Randy Flood MA LLP, Co-Founder and Co-Creator

Randy Flood

Randy Flood is the co-founder and co-creator of Altogether Boys.* He co-founded the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan where he has developed curricula for men’s psycho-educational groups and serves as the principal therapist in providing individual and group psychotherapy for men.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Calvin College and earned his Master’s from the Counseling Psychology Program at Western Michigan University. He has focused on men’s and boys’ mental health for nearly 30 years. In addition to his clinical work at the Men’s Resource Center, Randy offers consultations, trainings, and workshops for schools, faith communities, and other organizations on issues related to working with men and boys and is frequently interviewed about such issues. His workshops/trainings include “Raising Boys to be Men in the New Millennium” and “Boys and Sports.” He is also the co-author and author of several books and articles including Mascupathy-Understanding and Healing the Malaise of American Manhood and Stop Hurting the Woman You Love and “Who’s the New Man” and “Five Traits that Drive Men’s Lives,” for VoiceMale magazine.

Trey Sumner, Lead Facilitator

Trey Sumner

Trey Sumner has been a facilitator with Altogether Boys since January of 2015. He has a 25-year career with the US Army and US National Guard, completing four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His military duties included Chinook Door Gunner and Flight Operations for Medevac. Trey also served as the EO officer providing resiliency training, suicide prevention, cultural competency, and alternative spirituality support.

During the course of his career, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from Grand Valley State University, with an emphasis on Masculinity Studies and Gender Equity. Trey was President of Men in Action, an on-campus organization that has a goal to educate men on equity and social responsibility and challenge masculine norms that perpetuate violence and sexual assault and led its Sexual Assault Prevention Team.

Trey and Randy Flood talk more about Altogether Boys on the Revealing Men podcast and discuss how it prepares boys and young men to be strong, successful, and healthy adults in today’s world. You can find their conversation here. Trey shares more about his life experience in the second in a series of four podcasts featuring men who reveal their personal experiences with abuse, violence, and bullying. He and Randy discuss how the roles of bully, bystander, and victim are perpetuated in male culture and how to better understand and mitigate bullying’s mindless trickle-down effects.

*With Maggie Fry, former Advancement Coordinator for The Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation and the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan.