Des has dedicated his career to serving young people and their families and is the Executive Director of Park Place Outreach. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Crayton earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Dillard University and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of New Orleans. Des worked for Boys Town for seventeen years in different capacities, most of which were leadership roles. His last role was the Director of Boys Town of North Florida Family Home Program, where he oversaw operations of five group homes and an on-campus learning academy. Des started as Executive Director of Park Place in 2022.