TJ Griffin has been attending NFF since it opened its doors in 2000. He has served as president since 2010 because he knows how important health and fitness is for disabled individuals. TJ was paralyzed making a tackle in a 1990 Trinity High School football game. Since that time, he’s been extremely active in the disabled community along with giving motivational speeches to H-E-B, Colleyville, and Grapevine schools and other organizations.
TJ also specializes in fundraising and event coordination for NFF. He is the National Peer Mentor Program Coordinator for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He recently married his wonderful wife Terrie. His wife and his other family members are also active with NFF.
Connie Stauffer, born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. At the age of 16, her first full time job was with a company in Fort Worth where all employees were physically handicapped; some spinal cord injury, some polio, some diseased but never the less, all afflicted in one form or another. Connie worked side by side one of the owners of the company doing everything he needed done as all he could do was move his head from side to side. After 7 years, Connie was handling all office procedures including bookkeeping for the company as well as tending to her employer’s personal financial needs. She witnessed just about every personal problem someone with a disability could endure and worked with each of her co-workers to overcome whatever the issue was.
After she left their employ in September 1977, she remained in constant contact with them and was soon serving them in another way; providing transportation to the disabled through her employment at Lift Aids of Texas, Inc. and access to their homes and schools through Custom Home Elevator Co., Inc. She became co-owner in 1985 and still works daily to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.
As a supporter of NFF for many years, Connie’s motivation is to ensure NFF will forever be for the care and support of all persons with disabilities to always feel welcomed and cared for. Her purpose is to ensure NFF continues to enrich the lives of all people living with a disability and let them know they are not alone and will always be at home at NFF.
Terry Lewis provides sales, marketing and business savvy to the NFF board. Terry is a long-time resident of the area and works as a Director of Sales for a firm that makes GPS tracking devices. He is married to a beautiful lady named Nancy and they have a 26-year-old son named Landry.
Terry has been coming to the NeuroFit Gym since January of 2010. He was involved in a motorcycle accident that paralyzed him from the chest down that confines him to a wheelchair. He was asked to be a member of the Board in 2013 and now serves in the position of Vice President. He is a Christopher Reeve mentor and is very involved in the physically challenged community.
Paul Howard is a native north Texan who has lived with his wife in grapevine for over 20 years. He is retired, having spent a career analyzing finances and meeting the public.
Paul suffered a spinal cord injury after contracting the West Nile virus in August 2014. Eight months later, Paul found Neuro Fitness and discovered a new world. Here he found a place where the physically challenged could comfortably work out.
“This place proved to be just the sanctuary I needed to help me in my recovery. I couldn’t imagine a better environment for me and other physically challenged individuals to work to be the best they can be.”
Now a board member, Paul’s goal to share the secret of NFF with as many people as possible, knowing there are so many at home who can benefit greatly.
“Come join us. You will get better.”