POSITION: Fall Feast Coordinator
Born in raised in Greater Cincinnati area and currently live in Hyde Park Cincinnati with my fabulous brother and chocolate lab Meka. I attended Miami University and after college moved to Nashville Tennessee for a couple of years. I came home and was involved in Commercial Real Estate and now for the last three years have been working for Loth Inc. where I sell furniture to Hospitals. In the course of the last years I have really been involved in various non-profits. I believe that if we all do our part the impact it has on our community is incredible.
What GBC means to you
I was introduced to Give Back Cincinnati awhile back and felt it was a great way to make a meaningful impact on the community while getting to meet new friends. One of our past fearless leaders asked me to come down to Fall Feast to volunteer, little did I know he was prepping me to run the event the next year and here we are 5 years later. I believe the story behind all of this was I had no experience in planning any kind of event yet the GBC team was there all along the way in the implementation. They provided the groundwork and support which over the past four years myself and an AWESOME TEAM have made it what it is today. It gave me a chance to develop core leadership skills that I don’t believe I would have learned at such an early time in my career. Along the way I have met friends that I now call family. The best part of all of this is I have seen other volunteer’s lives changed while developing a passion for serving in bigger ways. The simple phrase of “Giving Back” needs to be a purpose for all of us – that is what makes Cincinnati unique in all aspects.
What you do for GBC
Well we (we being the most important part as it takes an army to run this event) plan this little gathering down at Duke called Fall Feast. It is where 6,500 of our closest friends come to break bread banquet style.
This is an event where we serve approximately 3,500 people at Duke while serving 2,500 people in shut in locations through Fall Feast to Go. The focus is around changing our community through celebration, connection and the passion to serve others. If you haven’t been all I can say is it is life changing and you probably don’t want to miss it.
I love life and intended to live every day to the fullest. My goal is to make an impact on whatever I get involved with and take the time to meet the amazing people that come along on this journey.