leadership team

Robin Kramer

Owner & CEO
Founding Member

Robin Kramer has a Master’s degree in Collaborative Special Education from Auburn University. She taught  for 25 years as a Special Education teacher with Madison County Schools. Serving the adult special needs community has been a vision that she has had for many years. Through the love, support guidance and encouragement of her family and friends, Next Step Farms has come to life. 

Christopher Kramer

Board President

Chris has a passion for small business and community outreach. His  degree is Business Administration combined with a desire to meet the needs of the community in a safe, nurturing environment will only assist Next Step Farms in rising to the occasion. 

Jerry “Junior” Seymour

Board Vice President

Passionate about children and adults with special needs and handy with tools and equipment. Junior oversees  the structural, functional areas on Next Step Farm. Junior brings the hands on, necessary tools to the vision.

Pamela Rigsby

Board Secretary

Trained as a Special Education Teacher, Pamela currently serves numerous entities within the community . Pamela’s drive and passionate personality  is assisting NSF in making new connections.

Laura Hogue

Board Treasurer

Laura’s family has been an advocate for Next Step since its early formation.  They have supported NSF in the area of fundraising, volunteering time, and connecting resources. Professionally, Laura has served as the church secretary. She is knowledgeable with keeping tax records, bookkeeping, and maintaining finance records via computerized programs.

Shannon Allen

Board Member

Mom to the infamous Beth, Brandon and Madison. Shannon is a licensed Professional Counselor at Reflections & Wellness Counseling. She also owns a non profit business called First Class Promotions. Shannon’s personal desire to see increased opportunities within our community for unique learners brings a realistic voice to NSF. 

Clifford March, Jr.

Board Member

Clifford L. March Jr. is a native of Montgomery Alabama and a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. He joined the United States Army following high school serving for more than two decades and two combat tours. After serving in the Army he worked for the United Nations moving to Liberia West Africa to help rebuild the Liberian Army after their civil war. He is currently employed by the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command as a Senior Logistician for the past 12 years. He is also a small business owner of FM Productions Entertainment Group and Trim City Barbershops. Clifford is a graduate of Columbia College in Missouri and holds a graduate degree from Trident University. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and RE Nelms Elks Lodge #977. Clifford is married to DeShannon March his wife of 23 years and they have four children Octavia, Olivia, Clifford James March and Christopher Lee March. 

Albert Visone

Board Member

 Al is a US Army Veteran. He has a degree in Business Administration and Accounting with past experience as a banker, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Treasurer. Al l has been married to his bride Sherry for more than 50 years. He has two adult children and three grandchildren. Both Al & his wife Sherry (Cookie) have a heart to serve the community and now to serve Next Step Farms.

Calvin White, Jr.

Board Member

Calvin White Jr. is the husband of Yolanda of 15 years, a father of four (Calvin III, Camarious, Javin, & Moriah, and a native of Ruleville, Mississippi. He graduated from Ruleville Central High School followed by receiving his Bachelor of Science in Music Production and Master of Science in Digital Marketing from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. He is a Digital Marketing Specialist the owner of PureWhite Media Productions, a Digital Marketing Company, and a musician. Outside of his career, Calvin has a passion for helping other and he has a motto that he lives by, which states “that one of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” 

Julia Williams

Business Manager

Julia is passionate about seeing adults with special needs integrate into the workforce and seeing them expand their life skills. She works closely with Robin to support the business operations of the farm and the clients. She has an MBA, and a Business Management degree with a focus in Human Resources from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

Beth Keys

Instructional Assistant

Beth is a long-time Madison County resident, mother of three adult children, and soon to be grandmother.  She holds a B.S. in Family and Child Development from Auburn University, as well as a M.S. in Counseling and Human Systems from the Florida State University.  Having grown up on a working farm, Beth is delighted for the opportunity to bring her experience to serving and learning alongside the adult Special Needs community.  

Amanda DiMuzio

Instructional Assistant

Amanda found her passion for working with special needs adults when she took a job with Developmental Disabilities Institute in NY. A job became a passion and Amanda spent over 10 years working in a residential group home before coming to Next Step Farms. Amanda Also holds a LPN license in NY.

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