Meet The Team

Our team is made up of dedicated and passionate individuals who believe in the power of personal growth, development, and balance across these four key pillars of life: Faith, Family, Fitness, and Finance.

SKYLAR LEWIS

SKYLAR LEWIS

CEO/FOUNDER

Skylar Lewis, a dedicated entrepreneur and CEO, leads with unwavering faith. He is passionate about fueling high-growth companies, driving teams to reach their potential. His diverse leadership spans the financial, construction, and marketing sectors. As the head of Rise Up Kings, he oversees a leading faith-based mentorship program. As CEO of Superior Restoration, he manages a prominent restoration firm, and through 2DAYCEO, he assists entrepreneurs in scaling businesses effectively. He resides in Dallas, Texas with a wife and two kids.

Coach Jeremy McWilliams

JEREMY MCWILLIAMS

HEAD COACH

Jeremy McWilliams is a Green Beret and studied theology at Oral Roberts University. After the events of 9/11, he enlisted in the US Army and eventually became a Green Beret. In 2020, he was injured in combat in Afghanistan and transitioned into a teaching role. He and his wife started buying and flipping businesses before transitioning into brokering business sales. Jeremy now uses his military and business experiences to help Christian businessmen reach their potential through Rise Up Kings. ………………………………………………………..

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MONDOE DAVIS

COACH

Mondoe Davis, former NFL player with the N.Y. Jets turned successful Life Transformation Strategist, brings over 20 years of experience as a Pastor, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author. Specializing in vision clarification, strategic planning, and leadership development, Mondoe has collaborated with major healthcare systems, city organizations, and churches nationwide. Based in Florida, he and his college sweetheart Leelee have been happily married for nearly 20 years, raising 11 children together. Mondoe’s dynamic and strategic approach inspires with a vision and plan for long-term, sustainable personal and professional results.

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DAVID BONNET 

PASTOR

David is a staff pastor for Rise Up Kings. He entered Christian ministry after a successful career in logistics. He has served for twenty years as a youth pastor, overseas missionary, executive pastor, and senior pastor. He studied Theology at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary and has taught at pastor conferences on three continents. David now serves at Rise Up Kings to help men level up their faith pillar. David and his wife, Goodness, live in Allen, TX, near Dallas. They have five grown children and love hiking, beach vacations, and mission work in Africa.

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Coach Jon Wood

JON WOOD

COACH

Jon Wood, a Southern California native, served a decade in the Marine Corps. Afterwards, he began a 20-year law enforcement career, working as K9 Officer, Tactics Instructor, and force use expert. Passionate about sports, he played rugby in South Africa, earned a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and competed in Muay Thai. Now, he is the Director of Safety and Security at his church and a Rise Up Kings member, mixing his love for Jesus with his worldly experience. He has a wife and a daughter.
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Coach BJ Tijerina

BJ TIJERINA

COACH

BJ Tijerina, a Texas native, built a successful plumbing company that he sold to pursue his passion, serving men. After selling his company, he attended a Rise Up Kings event which inspired him to give back and help other men in their journey to improve their faith, family, and business. He now helps lead the RUK programs in Texas and supports men looking to level up in various aspects of their lives. BJ and his wife reside in Argyle, TX, and enjoy serving the community of Rise Up Kings and Queens.

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THOMAS BILLS

COACH

Thomas Bills is a young entrepreneur who started his own real estate team, The Bills Group, at the age of 19. He is actively involved in his local church and enjoys serving others both professionally and personally. Thomas attended the Rise Up Kings Refinery in January 2022 and helped launch The Crucible, an 18-30 year old division. He is the lead coach for that division and coaches and mentors men to grow their businesses. Thomas is happily married to Nicole and enjoys spending time with her and their two doodles.

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Coach Pastor John

Pastor John

PASTOR

John is a staff pastor for Rise Up Kings and the founding pastor of Centerpoint Church in Murrieta, California. He’s known for his creative, practical, and inspirational Biblical teachings that guide people towards meaningful life changes through Christ. John’s passion for igniting others’ enthusiasm for the Holy Spirit is carried out in an extraordinarily natural way—his energy is infectious! John and his wife, Ann, reside in Murrieta, CA, and in his free time, he enjoys paragliding over the Torrey Pines cliffs and hiking Santa Rosa Plateau’s trails.

RUKs team mate

BRENT CRAWLEY

COACH

Brent Crawley, CEO of three businesses and an Arizona native, blends faith with entrepreneurial leadership. Starting in insurance, he led a $3M revenue team by 23. He now consults with top-tier insurance and medical organizations, specializing in market penetration and scaling. Brent also offers conflict resolution and self-discovery coaching. He values his life with wife Rene’ and five children, embodying a God-centered family role model.
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MATT MONTEVERDE

COACH

Matt Monteverde, a US Navy Veteran and retired police officer with 13 years on the Northern Arizona Regional SWAT team, is a dedicated Rise Up Kings coach, utilizing his extensive experience to contribute to the growth of God’s Kingdom. Alongside his role as a New Home Sales Professional and owner of a Real Estate investment company, Matt, along with his wife Jocelyn and their three children, Tristan, Alessia, and Cainon, resides in New Braunfels, TX. ………………………………………………………………

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Coach Nathan Tvedt

NATHAN TVEDT

ENROLLMENT COACH

Coach Jet Troublefield

JET TROUBLEFIELD

ENROLLMENT COACH

RUK coach

JESSICA CRAYCRAFT

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

RUK staff

CAROLYN JOHNSON

EVENT MANAGER

RUK - Aleksei Baturin

ALEKSEI BATURIN

VIDEOGRAPHER

Matt Van Sol - BRAND CONTENT MANAGER

MATT VAN SOL

BRAND CONTENT MANAGER

Coach Justin Baker

JUSTIN BAKER

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Rod Hazzard - EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS

ROD HAZZARD

EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS

Jayden Ngoi

JAYDEN NGOI

INVENTORY SPECIALIST

CEO Skylar Lewis

Henry Bunn

SYSTEMS TECH MANAGER

Joe is a 3 time INC 500 listed entrepreneur. Growing and scaling multiple businesses, and maximizing remote productivity with KPIs and Culture

JOE POWER

COACH

Joe is a 3 time INC 500 listed entrepreneur. Growing and scaling multiple businesses, and maximizing remote productivity with KPIs and Culture. His passion is sharing his knowledge and speaking to teams and CEOs about his lessons so they can build a framework for scale. Joe owns multiple businesses all across North America and enjoys traveling, Ironman man triathlons, ice hockey and family time with his wife, Bri. ………………………………………………..   ………………………………………………………

Thomas Blackwell, A renowned Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Peak Performance Coach, has impacted audiences worldwide with over 1000 talks

THOMAS BLACKWELL

COACH

A renowned Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Peak Performance Coach, has impacted audiences worldwide with over 1000 talks. His book, “The Liberty of our Language Revealed,” inspires change through language. A former Division I Athlete in tennis and soccer, Thomas also successfully ran a seven-figure insurance agency. His most cherished roles are as a husband to his high school sweetheart and a father to four daughters, seeing these as his greatest blessings from God.

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BRYAN KELLEY

COACH

Bryan Kelley leads with distinction in entrepreneurship and leadership. His experience spans startups to mid-size enterprises, influencing profit and non-profit boards. Bryan’s focus on culture, leadership, and family businesses, combined with his straightforward approach, delivers impactful solutions. Authentic and engaging, he influences through insights and interactions. In Idaho, he enjoys life with his wife of 17 years and their three daughters, embracing family joy and serenity.

Coach Ray

RAY SALINAS

COACH

Ray Salinas, a Professional EOS Implementer, guides businesses and leadership teams in achieving their vision. With a background in successful turnarounds, he’s evolved from self-funding to being featured in CNBC and Inc 5000. Honored as D CEO Magazine’s 2017 Latino Entrepreneur of the Year, Ray invests in diverse ventures and assists entrepreneurs, offering the EOS system’s reliability and his empathetic understanding of business challenges.

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RICK SMITH

COACH

Rick Smith, a Rise Up Kings Coach, excels in business growth and personal development. With 20+ years in leadership and communication, he blends biblical principles with practical strategies. Rick transforms mindsets and enhances core communication, specializing in entrepreneurial couples’ coaching. He’s a successful business owner, mentor, and empathetic partner in clients’ success journeys. Rick lives a God-centered life with his wife Jessica, inspiring their six children and five grandchildren.