Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Annette Dove is Founder of TOPPS and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit organization. Her academic background consists of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education K-12, a Master of Science Degree in Education, an Elementary Education Administration Certification, an Arkansas Teacher’s Certificate, and a Training Arkansas Profession Pathways (TAPP) Certificate as a State Trainer. Annette also has more than 30 years of experience working directly with youth. She has taught in the Pine Bluff school district for 11 years, served as the director of the federally funded program “Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters” (HIPPY) for 11 years, served as the church youth director for 12 years, and also served multiple years on the Early Childhood Commission.
Director of Programs
Mike Dove has been working for TOPPS since 2005. He earned two bachelor degrees from the University of Arkansas, in Criminal Justice and Sociology, with a focus in Child Sociology. Mike earned his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, with emphasis in Juvenile Justice. He is one of the co-founders of the Marcus C. Harris II: Moving Forward Program and one of the leading brains behind the development of the DREAMS program. Mike has mentored more than 100 young men and women throughout Arkansas and Texas.
Kasee Dove has worked for TOPPS Inc. since the founding days and serves a multitude of roles. The most prominent role Kasee holds is the Program Coordinator for the TOPPS Graphics shop. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kasee achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. This education has assisted her with developing the success of the TOPPS Graphics shop, where she’s responsible for training the TOPPS student workers in the designing of products. She also serves as the program coordinator for the Changing Steps girls mentoring program, and heads the TOPPS Summer Food Program, a summer feeding program that serves 700+ students daily throughout the summer months.
Raychelle Grant is the coordinator for the DREAMS (Dreams Require Educating and Motivating Students) program. Grant holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Business Management from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Grant has been volunteering with the TOPPS organization since its opening days, but it was in 2012 when Grant played a vital role in the success of the DREAMS program. Grant also serves as a mentor for both girls mentoring programs.
Aurora Smith, a native of Arkansas, graduated from Norphlet High School and continued her higher learning at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she majored in Criminal Justice. Aurora has an administrative background spanning more than 20 years. She has a love for community involvement and is a former member of Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Pine Bluff and the Pine Bluff Junior League. Aurora has traveled and relocated for advancement in her career but now finds working at TOPPS every day with our future leaders is most rewarding.
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P.O. Box #2793
Pine Bluff, AR 71613
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