"If you have the ability to help someone, not only should you, but it is your moral duty to do so."
|Category||Homeless Outreach, Crime Prevention|
|Location||Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA 27° 46' 13.37" N, 82° 40' 10.23" W|
|Team||Bay Coast Guardians (XJL (former))|
|Affiliates||Good Samaritan, Jaguar, Mercy, Orange Wombat, The Warden|
|Actions||Homeless Outreach, Police Handouts, Crime Prevention Patrols, Community Activism|
|Outfit||Impact Protection Vest|
|Symbol||Rhombus logo with stylized explosion with letter “I” in the center|
|Equipment||Tactical lights, toolkit, shield, first aid kit|
|Abilities||Martial Arts, First Aid/CPR, de-escalation|
Impact is a Real Life Superhero and Team Leader of the Bay Coast Guardians. Originally from North Carolina, he now works in St Petersburg, Florida.
Ever since he was young, Impact has always had a desire to help people. Having parents who emphasized the importance of charitable giving, Impact grew up wanting to make the world a better place. He spent his time volunteering at soup kitchens and working with the disabled, as well as volunteering a year in Americorps*NCCC.
Impact spent many years training in Traditional Shotokan and Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do, as well as Aikido. He also trained in lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid.
Impact first donned his mask in 2015, while completing graduate school. About a month after joining the RLSH movement, Impact contacted Mr. Xtreme of the Xtreme Justice League to set up an XJL chapter in the Triangle Region of North Carolina. XJL-NC has members in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Swansboro. Impact has also started an XJL chapter in Biloxi, MS, Xtreme Justice League: Mississippi Gulf Coast, and was formerly the Director of Region II of the XJL.
He later relocated to St. Petersburg, FL, and in June of 2017 joined the Bay Coast Guardians as their Patrol Coordinator, successfully petitioning to make it the first XJL affiliate team.
In 2021, the XJL leadership decided to downsize its teams to being solely located in San Diego, and all former affiliate teams, including the BCG, became independent.
Impact, along with NightBug and Rock N Roll of the California Initiative, co-hosts Heroes 101, a livestreamed show aimed at both RLSH and non-RLSH alike.
Impact also runs the RLSH location map.
While in North Carolina, the homeless took to calling him "Spaghettiman", due to the cans of spaghetti Impact would include in his handout packs.
Impact, Jaguar, Good Samaritan, Mercy, Warden (rear), Orange Wombat
Impact, Jaguar, Good Samaritan, Ikon (photo by Peter Nowak)
(L-R) Impact, E0N, Crackdown, Blu Falcon in Biloxi
Impact and Blue Beacon, Sept. 2016
Receiving his patch and badge from Mr. Xtreme
Good Samaritan and Impact at a BLM protest in 2020. Photo by Dave Decker
Left-to-Right: Catman, Jaguar, Discordia, Dark Defender, and Impact
Clockwise from the top: Discordia, Impact, and Dark Defender