Affectionately known by many as Ty, Tynesha Rashaun Lewis was born on May 8, 1979 in her beloved hometown of Macclesfield .NC. The younger of two children of Charles and Deborah Lewis, Ty always stood out as one who did things her way. While under the shadow of her oldest brother Mandrake, she decided to stake a name for herself at the age of 5 by engaging in the sport of basketball. Not only did this successful attempt of grasping some attention for her succeed, it put her on a platform of achievement and excellence in the world of women’s sports as well as in academics.
Tynesha flourished in high school as the student body president, graduating in the top 10% of her class with a 4.2 GPA, and other accolades to include National Honor Society, Pepsi Scholar Athlete, MVP four consecutive years, , Principal Leadership award, and many more. She continued to develop and thrive with an outstanding collegiate career. As the # 1 ranked female high school basketball player in the state of N.C. from 1995-1997, she was heavily recruited by every major college in the U.S. Her heart led her to blossom and mature under the beloved and astute eye of Coach Kay Yow at N.C. State University for four years.
She continued to excel in the classroom while in college as well as on the court, helping to lead the Lady Wolf pack to their first Final Four appearance her freshman year as a starting guarding 1998. Tynesha was named most outstanding Female Athlete, and the 1st player in N.C. State University history to record a triple double. During her four years in college Ty also received many community service awards and recognition. And she served as president of the Mu Omicron, chapter of The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tynesha earned her BA in Chemistry and BS in Biology, with a Masters in Business Administration focused in Marketing and recently finished her second Masters in Education and Curriculum with Technology Integration.
Tynesha officially retired from the WNBA in January 2007. She currently serves as associate head coach at North Carolina Central University. She continues to live out her destiny of teaching and reaching young people across the world through her words of wisdom, encouragement, and motivation at a level that meets people where they are. Itsdoable, Inc. a non-profit founded in 2003 encompasses all of her ministry arms which includes Coaches' Corner, Motivational Speaking and a Leadership Mentoring Academy.
Preacher, leader, and evangelist. Without question, she is a breathtakingly beautiful Woman of God with an elegant stature that commands authority and exudes a quiet confidence. In deed Her words captivate the hardest to reach.
Mr. Lewis is a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC and CEO of ItDoable Inc. & Quality Care Solutions. He has dedicated over 15 years of his professional career to human services. Truly a man with a servants heart, his experience has shaped him into
a successful community leader and savvy business man with strong ideals and self-motivation. It has yielded an appreciation and understanding of the community at-large and those persons whom ItDoable serves directly on a daily basis enabling him to live out the motto “Truth and Service”.
Itsdoable Inc. was created in 2004 as a change agent for under-served youth, primarily focused on helping each child realize their full potential via programs tailored to inspire, motivate and support the total individual. Through mentoring, tutoring, motivational speakers, specialized workshops and sports camps, we teach youth the life skills and decision making processes that help them recognize challenges as growth opportunities, while enabling them to strategize and implement their personal pathway to success. With a solid community foundation established through collaborations with schools, municipalities, and community organizations, ItsDoable supports hundreds of families residing in the Eastern and Central North Carolina areas each year.
Proceeds from our annual music festival provide funds for ItsDoable to host several back to school drives and community day events. Over the past 4 years, we have increased our presence from 1 site to over 6 in Eastern North Carolina. We serve populations in Nash, Edgecombe, Durham, and Wake counties.
Thanks to our friends at Butterball and the Food Bank of North Carolina, ItsDoable is able to provide holiday meals for families in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Each July, we present our largest annual community event – a fun, family oriented outdoor music festival. The DownEast Music Festival showcases a unique blend of live musical performances from local, regional and national recording artists.