Creating relevant apps to restore real-time relationships
Oliver Beach is the COO of OKB Productions and co-founder of the Mental Health Intervention App.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Oliver did not speak until age 3 and shortly after he began to talk, he stuttered profusely. School was difficult for Oliver due to the bullying he suffered for his stuttering.
Never one to back down from hard work, he became an entrepreneur after being inspired by the movie, The Social Network. It was the catalyst he needed to start developing innovative social media apps.
Oliver Beach is the millennial visionary who provides the team with direction and steps to inspire and connect youth toward positive growth.
Charisse Beach is an author, educator, and national presenter. She co-founded the Mental Health Intervention with her son Oliver. Her passion is supporting the implementation of innovative products that improve the quality of social emotional living.
Charisse became a subject-matter expert on transforming and educating at-risk students. She is author of At-Risk Students Transforming Student Behavior, published by Rowman & Littlefield, which details the warning signs of disturbing behaviors, which are often overlooked by educators and/or misdiagnosed by mental health professionals. She provides strategies to identify and address them.
Charisse develops the characters and story line for JAITW.
Elijah Beach is currently an 8th grader who frequently finds himself at crossroads. He feels like every choice has two vital outcomes, often creating anxiety over which one he should choose. He constantly struggles between playing video games or chatting with friends; practicing the piano or walking his over-sized puppy; making a root beer float or vegetating on YouTube; watching a horror flick or...well, you get the point!
Through his family’s insistence that he maintains balance, Elijah practices mindfulness which helps him to stay positive even during difficult situations. He says when he has a positive outlook, he feels more mentally and physically healthy. But mental and physical health aside, Elijah still fantasizes about life far away from the comfort and safety of his.
Elijah is co-creator, gaming expert and protagonist in JAITW.