It has been said, “Be the Change you want to see in the World,” Leader, Recording Artist, and Barber, Tarvoria Russ lives that profound quote daily. Her last name speaks volumes in and on her purpose filled journey from the streets of Miami, Florida to her present home in Metro Atlanta- RUSS( Resilient, Undaunted, Sincere Servant). This woman of passion and drive experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of life, as she witnessed close family struggle with substance abuse and other life trappings-which caused her emotional and mental pain, heartache and hardships. The saving grace in all of the chaos was her grandmother, who removed her from the chaos and raised her in the calm- a calm that would birth her creative side and aspirations to become a singer and servant leader. After matriculating at Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL- Tarvoria pursued another passion and became a Licensed Barber, who not only enhanced the physical appearance of her clients but their mental outlook as well. Through the years, she has inspired and mentored countless youth, primarily young men of color- and encouraged them to have goals, character and be leaders.
In addition to mentoring, Tarvoria has also volunteered with Community Initiatives such as, “Atlanta Cares,” “Clayton County Schools- My Brother’s Keeper Initiative,” “Clayton County Schools Back to School Bash,” Feed The Homeless “No Reservations Need” with HipHop Professionals.
Her servant’s heart furthered blossomed when she was inspired to launch “Dream Makerz Foundation,” as she has a heart for uplifting the Underserved and individuals, who like herself, who are often marginalized and minimized in society and don’t have adequate resources or advocates.