Governing Board

Ken D Foster

Early in his career Ken D Foster was a Security Principal and Arbitrator for the National Association of Security Dealers. He is an Entrepreneur who has many successful startups in his portfolio including retail furniture, manufacturing, real estate, 2 networking companies and a securities company that became a 200-million-dollar a year business in less than two years.

Today, Ken is considered a National expert in in the field of Life Coaching and Mentoring. For the last 21 years, Ken has empowered countless entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses, grow their net-worth, and have more fulfillment. He is a leading expert in startups, funding, time management, team growth and leadership development.

He is a Best-selling Author, International Speaker, and the Founder of Premier Coaching a business coaching, and training organization.

Over the last 30 years, Rob Spence‘s non-profit experience includes every aspect of a non-profit organization from creation, fundraising, accounting and running efficient operations.

He has served in key positions from Strategic Consultant to Executive Board Member. Rob has an extensive in depth background in business operations, accounting systems, adult education and the non-profit world.

Early in his career, Rob owned and operated a Government Licensed Private Vocational College teaching adults’ essential skills to get back to work. He also worked as VP of Operations for an Educational Software Company which grew from $5 million to over $18 million with Rob’s overseeing. The products the company produced enabled adult learners to achieve their GED in an accelerated learning environment which included mentors and coaches.

Rob and his current business partners at TURFCLEAN feel so strongly about Stars of Courage and its mission to change the lives of those living in poverty that they have pledged an ongoing percentage of all sales from their company to Stars of Courage. They in turn challenge all supporters of this organization to do the same and to reach out to all of their business associates to encourage them to also pledge a percentage of their businesses to Stars of Courage, which is on track to totally change the poverty conversation in the US today.

Judy Ann Foster is an astute business leader, entrepreneur and visionary founding both Women’s Wisdom and Shared Vision Business Networking Companies in 1991.

She has connected tens of thousands of business owners helping them build lasting relationships, grow healthy businesses and create millions of dollars of revenue sharing. In addition, Judy is a certified Life Coach with advanced credentials.

Judy has been featured in several books. She is the recipient of the “Women Changing the World Award” from the Women’s Leadership Institute. (2010). She has been nominated for the Women of Influence Awards and San Diego Magazine’s Women of the Year Award (2015). She was recognized by the State of California Assembly and the Senate in 2015 and was one of the winners of the Women Who Mean Business Award (Nov 18, 2015).

Bryon Kibildis is a Certified Financial Planner® with Pacific Advisors. He has expertise in cash flow analysis, business succession planning, income tax strategies, financial education, estate tax and transfer strategies, investment management, asset protection and long term care strategies.

Before joining Pacific Advisors in 2005, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, leading an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) detachment. In this role, he moved efficiently while not losing sight of the bigger strategy at play because if he made careless mistakes, the consequences could be fatal and irrecoverable.

He brings a diverse prospective to the Stars of Courage Governing Board as his mission is to positively impact as many families and businesses as possible with positive change in finance.

Steve Sexton

For the past eleven years, Steve Sexton has developed his own financial planning business. He now works with the support of his team at Sexton Advisory Group to serve clients out of three office locations throughout Riverside and San Diego counties. Steve has been a financial contributor and expert for CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, THE CW, plus more, appearing locally and nationally more than 700 times over the last 5 years.

USA Today also recognized Steve as a Financial Trendsetter for 2012 followed by recognition from The Wall Street Journal as a Financial Best Selling Author in 2013 for his contributions to the book “How to Get More Out of Life and Business with Better Results”.

Steve is a financial contributor for the American Dream TV show on COX channel 4 as well as the financial voice for the San Diego Padres. In addition, Steve was the former host of the very popular Silver Hair Tsunami TV & Radio Show on Cox Channel 4 and 1170AM KCBQ.