Yusef Andre Wiley, was born October 24, 1969 and raised in South Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents, Betty and Sampson Wiley originally from the state of Texas. Andre is the youngest of five children. By the age of 13, he started associating with gang members and getting into trouble around the neighborhood. After serving a juvenile sentence, Mr. Wiley continued his gang involvement with other known gang members earning a reputation as a gang banger in the areas of South LA (Compton, Watts and Willowbrook) which eventually landed him in the correctional system in California at the age of 21.
Mr. Wiley, also a Personal Life Coach has now been working for many years to end gang and youth violence through his development and writing intervention and rehabilitation programs. His work as an adviser and mentor has been phenomenal. He is the creator and founder of the Timelist Group (a pre-release/post-release) rehabilitation program which also provides housing for parolees Los Angeles California and continues to provide training's at several CDCR facilities. He also has assisted several reentry start-up organizations in Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area, a former Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission of the City of Union City, Alameda County Reentry Panels and Advisory Boards. He is an author and has gained several awards and degrees, one AA degree in Small Business Management as well as a Paralegal Degree. He is also a certified member of the John Maxwell Team. Mr. Wiley is currently the Founder & CEO of the Timelist Group, Inc, Senior Consultant and managing Director at the Remy Ma Foundation, married to Sa'Nae Ellis-Wiley and proud father of six children.