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What are we?

RainbowMe is an entertainment platform for kids ages 2-12 with cartoons, videos, and more featuring main characters to whom all children can relate. The original programming introduces animated, live action, reality, and situation comedies featuring characters in a positive, fun, and entertaining manner designed to enhance the educational and social development of children. We feature content that depicts positive images of children of color.

 

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Our Mission

RainbowMe’s mission is to engage, inform, and inspire kids ages 2-12, with entertaining content, while increasing their understanding of social, economic, cultural and ethnic nuances. RainbowMe will allow for an exchange of cultures, ideas, and themes that will better prepare kids for an increasingly global society.

Meet The Team

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Kya Johnson

Founder, CEO

Kya has practiced as an attorney with her family’s legal practice in North Carolina for 10 years. But that’s not all. After hours, Kya branches out as an entrepreneur. From Pink Shoe Builders (a real estate investment firm) to Wagging Tongue Tees (an expressive tee shirt for dogs that was featured in MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards, & Daytime Emmy Awards gifting suites). Now she is able to pursue her passion with RainbowMe Kids. Making sure there are enough positive and relatable influences for kids has been a cause close to Kya for the majority of her life, and she is excited to see the impact RainbowMe will have on its audience.

 

 

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Millicent Lee

Creative Director

Millicent Lee is currently Director of Graphic Design, Urban Media Solutions (UMS) LLC. Launched in 2010, Urban Media is a media consulting firm headquartered in Washington DC, with satellite offices in Atlanta, GA. UMS specializes in strategic marketing and branding partnerships that allow brands to more effectively communicate and interact with targeted consumers.

Prior to this role, as a Key Accounts Manager, she was instrumental in the launch of the Business Journal of New Jersey, a monthly state business magazine. After relocating to North Carolina, she spent the majority of her career at American Express in Greensboro, NC, where she managed a 40-member client services team. While at Amex, she won the Service Establishment Excellence Award, which was awarded to the Top 10 sales managers nationally.

Millicent also serves as the Executive Assistant to the Pastor at New Light Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, where she is the chief administrator for the 2000 member church.

Originally from Pisgah Forest, NC, Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in English from North Carolina A&T Statue University, and is a proud Aggie.

 

Jack M. Brown, Jr.

Jack joined Deloitte in September 2006 as a senior tax manager in the tax controversy services group. While with Deloitte, Jack has represented clients before the IRS at the exam and appeals levels. Additionally, Jack has assisted the audit practice as a tax specialist reviewing tax provisions. In that capacity, Jack audited the tax provisions of numerous companies both public and private. Jack was also extensively involved with assisting clients in implementing FIN 48. In addition to his client service work, Jack has participated in two premier firm leadership development programs, the Ellen Gabriel Fellowship and the Breakthrough Leadership Program. Jack formerly worked as a senior tax manager at a large telecommunications corporation for 14 ½ years. Jack managed Federal tax controversy matters related to the IRS audits and appeals for the corporation and its subsidiaries. In his role with the corporation, Jack served as the primary contact between the IRS and the corporation’s federal audit teams and managed the research credit examination. During his tenure, he also managed international tax matters, including matters for the corporation’s Latin American operations, Israeli operations and finance subsidiary operations.

 

Teiji Kimball

Teiji Kimball has spent his life trying to make a positive difference in the lives of others. His career spanned over thirty-five years in technology beginning with the first personal computers; software and hardware development; network design and implementation; and consulting. As an IBM employee he helped design and develop seven patentable technologies in cable modems, network load balancing and routers. He led three research facilities in the development of event driven business intelligence systems for the Global Financial Services sector. He is currently working on new technology patents in Biometric Data Security and Personalization; and Artificial Wisdom, which is the next step beyond Artificial Intelligence and the utilization of “Big Data” in holistic artificial decision making.

As a technology and business leader he has had the privilege to work with some the most prestigious companies, researchers and executives on six continents. He recently left a mobile technology company as the Chief Technology Officer to pursue his dream and passion of preparing people to engage and change their futures with a “Pay it Forward” attitude.

He founded the Education to Excellence Foundation (E2E), whose goal is to develop Middle and High School Students thinking at a graduate level, College Students thinking at a Corporate Executive Level and Vocational Students thinking like entrepreneurs. E2E developed a Vocational Academic Uniform Leadership Training (VAULT) program to achieve these goals. He is also the President of the Beta Theta Lambda Educational Foundation which strives to put into action the National Programs and Initiatives of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

He is a former Durham Planning Commissioner, Chief Election Judge, and is an Associate Minister at Saint James Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. He works and shares his experience to help others reach and achieve their highest potential.

Breon Williams

Breon Williams

Web Developer

Breon has been designing for the web for 8 years. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications in 2006 and his Master’s in Technology Management in 2012. He started his career as a traditional print designer and transitioned his design skills into interactive online experiences. Breon is currently a web developer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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