Giving Teens a Voice

Brice Marsh Bio

Brice is a retired Senior Computer Scientist with a major corporation at NASA in Huntsville. He is an author and lecturer, and he is a certified professional facilitator of electronic brainstorming sessions. He has led hundreds of meetings involving scientists and engineers and was recognized throughout NASA as an expert in his field.

Brice has served as a member of the International Association of Facilitators; and he has served on the Industry Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation's research and development program at the University of Arizona. He is listed in Who's Who in Information Technology; and he has more than 49 years' professional experience including a career with IBM Corporation; as a senior manager at Royal Cup Coffee; also serving as Vice President of ITC/DeltaCom; and as a computer scientist with Computer Sciences Corporation.

Brice was president and valedictorian of his class at Locust Fork High School; and for several years after graduating from Auburn University, taught college prep math at Shades Valley High School. He has long believed that teenagers have more to say than they are being allowed to say; and he is credited with leading the world's first Teen Think Tank on School Violence in 1998. Since then, he has conducted Teen Think Tanks in a number of cities across America. The motto for a Teen Think Tank is "Giving Teens a Voice".

Brice has been recognized at conferences in Hawaii, Canada, Washington, DC; and at Harvard University. He received the CSC President's Excellence Award for his work with the Teen Think TanksTM.

In 2002, Brice published his first book entitled: "Unleashing Teen Brainpower - Our most valuable untapped resource". This book features the words, ideas, and recommendations by teenagers from some of his think tank sessions.

Brice was invited by the National Crime Prevention Council to facilitate a major portion of the 2002 National Youth Summit on Preventing Violence in Washington, D.C. This event was attended by 840 youth invited from across America. Thirty-four (34) Youth ambassadors were selected to work with Brice. Using the think tank approach, they produced and delivered immediate results of their findings and policy recommendations directly to the President, the U.S. Attorney General, the Department of Homeland Security, and both houses of Congress.

Later, Brice was invited to speak at Harvard University to present an innovative collaborative process to enhance grief counseling following an incident of school violence. In 2003, he was invited to Washington to meet former president George H.W. Bush and Dr. Bill Bennett, Secretary of Education under Reagan, to discuss the program.

Starting in 2005 and for seven years running, Brice became the executive producer of the annual "Keep Christmas Alive" program at the Von Braun Concert Hall in Huntsville.

Brice retired in 2009; He and his wife, Leigh, now live in a garden home in Trussville, Alabama.

(As a personal note: I lost my second wife after 32 years, and thought I'd never marry again, but "guess again?" ... Rather than drag you through all the details, that was January, 2011 and God used Christian Mingle to put us together, because Leigh White and I were married August 12, 2011!

Leigh left her career, church, family, and friends in Texas to move and make her new home with me in Trussville, Alabama. Later, her adult daughter moved here from Texas and lives nearby in an apartment. Now, Leigh's grandchildren call me Grandpa, and my grandchildren call her Mimi. We have a wonderful blended family.

Not only do Leigh and I share spiritual and political views, we share musical interests as well ... including many longtime acquaintances in the gospel music field.)