Shauniece, better known as Niecy is our Administrative Assistant. She takes care of all the paperwork and makes sure our staff has everything they need to be amazing. She also oversees the facilitators when it comes to classes, scheduling and time management. We like to call her our in house Olivia Pope “The Fixer”. Niecy holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Norfolk State University along with a Master’s in Education from Regent University.

Fun Fact: Ask her about her favorite Marvel character


Jonathan Shabazz, Director of operations

Jonathan is the brains behind the operation. Jonathan makes sure Uphold is running efficiently and effectively. He makes sure Uphold 31:8, LLC is achieving the goals set forth in our mission. Jonathan has a background in Finance and Banking. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a particular attention to detail. You want numbers or an outside perspective, Jonathan is your man!

Fun Fact: Talk basketball and watch his response!


kenny bundy, photography + VIDEOGRAPHY

The man behind the lens! Although Uphold 31:8, LLC has used TLC Images VA for earlier photos, new endeavors have allowed Kenneth better know as Kenny to take over all photography and video direction of Uphold. Kenny holds an Associates Degree from ECPI in Computer Science, with a Major in Network Security. He is also the Owner of LightShot Media and BeardTech TV. Kenny loves photography, video and technology. His photography allows for moments to be captured candidly, showing off the authenticity of events and classes.

Fun Fact: The Apple Product Guru