Meet our Board of Directors



Steve Smith - President

Born and raised in Illinois, Steve has spent his entire adult life serving his community.  In 2004, Steve joined the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve.  During his enlistment in the Marines, Steve volunteered for various duties in several locations across the country, and one deployment to Iraq. His enlistment in the Marines ended in 2012. In 2005, Steve volunteered with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army in Biloxi, MS assisting individuals and families in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Prior to relocating to Florida in 2012, Steve was a firefighter/EMT in Illinois.  He also was the chief of a county based search and rescue team for just over three years.  Steve's background in emergency services and search & rescue will prove invaluable to the organization.


Brienna Smith - Secretary/Treasurer

Also born and raised in Illinois, Brienna is no stranger to serving her community.  A former police officer and EMT, an on the job injury all but ended her law enforcement career.  Sidelined from her dream profession, Brienna relocated to Florida in 2014 and pursued a certification in phlebotemy, where she graduated second in her class.  Always seeking to improve herself, she pursued her veterinary technician certification while working as a veterinary technician at a local non-profit.  Brienna's experience and background in banking make her a perfect fit for her position here at River City.


Teresa Johnson - Director

A Jacksonville native, Teresa has served her community for more than 15 years.  Spending nine years with the Florida Department of Corrections as a correctional officer, Teresa has also served her community and country as a dispatcher with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and the US Navy at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.  She is now a supervisor with a local non profit veterinary clinic.  Teresa's organizational and strong interpersonal relationship skills have proven invaluable.