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About Josh's Team

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(From left to right Jexxica Phelps, Tracy Barone, Anne Underwood, Christine Ryan,
Michael Puckett, Brain Alexander, Kae Baker)

 

Friends and Family of Josh

The Family & Friends Committee to Free Josh Puckett is made up of dedicated volunteer advocates for Joshua Puckett.  

Our commitment to Joshua’s freedom doesn’t stop upon his release! The Family & Friends Committee to Free Josh Puckett is dedicated to ensuring Joshua’s successful transition back into society. We understand that being champions for his release comes with an obligation to the public. We are all fully prepared to support, guide, educate and otherwise assist Joshua to make certain he experiences personal victories. Additionally, Joshua’s commitment to his community is ours by virtue; we will be there to make certain he has the tools to triumph his pledge to his community.

 

Tracy:

My name is Tracy Barone, I am 33 years old, I have been married to Joe for 9 years and we have two daughters.  Alexzandria is 6 and Alayna is 5.  We have lived in Westland, Michigan for 7 years.  I am a General Manager overseeing the Westland Foods Division for Macy’s.   I am a member of my children’s PTA, a Girl Scout leader and assist at their school in testing children for fine motor skills (motor moms).  As I see it, I am an outstanding citizen within the community.

My interests include photography, family vacations, cooking, going to concerts, scrap booking and quality time with friends and family.  I am the person that is the 1st to arrive and the last to leave and am often referred to as the Martha Stewart of the group! I want to help out in any way possible in everyday events. Entertaining is one of my most favorite things to do.

Josh and I have been friends since we were 15 years old.  I do not remember a time in my life that he was not in it.  I am willing to assist in his release in any way I can.  I feel that he has remorse for his crime and is ready, willing and able to be a contributing member of society and wants to give back to the community.

 

Christine:

My family and I reside on Joint Base Lewis McChord, roughly 40 miles south of Seattle in the state of Washington. My husband, Zac and I have two wonderful children. Christopher is 11 years old and Desiree is 9 years old. I am a Section Manager Assistant at State Farm Insurance Company (DuPont Operations Center).

I grew up in various cities in the suburbs of Detroit, including Westland and Livonia. After graduating from Churchill High School in Livonia, I joined the US Army as a Legal Assistant in the US Army JAG Corps.  I have always had great respect, interest and enthusiasm for the law and particularly relished my experience in the area of criminal law. As proud member of the military community, I hold our nation’s military in the highest regard.  I am grateful for the support I have received from my family, co-workers and military community members since joining the Family and Friends Committee to Free Josh Puckett!

I have known Joshua Puckett since we were sixteen-years old.  Although we fell out of touch after high school, I have been an active advocate in the campaign supporting the commutation of his life-sentence and preparing to support his reintegration into society!


Kae:

I am Kathleen Baker.  My husband and I live in Walled Lake, Michigan where I am a glass artist by trade.

I have been one of Joshua’s closest family connections since he entered prison in 1996. I communicate with him weekly, if not more, and have bore witness to his personal growth.  The 33 year old man Joshua is now is a mere reflection of who he was when he was 19 years old. I am proud to be part of The Family and Friends Committee to Free Josh Puckett.

 

Brian:

My name is Brian Alexander and I have been a Detroit tri-county community member for about 46 years.  I work in Warren, Michigan at Renaissance Unity Church.  Upon receiving a degree in Photography and completing a program at The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, I was inspired to produce a documentary film about the murders of Susan Pittmann and Christine Puckett, as their tragedy had a great impact on me.

When I began researching the lives of Susan and Christine, it wasn’t long before I was introduced to Joshua Puckett, Christine’s son, and another tragedy that has left an incredible impression on me.

I have known Joshua for 4 years and have had many conversations about the crime he was involved in.  On SEVERAL occasions I have heard him express remorse for not only his victim, but for the loved ones impacted by her death as well as the perilous feeling his actions caused the community.  I believe Joshua’s feelings of shame, regret and empathy to be genuine; which is why I am an active member The Family and Friends Committee to Free Josh Puckett.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, March 29 2011