Our Team


Shavon S. Greene

Shavon Greene, a Syracuse resident, is the founder of  Greene Style Media, a media and merchandising company. She has a Master’s in Journalism Innovation from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s in Magazine Journalism. Greene has over 10 years of experience in digital media and offers social media marketing, video, graphic design, podcast production and other services. Learn more here: ShavonSGreene.com.

Black-Owned Syracuse was founded in May 2018. The directory launched in October of 2018.

If you would like to contact Shavon, please email her at BlackOwnedSyracuse@gmail.com.

Tonia Torrence

Tonia Torrence, a Syracuse native, is a Syracuse University graduate with a background in education. Tonia currently works for family-owned business Winds of Agape, Inc. Her expertise is event planning and design for special events and nonprofit fundraisers. Tonia joined the Black-Owned Syracuse committee in January of 2019.

If you have any questions regarding Black-Owned Syracuse events, please contact Tonia at EventsforBOS@gmail.com.

Precious Walker 

Precious Walker is a fellow native of Syracuse. She is a wife and mother of four children.  Precious has an extensive background in engineering but her passions led her to become a licensed massage therapist and owner and operator of Simply Precious Hands (since 2011). She is currently serving on the board for the Greater Strathmore Neighborhood Association. Walker recently accepted a position to teach massage therapy locally. Precious joined the Black-Owned Syracuse executive committee in January 2019.

If you are interested in volunteering for Black-Owned Syracuse, please email Precious at BOSVolunteerCoordinator@gmail.com or call 315-552-1878.


Chris LueChung, a freelance urban artist and photographer in Syracuse, is the owner of Oscar Demurè Photography. LueChung has years of experience with photography and video (including editing) and he uses his work to “break visual rules” and portray important stories and messages. He is also a drone operator. LueChung joined the Black-Owned Syracuse executive committee in March 2019.

If you would like to book our photography or video services through him, please email PhotosforBOS@gmail.com.