Blake Anthony Carter
Blake Anthony Carter is the youngest son of co-founder Juli. Outside of working on ServeInspire, Blake is a full time Real Estate Agent and Investor. In his free time he can be found at the park with his dog or training mixed martial arts. From a young age, Blake wanted to help people and his mom supported him in it. He found a calling to serve the displaced and less fortunate when the Thanksgiving tradition between Blake and his mom became a larger and larger event as the years went by. Starting ServeInspire is one of the greatest joys and proudest accomplishments of his life. While it has not always been easy, it has always been worth it.
Juli Carter is the mother of co-founder Blake. In her professional world, she is the Vice President and partner of BlackHill Restoration. She grew up in Houston, Texas and Florida. She always has had a heart for the less fortunate and has volunteered with several organizations throughout Texas before she and Blake decided to start their own organization. She is a mentor and friend to many, and she takes pride in being there for others who need her. She has a whole fur family with her cat Jonathan and her golden-doodle, Harrison. She is an avid traveler, explorer and she lives an active lifestyle. Of all things though, her favorite thing in life is getting to spend time with her sons, her friends, and her family.
Jeff Norris has focused on the Hi Tech industry for over 25 years with major companies and startups. Currently, Jeff is serving as Chairman of the Board with Serve Inspire. Jeff has been President of multiple non profits over the years and is excited to be a part of ServeInspire serving the displaced population. Jeff is married to Brandi Norris and has two wonderful children and one crazy dog.
Gabbie Westbrook is a native to Central Texas. Gabbie fell in love with helping others when she was only a teenager. Inspired by a local mission trip at her church, Gabbie developed her deep passion for charitable work. This passion only grew as she entered college leading her to get a BS from Texas State University. Her experience includes case management with at-risk population for both youth and adults. She had provided community resources to families including setting goals and guidance. Gabbie enjoys having the opportunity to give back to the community and to make differences even just small ones. Spending time outdoors, crafting and family time with her husband and two girls are what make her smile.
My name is Lee Temple, and I work in the finance industry as an Onboarding Consultant of a Broker Dealer, called Kestra Financial. I hold a bachelors degree in Finance from Texas A&M University @ Corpus Christi. After completing degree in Corpus, I came back to Austin to establish myself in the finance industry. My hometown is Kansas City, Missouri, but I have been in the Austin area for 17 years. Throughout my time in Austin, I have always been a person interested in giving back through community service in various ways. Being a part of Blake's Plate is helping me take my participation in community service to a new level which I am so happy to be doing. I am so excited to see how this organization changes the world!
Kara Felton grew up in the small town of Durant Oklahoma and graduated with a double major in Business Marketing- Communications and advertising sales from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She is a Marketing Consultant for Spectrem Reach here in Austin, TX. She loves to stay active and recently just competed in State for Olympic Weightlifting. Growing up in foster care has made her passionate about changing young minds perspectives and wanting to make a difference. I am excited to be a part of ServeInspire and its impact.
Brandi Ray Norris has been a commercial and residential designer and remodeling for 23 years. She is currently a Branch Manager at Redco Distribution and Flooring Showroom. She has extensive experience as a 501C3 board member in various roles from President to Website Design. She has been married for almost 25 years and is the proud mother of two children and one Weimaraner; with whom there is never a dull moment. After following the creation of Blake’s Plate, she is honored to be Secretary for ServeInspire and part of expanding the program to serve, empower and equip the displaced to rebuild their lives.