Those who answer the call to serve others and become the change in the world around us are our heroes. The journey of the entrepreneur, nonprofit founder or small business owner is not for the faint of heart. Through the guidance we offer, we empower and influence the men and women serving the multitudes every single day. We believe that our work at EPIC Mission is much bigger than us, and it's our pleasure to work behind the scenes helping you and those like you to be the change we all wish to see in our world.
At EPIC Mission, we know how important your dreams are because we've been in your shoes. We have extensive experience launching and growing both nonprofits and for-profit ventures. Our real-world experience, practical approach to problem-solving and heavy emphasis on implementation sets us apart and makes us uniquely qualified to guide you as we exceed your goals and redefine success. We leverage a team of subject matter experts from within our ever-growing network so that our clients get the best possible guidance without having to manage numerous relationships. Members of our team include coaches, consultants, attorneys, CPA's, grant writers, researchers, graphic designers and marketing professionals to name a few.
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Jeremy Turner, MBA
Jeremy Turner, MBA
Jeremy Turner, a native of Huntington, WV, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marshall University and an MBA with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise from Louisiana State University at Shreveport. Jeremy has served in leadership roles for industry giants and grassroots startup ventures within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Recent startup projects include working as Co-Founder at Huntington, WV's first coworking space, CoWorks and assisting Marshall University in the launch of the West Virginia Innovation and Business Model Competition (WVIBMC).
Mr. Turner is a DISC-Certified Behavioral Consultant, has earned the Entrepreneurship Center Management (ECM) Certificate from InBIA and is and a Certified Coach with Ministry Ventures, an organization providing resources and coaching support to churches, ministries and ministry-based nonprofits. Jeremy serves on the leadership board for the RCBI Business Accelerator, Ten50, and has served on dozens of nonprofit boards through the years. Current service on the board of Create Huntington and the Board of Advisors for the Marshall University Lewis College of Business Division of Marketing, MIS and Entrepreneurship and the Marshall University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter). His personal mantra is to serve others and those who serve others, and he looks forward to learning how EPIC Mission may be of service to you and those you know.
Jeremy is a sought after coach, consultant, speaker and trainer, and he has worked with many groups and organizations on topics including board development, business and nonprofit operations, succession planning, leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development and social enterprise development. Mr. Turner recently realized a lifelong dream by stepping into the classroom as an adjunct instructor of entrepreneurship within the Lewis College of Business at Marshall University. In addition, Jeremy serves as a Business Coach and Faculty member for the West Virginia Governor's School of Entrepreneurship, a no-cost, 3-week intensive summer program open to all rising 10th-12th grade students across the state. These skills and experiences continue to prove valuable as he and his team earn and serve new clients, primarily throughout the mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeastern United States.
Brandie Turner, MBA
Brandie Turner, MBA
Brandie Turner is an educator by training, having received her undergraduate degree from Bluffton College, now Bluffton University with additional certifications from the University of Toledo, and she has added a Master’s in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise from Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Brandie has additional professional experience, as she previously served as Operations Manager for a Charlotte, NC-based emerging nonprofit and with her current role as a State Literacy Specialist via the June Harless Center at Marshall University. In addition, Brandie has served as a teacher, mentor and Academically and Intellectually Gifted Coordinator where she developed and implemented the gifted education programming at the charter school where she worked.
Along with her experience and expertise, her passion for education and training drives her desire to help educational organizations and systems be the best they can be. Brandie has a passion for people and community, with a soft spot for serving the needs of women and children, and she can often be found volunteering with organizations and local causes. In her leisure time, Brandie enjoys, among other things, gardening, DIY projects, walking through Huntington’s beautiful Ritter Park, travelling with her husband and cheering on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team. Brandie is a native of Springfield, Ohio and now lives in Huntington, WV with Jeremy and their assortment of furry and finned friends.
Consultant, Financial Analyst & Ministry Specialist
Craig Coster, a Huntington native, is a dedicated husband to his wife Lori, and a loving father to their two daughters, ages 20 & 17. Craig holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University, a Masters of Divinity in Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Community Transformation from Palmer Theological Seminary. These three degrees have given him a unique vantage point for coaching and consulting and his experience as a pastor and a financial professional and his service on multiple regional and national nonprofit Boards and Finance Committees has further informed his deep skill set. Craig is a skilled presenter, coach, and mentor to the clients with whom he works, and he is an avid reader and overall student of life.
Coming alongside nonprofits and small businesses facing uphill battles in changing communities is Craig’s passion. He believes that many organizations were founded with a good mission, but have failed to have the deep impact for which they were formed. Their programs were initially effective but, as the community has faced changes, the organization’s people, programs and processes did not adjust accordingly. As a member of the EPIC Mission Team, Craig brings his counseling skills to help organizations clarify their goals and purposes, his evaluation skills to come alongside these organizations seeking more effective use of their resources (financial and otherwise), his research skills and insights to better understand communities with whom his clients are working and his organizational skills to help clients reach their greatest impact. He looks forward to meeting you, developing a strong relationship and learning how he might serve you and your community or organization.