Tavis Myrick

Tavis Myrick is an accomplished Business Leader and Educator renowned for his transformative impact on underserved youth communities. With an innovative approach and a profound dedication to education, Mr. Myrick has been instrumental in fostering a culture of learning and success among students.

As an educator, Mr. Myrick is committed to nurturing students’ potential and instilling in them a lifelong passion for learning and personal growth. He firmly believes in providing every youth with the resources and opportunities needed to achieve their dreams.

Throughout his career, Mr. Myrick has secured over $1.1 million in contracts and grants to establish pioneering programs for youth in the Tampa Bay area. These initiatives have been tailored to empower low-income students, equipping them with essential college readiness skills and bolstering their prospects for post-secondary education.

A native of Fort Pierce, Florida, Mr. Myrick earned his Associate of Arts degree from Indian River State College, Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida. He continued his academic journey, obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Tampa, followed by an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership at the Southeastern University.

Mr. Myrick’s dedication to education led him to embark on his teaching career in 2008, initially as a math teacher before progressing to an administrative role in a local high school.

In 2018, Mr. Myrick founded Myrick & Associates LLC., a consultancy firm aimed at driving organizational transformation by addressing unique needs with strategic solutions. His firm offers a range of services including consultations, tax preparation, business mentoring, and grant writing.

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Myrick serves as the Executive Director of the Gentlemen’s Quest of Tampa Inc., a program designed to support at-risk male high school students. He tirelessly mentors students, guiding them towards academic success, positive decision-making, and the development of essential life skills.

Furthermore, Mr. Myrick holds the position of Director of Education at Manifestations Worldwide Inc., where he oversees various educational endeavors including a K-12 private school, a theological school, a group home for youth in foster care, and a teen parent program.

Mr. Myrick’s outstanding contributions have garnered significant recognition, including being named Hillsborough County’s Rookie Assistant Principal of the Year in 2014, receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian River State College in 2017, and being honored as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Community Hero in 2021. In 2024, he was acclaimed as the MLK Parade Foundation’s Community Hero.

His impactful work has been featured extensively in prominent media outlets such as Fox 13, WFLA Channel 8 News, and ABC Action News, highlighting his unwavering commitment to serving the youth of Tampa Bay.

Mr. Myrick serves on the Advisory Board for Jersey College School of Nursing.