Board

Tony Stewart – President/Founder

After Tony’s 10-year NFL career, he spent time developing his expertise in youth development and founded Beyond The Locker.  His early training was in halls of the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall as a program facilitator for a local youth organization. Tony is currently a lead consultant for the National Football League, delivering important League initiatives to amateur and professional athletes.  He is a certified Transformational Coach, Speaker and Trainer. Currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children, where he is enjoying his first ministry, leading his family.

Kara Stewart – Treasurer

Kara graduated with a marketing degree from the Pennsylvania State University where she met her husband Tony. She moved her family across the country over seven times during his NFL football career. During this time she became a founding member of Off the Field, an organization committed to empowering women in their initiatives to enhance the quality of life for families in their communities. She is currently a homeschooling mom to her four amazing children.  Kara is the Director of Kids Ministry at Brave Church in San Ramon, CA.  In her limited amount of spare time she loves to read, cook and share life with others.

Carol Peterson – Secretary

In her past Carol has been part of many successful teams as a part of the Yum! Brands franchises. A dedicated fundraiser, Carol has helped organizations such as Danville De’Elegance support the Michael J. Fox Foundation, raise Breast Cancer Awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and raised thousands of dollars for San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  Carol is a successful Realtor in the East Bay of San Francisco for the last 9 years.  She spends her time with her husband, daughter and their dog escaping to Lake Tahoe, CA whenever they get the opportunity.

Curt Dunaway – Board Member

Curt has devoted his life to giving back to his community through serving in local churches and community involvement programs focused on youth development.  He has served as a Youth Pastor in some of the Bay Area’s most well-known churches, been a Director and Counselor at inner city youth development camps for abused and at risk teens in one of the nation’s largest youth ministries.  His ability to motivate and build successful teams has produced great favor in his ministerial and professional career for more than twenty-five years. He currently runs a thriving local business in San Ramon, CA and serves as a Pastor at Sequoyah Community Church in Oakland, CA.  Curt currently resides in San Ramon, CA with his wife Carol, and their two children Ashley and Cameron.

Nitin Yenigalla – Board Member

Nitin is a results-oriented leader with a deep passion for technology, entrepreneurship, investing, and community enrichment. He has proven an ability to lead, grow and innovate programs, services and products that outperform competitors to align with the goals of any organization. Previously worked at Lookout (Raised $300m VC funding), FireEye (IPO 13), Flite (Sequoia Capital Backed), and Zaarly (KPCB Backed). On the Board of Beyond The Locker, Advisory Board for Tackling The Odds and serving as a strategic advisor to multiple organizations and start-ups. Currently supporting deal flow, market development, portfolio services and digital investments as an Associate at Ignite Farm, an early stage venture capital firm.