Leroy E. Bryant II
Leroy, born and raised in Wilmington, attended and graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington. He later attended Delaware Technical and Community College graduating with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He is fluent in Italian.
LEROY Leroy co-founded, co-owned and operated Allegra Desserts S.A.S. from 1999 until 2007 when he sold his shares in the company to pursue a career in film. The company operated as Divina Desserts USA in the United States. He was the Director of U.S. Operations and head of the company’s research and development for the Italian-based company. Leroy was responsible for day-to-day operations of the company’s largest market, the United States (and Canada until 2002). The company produced artisan classic Italian desserts, which it exported to seven different countries from Italy. In just two years, in 2001, Leroy’s vision and leadership catapulted Divina/Allegra Desserts to succeed as the second largest dessert manufacturer in Southern Italy.
Elijah C. Richardson, Jr
Elijah grew up and was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. After graduating from St. Joseph’s H.S., Elijah attended West Virginia University to pursue a career in education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, minor in Sports Management. In 1992 he relocated to Wilmington, Delaware. He spent over fifteen years as a director for the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club. At both organizations, Elijah provided programs and services to thousands of children. He provided leadership roles to establish activities and services to prepare youth for success.
ELIJAH Through his planning, implementing, mentoring, developing and evaluating the overall organization’s programs, services and activities, he ensured that they met stated objectives for children, parental needs, and interests.
Elijah and business partner Leroy , have also been writing screenplays for several years. In 2005, as a screenwriting team, they completed their first original screenplay, “The Second Coming,” after originally collaborating on a comic book project. The screenplay earned them a quarter-finalist placing in the Writer’s on the Storm screenwriting competition in
Los Angeles that same year. Fueled from the result of the contest, they both attended the Writer’s Expo in 2005, 2006 and 2010 to network and sharpen their skills.