Meet The 1LoveNation Crew

Charles Gentry/Co-Founder and CEO 1LoveNation

Charles Gentry is an award-winning journalist who has written articles on some of the leading music artists and athletes of our generation. He is also an author of three books, a Billboard Hot 100 songwriter, acclaimed poet, mentor teacher, and lecturer. Gentry is the recipient of 3 Milestone Magazine Literary Awards, 2 Black Journalism Association Scholarship Awards, and a CBS Broadcast Journalism Scholarship Award. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and educated at the University of Southern California his knowledge and experience have allowed him to garner success in a range of fields. A former athlete Gentry played with and against leading athletes like baseball Hall-of-Famers Eddie Murray and Ozzie Smith. Gentry and his wife Patina Paulette Gentry live in Houston, Texas. They are the parents of six children Milan, Latrice, Keena, Ricky, Kiya and Shauni. 

Patina Paulette Gentry/Co-Founder 1LoveNation and CEO of FashionNymph

Patina Paulette Gentry was Licensed into the ministry at the age of 17-years old, Patina is co-founder of 1LoveNation as well as Co-Founder and CEO of FashionNymph. She is also Founder and Head Fashion Designer for Purple Passion The Regal Design. Patina is an author and poet. As a designer her clothing has been worn in various fashion shows nationwide. Patina Gentry is an accomplished speaker and sought after gospel minister. She is a former fashion writer for “The Poets Without Limits Magazine and host of the “Purple Passion” fashion radio broadcast. She is a proud mother, blessed wife, overjoyed grandmother and committed servant of the Most High Almighty God. Herself an overcomer of domestic abuse Patina credits her strong and solid foundation of Christianity to her mother, Evangelist Eva Mae Gibbons.  

James Ray/President 1LoveNation

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Justin Barnes/Florida Regional Director of Sales

Justin Barnes holds an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Management from The University of Southern Mississippi.


Barnes is the Florida Regional Director of Sales for 1LoveNation where he is responsible for sales accounts and coordinating marketing programs to promote products and services for our business client base.


With a degree that prepared him for professional training in management and leadership positions with professional and intercollegiate sports teams under his belt Barnes now uses his talent to work with high performance athletes to interact with our client base of entrepreneurs and business professionals helping them compete in a global marketplace by effectively and efficiently marketing their products and services thereby increasing both sales revenue and customer satisfaction for our partner clients.


In addition to his work at 1LoveNation Barnes is a passionate motivational speaker whose experience of emerging triumphant from his own coming of age story as a high-risk teen to become successful is now the driving force that leads him to motivate and inspire others to unlock their potential and realize their greatness.

Stacy Martin Barnes/Florida Asst. Regional Director of Sales

Stacy Martin Barnes is the Florida Assistant Regional Director of Sales for 1LoveNation. she is responsible for sales accounts and client promotions. 


Stacy graduated from healing touch school of massage therapy in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and has been a licensed  massage therapist for nine years. Her experience as a business owner and entrepreneur have crafted her into an excellent Asst. Director of Sales because she is well aware of the challenges of creating sales programs and promotions that help businesses to achieve their sales goals and assist them in gaining market share.


Stacy excels at understanding the smallest details of a customer's business that can help or hurt sales and is able to craft sales programs that are effective in increasing sales and building a strong customer base for our clients.


If you are ever in the market for a massage therapist Stacy is versed in many modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, reflexology, and myofascial. In addition to her work with 1LoveNation she still runs her own mobile massage business. As a mobile massage therapist she takes the spa to the homes or offices of her clients tailoring her services to their specific needs.

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