To guide young men to own their greatness!
We open minds of future leaders, affording young men the opportunity to experience the world around them and to use their talents for good, convert their passion into careers, and assert authority over their own lives.
Kut Different Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by brothers Jamie Gilmore and Eddie Rocker who were born and raised in Ocala, FL.
Kut Different came about when the two started pondering on ways in which they could serve and give back to their community. They started volunteering in the Marion County Public School system and saw the lack of African American male representation for the young men in the schools.
They felt the young men had no one to relate to, no one that understood them, and no one to look to for G.A.M.E Guidance, Attention, Motivation, Education. After a few interactions in the schools it was evident what they needed to do.
Over many conversations the two discussed what it really means to impact young men. They discussed why it is so necessary and what it would take to reach them. Through countless conversations, the two realized that creating a system that educates young men, exposes them to the opportunities that are available to them, and holds them accountable for their action would be pivotal to their success.
Molding young minds and holding them accountable, but even within that accountability saying, “Let me be the shoulders that you can stand on so I can make sure you have access and you’re able to be successful, despite whatever the definition of success may be for you.”
Jamie Gilmore Jr.
Jamie Gilmore is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kut Different Inc.
Jamie is an Ocala/Marion County native. He is a former three-year letter winner student-athlete (Football) at Temple University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from the Fox School of Business. After graduating from Temple, Jamie transferred to Western Illinois University (WIU) to finish his collegiate athletics eligibility. In 2018 he graduated with a Master of Science in Sport Management from WIU.
Upon the completion of his football career Jamie began working in the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center as an advisor for two years. He was the advisor over four different student organizations, his duties ranged from mentorship, academic advising, budgeting, scheduling, and implementing programs. Jamie was committed to helping the campus community adjust to a multicultural and multiracial society without regard to race, age, creed, economic status, or position in life. He soon learned his passion lies in helping young men see their own greatness and exposing them to the opportunities that are available to them.
Elgin Carelock is an author, business strategist, educator, leadership coach and mentor, with a primary focus on helping individuals reach their fullest potential personally and professionally. Elgin is the founder and Chief Strategist of re-View Business Strategies Inc. (RBS), whose focus is helping clients reach second stage growth through strategic planning, leadership coaching, and brand development.
Prior to starting RBS, Elgin worked for several corporations in a career spanning more than 25 years. During that time Elgin worked in the mall business in the marketing department, retail management, sales, and customer service.
Since moving to Ocala in 2009, Elgin has had the privilege of being a member of several boards. The current boards he serves on are Greater Ocala Community Development Corporation, West Ocala Community Redevelopment Advisory Board, West Ocala Brownfield Advisory Board, Renasant Bank Advisory Board, Forever Young Academy Board, and Ocala Housing Authority PCC Board.
Dr. Monique Belin
Dr. Belin grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2009 she completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Saint Leo University. In 2017 she went on to receive her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry with honors from the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.
In 2019 she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Endodontics from the University of Florida. After spending a couple of years working in Ocala, she has taken her talents to Citrus County where she has her own practice. She is currently in the process of receiving the highest honor of Board Certification from the American Association of Endodontists.
She is devoted to “Saving the world one tooth at a time”. She is a member of several dental related organizations such as the Marion County Dental Association (Treasurer), American Association of Endodontists, Florida Dental Association (Alternate Delegate), and the Honorable Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentists. Dr. Belin is charismatic, compassionate and puts patients’ needs first. Dr. Belin is also actively involved in community service-based and personal growth organizations such as Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (Foundation Chair) and Toastmasters International Inc. (VP Education). Dr. Belin is excited to serve on the Board of Directors for Kut Different Inc. because mentoring and inspiring youth is her passion.
Mark D. Cummins
Mark D. Cummins’ purpose and passion is to partner with people to discover their full potential. As a Doctoral graduate from Liberty University, Mark has a unique skillset in asking questions to help individuals discover the potential already within them. Drawing from a variety of backgrounds as a decorated United States Marine; John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker; IRONMAN; high school and college football coach; and working with non-profits and both civic and local government agencies for more than 30 years, Mark inspires and encourages individuals and teams to go to a whole new level.
Mark is married to his bride, partner, and best friend, Linda, and they have two daughters, Emily and Katie. Mark is honored to lead a movement of people called Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida, partnering with people to discover in Christ we have Hope!
Connect with Mark at www.markdcummins.com.
Dr. Charles McIntosh
Dr. Charles McIntosh is the Dean of Criminal Justice and Public Service at the College of Central Florida. As the Dean, he oversees the A.S. Criminal Justice Degree program as well as the Corrections and Law Enforcement Recruit Academies. Dr. McIntosh also teaches degree courses in an adjunct role and serves as the college ombudsman.
Dr. McIntosh spent time as a Deputy Sheriff with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and is currently a Reserve Deputy. As deputy, he performed law enforcement functions in Marion County. He participated in community policing initiatives and was a member of the S.W.A.T. team.
Dr. Mcintosh serves on the board of United Way Marion County, Leadership Ocala/Marion, and Commissioner for Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Vincent Vaughns is an Analyst at Guggenheim Securities focusing on Structured Products. In his role, he advises financial institutions on how to optimally invest their capital into esoteric securities and lending facilities. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Vincent worked for Morgan Stanley in their Investment Banking and Interest Rate Derivatives teams in New York City.
A Marion County native, Vincent attended North Marion High School, before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy, an elite boarding school in New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science & Economics from Yale College where he also competed in track and field. Outside of work Vincent’s interests include college football, grilling, and sports cars.