portee is an educator/coach and entrepreneur. Mr. Portee grew up in the 4th District of Southeast San Diego in the early '80s. Raised by a single mother, he learned the values of honest hard work, community service, and integrity.
Executive Secretary/Chief Compliance Officer (COO)
Christopher White is an educator/practitioner and educational consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Mr. White is in an International Honor Society for Educators and holds credentials in English and Literacy.
Chief Financial Officer
Tommy Black is currently a teacher for the San Diego Unified School District teaching music in the VAPA department. He's had an extensive career teaching students of various grades. Mr. Black has served in our military in Desert Storm and has served his country honorably. Later he attended San Diego State University where he earned his BA degree in Music and Masters in Music and Educational Leadership. He's brought his experience of teaching and leadership to the board to broaden the scope of the organization's mission.
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