Barry Sankey has been an active grassroots pioneer from the early years, working with the Maywood Park District as a liaison to attend village meetings as a teen. A member of the American Sport Education Program, Barry was a volunteer coach in Maywood’s kid wrestling and football programs in 1991–94. He worked with activists to start the Maywood CB Citizens Patrol and helped in organizing the Maywood Residents Council. Barry has also worked in school districts 88, 89, and 209 and was given a certification of recognition by the Key Club International in 1989. Mentoring kids from experience, Barry has taken a hands-on approach and believes in being an example. Barry has lived and worked in Houston, Texas, and now resides in Fort Worth, Texas.