The talented individuals who make up Simone Bridges Inspires Inc's dedicated and compassionate team each bring unique expertise and experiences to the organization. Though everyone serves a different role, each person is committed to helping execute the organization's mission and goals. Our amazing team members, mentors, regular and part-time volunteers are committed to helping children and our community. We are truly dedicated to growing great leaders.
Meet Simone Bridges
Simone Bridges is an award-winning celebrity chef, author, and speaker. She is celebrated for her unique twist on traditional desserts and her work in increasing science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STREAM) education using culinary concepts. She teaches STREAM concepts through her fun-filled, hands-on cooking classes. Simone founded Goddess Food Factory in 2017 and her delicious pastries have received raving reviews by celebrities and master chefs from around the globe. Additionally, she has graced the cover of several magazines for her work in increasing STEM/STREAM education, created the #1 educational baking kit for kids, and speaks to youth everywhere about embracing their inner superpowers.
As a STREAM and youth activist, she serves her community and youth all over the world by advocating and providing education on topics such as culinary basics, STREAM, and kidpreneurship. Simone created Simone Bridges Inspire inc. to share her passions with others and continues to empower and grow youth STREAM entrepreneurs. She continues to be the change she wants to see in the world by spreading positivity and creating an impact wherever she goes.
Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success. Simone Bridges Inspires, Inc truly has some of the most loving individuals on Earth collaborating for the betterment of others. We truly believe that everything is possible.
Elgin Bridges - Vice President
Elgin Bridges is an essential worker who delivers freight to various destinations. His knowledge of money management, rules, regulation, planning, and organization has been an extremely valuable asset. Elgin has donated countless volunteer hours to the Duval County Public School system in which he helps several local schools with many afterschool activities.
Arica Bridges - Treasurer
Arica is an educational leader, visionary, and STREAM advocate with nearly 20 years of experience in public education. She served as a classroom educator for 14 years and later became a Reading Specialist. In her current role, she collaborates with other literacy educators to determine best practices to teach state and district literacy standards to students in an engaging fashion. Additionally, she's the owner of Lavish Moments Wedding and Event company in which she provides luxury event decorations and upscale rental items.
Phyllis Williams - Secretary
Phyllis is a retired childcare development center owner and educator. She served over 10 years in the education field. Her former employment included working as a supervisor for Restaurant Management Services (RMS). She supervised restaurants in the Florida and Georgia area. Her charitable work began at an early age and continues with Simone Bridges Inspires, Inc and her ministry at Feed My Lamb the Word of God Baptist Church.