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Meet The Team

Krystle Allen

Krystle Allen, a Newark, NJ native, is no stranger to work that involves community development, social change, and grassroots efforts. She is a first generation college graduate with her Associates degree in Social Science. She is pursuing the continuation of her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University Newark majoring in social work and minoring in non profit management and disability studies. Krystle served two terms as an AmeriCorps Vista member with a nonprofit organization called the Girls Scout Heart of New Jersey. Here she worked to develop volunteer programming, reuniting daughters with their incarcerated mothers, and recruited troops within the Juliette’s House transitional housing program. In 2017, she served as the marketing planning/development coordinator for the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center.

Krystle is the co-founder and current sitting president of Eyes Like Mine Inc. a local 501 C3 tax exempt non profit organization based in Newark, NJ. During the pandemic she transitioned Eyes Like Mine, Inc. from in-person programming to interactive virtual experiences that have led to providing delivered food packages to visually impaired residents. She also introduced over 150 influential speakers globally to a peer support group within her organization to participating attendees. In addition, her community influence inspired the current mayor of the largest municipality in NJ to recognize with a proclamation the ADA’s 30th anniversary for the first time in Newark’s history. In spite of her vision loss; she has a vision gained to impact one community at a time with dedication to serve. Some of her current work includes being a published author in an anthology written by eight women who happen to be blind and visually impaired from Around the country entitled the write 2 Heal. Additionally Krystle completed the American Foundation for the Blind Blind leaders centennial professional development program, where she graduated summer of 2022. Following this experience, she was one of the featured contributors of the documentary entitled “Possibilities” about Helen Keller’s life. Krystle became the first legally blind title holder of the 2023 Ms. Newark USA Pageant . She is an active member of the Successful Speaking Toast Masters Club in Newark, NJ. Krystle is a proud Lions Club member out of district 16 J of the Edison Visionary Lions Club. More recently, Krystle was the first and only blind model featured in Newark’s Fashion Forward showcase tour and featured during Newark’s fashion week. Currently, she is a participant in the 2023-2024 Garden State Leaders Fellowship. She is the community outreach specialist at the state government agency the NJ Commission For The Blind and Visually Impaired. Krystle is a community connector sharing her vision one person at a time.


Naquela Wright

Co-Founder & Vice President


Naquela Wright-Prevoe is a blind Entrepreneur and Activist. She was born in Newark, Nj on December 25, 1991. Naquela always followed her hart even if people said she couldn’t, she walked to the beat of her own drum. Naquela Participated in Dance, Cheerleading, boxing, wrestling and her ultimate love music. At a young age Naquela had a strong sense of self and she never let anyone tell her who she should be. After graduating high school Naquela continued to work on her music and prepare for her future, but that’s when everything changed. On July 27, 2010, Naquela woke up blind in one eye and blurry out the other. On that day she was diagnose with pseudo tumor cerebra. At the tender age of eight teen Naquela had four spinal taps, surgery on both her eyes, and a VP shunt implanted. Naquela was always a go getter, and never let circumstances get in her way, and she wasn’t about to start. Naquela gave herself some time to grieve the life she lost and come to terms with the life she now has, thus a new journey began. In November 2010 Naquela went to the Joseph Kone Training Center to learn how to do everything blind, with in that time her whole outlook on life changed, because she seen that she can do everything she was doing just in a different way. Naquela met her best friend and partner and cofounder of Eyes Like Mine Krystle Allen during this time. Naquela and Krystle wanted to change the narrative, bridge the gap between the sighted and blind, and help people living with vision lost, with advocacy, support groups and innovative social change events. Between adjusting to vision lost and growing the nonprofit, Naquela got married to a beautiful soul Michael Prevoe and is a mother of two beautiful children Aaron Jackson and Naomi Prevoe. Naquela is gainfully employed as a telecommunication specialist for the Veterans HealthCare System. Naquela is in love with her family life, she likes her job and coworkers, and she is absolutely excited about the future of Eyes Like Mine!

Brandon Scott

Board Member

Brandon Scott is a resident of Eatontown New Jersey. As early as he can remember, he has always had a passion for social justice, community empowerment, and self advocacy. As a result, it was no surprise when he pursued social work in college, graduating from Georgian Court University with a bachelors in social work. Professionally, he has served at the Red Bank lunch break soup kitchen, the Jewish renaissance Medical Center, and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Brandon has been volunteering with eyes like mine since 2014.

Otis H. Kerr, LMT

Board Member


At a young age, Otis H, Kerr started using massage as a means of helping his family and friends with their health and well-being. Otis received his formal training at the Academy of Massage Therapy in Hackensack, NJ. He graduated with his certification in Clinical Massage Therapy with Spa Concentration in October 2010. Otis has been distinguished as the academy’s first blind graduate.

Otis is employed by Elements Therapeutic Massage in New Providence, NJ as a lead massage therapist. He also runs his own massage therapy business under Kerr’s Massage & Bodywork in Warren, NJ.
In his spare time, Otis is a remarkable DJ. He has been spinning records since the age of 19. He is self-taught on various DJ platforms including turntables and Serato DJ. He loves all genres of music but truly enjoys playing Reggae, Dancehall, Lovers Rock and Culture.

He believes in giving back to the community by providing services both as a massage therapist and DJ, at outreach events for churches, medical facilities and charitable organizations. Otis is married to his best friend, Phyllis, and they are the proud parents of a 3-year-old princess, Alicia Lyn.

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