The Halcyon story began a few years ago. In reviewing the digital landscape we found the moral point-of-view was being pushed further and further out of the conversation. And many organizations that promoted moral values were saying that they were going to engage and change the culture, but the reality was they were doing neither, and instead their communication efforts were focused on people that already agreed with them. We decided that we would focus on people whose worldview we wanted to change.

We put together a plan to create content that was strategically structured to reach “the other side,” and we quickly realized that if we wanted real change, then it was necessary to connect the digital and physical world. We came up with a concept for campaigns that would facilitate real, demonstratable change.

So, why should you care? The moral worldview is no longer being pushed aside; it is under attack. We are a part of the least religious generation in the history of the United States. Policies and practices that hurt the family are now treated as moral, good, and just. Many of us are united in the battle for life, but abortion remains and now the culture of death is turning towards the elderly, sick, and disabled. Living out our faith now has consequences that might cost you your livelihood.

Now Is The Time For Change

Halcyon is uniquely built to complete this mission. The Halcyon Movement, built on a vision of charity and hope, will connect our culture to moral values and build a better world.

Leadership

Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

My beloved mother, brass-knuckled grandmother and saintly great-grandmother

When you hear the word successful who do you think of?

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

What is your most gifted book?

The Holy Bible

What advice would you give to your 20-year old self?

Heed and honor Psalm 97:10, “Let you who love the LORD, hate evil.”

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I have a lot of ink.

When did you know The Halcyon Movement was going to change the world?

I immediately knew The Halcyon Movement could change the world when I met the founders and they shared their heartfelt vision.

Education

Timothy Jeffries received a Bachelors in Science in Political Science at Santa Clara University. He then received a Master in Business Administration at Duke University. Timothy attended the Board of Directors College at Stanford University and sits on numerous boards.

Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

My parents were the most influential people to me as a child. My father for making sure I pursued an education. Also, he taught me how to push myself to achieve everything I can. My mother taught me what it is to really love. Both of them were influential in teaching me the ability to forgive quickly. These are the things that grew in me as a child and why I am where I’m at today.

When you hear the word successful who do you think of?

I am a huge Winston Churchill fan. First, I love cigars, and even my bloodhound is named Churchill. I think Winston was successful for a few reasons: He was authentic, even if it did not suit the people around him and I am attracted to people who really know who they are and don’t fake it. He had failures and kept pushing forward. He loved his family very much. He worked crazy hard into all hours of the night. There were times in his career when people told him NO, and he found another way even if it would take years longer. Finally, the main reason is because he loved people and they always came first.

What is your most gifted book?

Leap First: Creating Work That Matters by Seth Godin

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?

The advice I would give myself is that life is about relationships and investing in people.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I struggled with learning early in my life. Learning is probably the first, and biggest, thing in my life that tried to defeat me…I won.

When did you know The Halcyon Movement was going to change the world?

The moment that I began being spiritually attacked because of it.

Education or experience?

Nathan Tijerina has a certificate in Project Management, a Bachelors of Science in Marketing, and a Master of Business Administration

Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

My mother. My parents divorced when I was in 4th grade. She returned to school in her late thirties top of her class while raising 6 kids and my oldest brother was in the hospital at the time, having suffered a stroke at the age of 16 which left him paralyzed on his right side.

When you hear the word successful who do you think of?

I think of a lot of people. It is not a monetary, degreed or professional measure. Success to me is one who exemplifies the Golden Rule and loves others as Jesus asks us to do. Truly, all the other members of this Board embody success based on my definition.

What is your most gifted book?

The Bible

What advice would you give to your 20-year old self?

Pray more, sacrifice more, get out of your way, let God in.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I am very shy.

When did you know The Halcyon Movement was going to change the world?

I came home from work one evening and Nathan, Tim, Tim and Phil were deep in thought about Halcyon Movement’s mission and vision. The desire to steer men and women away from the earthly distractions and evils and towards all of us being the best version of ourselves is possible because of their steadfast commitment to work hard, connect with others, and seek goodness. Together, their energy is uncontainable and contagious.

Education or experience?
MaryFrances is the Headmaster of Great Hearts’ Archway Classical Academy Veritas in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University.

 
Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

My mom. Even during the strained-teenage-angst years, I could always talk to her and know she would always tell me what I needed to hear (even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear!)

When you hear the word successful who do you think of?

My dad. Early in his career, he was an executive and was virtually never home, but he realized (quickly) that having power, influence and money is not what defines true success in life. After less than two years, he resigned his position, started a business, and was always there for his family.

What is your most gifted book?

The Bible

What advice would you give to your 20-year old self?

Listen more, talk less.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

As a kid I was the front man for a touring music act.

When did you know The Halcyon Movement was going to change the world?

The day I met the Tijerina brothers.

Education or experience?

Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter. He has authored many books and the co-founder for the Human Coalition. He is a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA, an Advisory Board Member for the SMU Digital Accelerator, Advisory Board Member for Kids Prosper Kids, and an Advisory Board Member for the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.

Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

My parents and I’m thankful for their consistent love.

When you hear the word successful who do you think of?

Anyone who is the best at what they do and deeply humble.

What is your most gifted book?

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

What advice would you give to your 20-year old self?

Stop focusing on what you don’t have, and focus on the daily, small wins.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I’ve been personally blessed by two consecrated saints while they were alive.
St. John Paul II and St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

When did you know The Halcyon Movement was going to change the world?

The Halcyon Movement’s first Board Meeting.

Education or experience?

Kino Institute, Archdiocese of Phoenix
MIT Sloan Business School’s Gathering of Titans and Birthing of Giants
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Real Estate
University of Madrid Spanish Curriculum
University of Notre DameSummer scholarship for Graduate Studies in Political Philosophies, Natural Law, Religious Studies, and Literature