Bianca Avery, M.Ed - COIR Holdings, LLC Chief Executive Officer
Bianca Avery is a businesswoman, educator, and community activist based out of Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and completed her graduate studies in Leadership and Administration from Texas A&M University - Commerce. She is an active member of the Urban League of Young Professionals, Women's March, Black Educators Rock, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is a passionate believer in giving back to the communities she serves especially as it pertains to the youth and their families. An educator for over 11 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher in public school districts as well as a Classroom Observer and Program Evaluator at Southern Methodist University. A member of Concord Church, she believes her faith calls her to do good works and make a positive impact in this world. She is married to Derek Avery, Sr, and they are the proud parents of three beautiful children Derek Jr., Madison, and Bryce.
Derek J. Avery, SR – COIR Holdings, LLC Founder/President
Derek is an experienced real estate professional and alumnus of Baylor University. He has been involved in selling, building, developing, and consulting real estate for over 12 years. Derek sold real estate in Houston, TX from 2006-2014. He was a board member of Southeast Houston Community Development Corporation from 2009-2012 where 125 homes were built including a community learning center. Over the last 6 years, Derek has saved property owners over a billion dollars in property tax valuation as a property tax consultant. He grew up in transitional and underserved neighborhoods in Houston, TX which instilled the passion for those areas. Derek is currently building zero-net capable homes in the southern region of Dallas. His life is devoted to spreading the love of Jesus Christ through his life as an example, his professional work, community action, and service to those in need. He is currently a board member and Ambassador of NTARUPT (north Texas alliance to reduce unintended pregnancy in teens). He is happily married to his college sweetheart Bianca Avery, and they have three children Derek JR., Madison, and Bryce.
Julia Johnson - COIR Holdings, LLC Chief Financial Officer/General Manager
Julia is a warm-hearted individual who loves to help others. She has a passion for numbers and interior design. Julia is a focused manager with 10 years of experience in managing various aspects (such as finances, operations and safety) in the contract transportation industry. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in finance. Julia also holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix. Academics have always been an extreme focus for Julia. She graduated valedictorian in high school and received a full academic scholarship to Texas A&M. From an early age, she discovered her passion for numbers winning numerous awards in Math and University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitions. Hobbies such as decorating, scrapping book, and other creative works later led her to her passion for interior design. She is planning to complete her certification in interior design in 2018. As the oldest of 5, she has always had the responsibility to care for others and have carried that throughout her adult years which is why many find her relatable and easy to talk. She is married to Casey Johnson and has a blended family of 5 children ranging from ages 3 to 18.