Gaylon began working at Fortress in May of 2018 as the After School Coordinator. He oversees both our After School and Summer Programs for our students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Like many of those on staff, he views his position as more of a ministry than a job.

The nonprofit world is not new to Gaylon. He has worked for over 7 years with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas and YMCA combined. He served as a Program Coordinator, Program Manager, and Power Hour Trainer for Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas. He worked day camps and implemented short-term programs for children with the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas that were very similar to Fortress. Gaylon attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he studied Biblical Studies, Biblical Languages and Pastoral Studies.

Gaylon has been married to the love of his life and best friend, Kiara, for over 6 years. Kiara works for Marriott. They have one daughter, Keylen who attends Fortress and one son, Isaac, who is deceased. They are very active at Word City Church, a church plant in Fort Worth, where Gaylon serves as the Pastor. They are very excited about this new season in their life and how God will continue to use them.