POSITION: Communications Director
I’m from sunny San Diego but have been living in Greater Cincinnati for over ten years now. My family lives all over the country with most of them being on west coast, so I get to take advantage of their free lodging whenever I go out west! I received my B.A. in Communications from Northern Kentucky University and went on to work professionally in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management after graduation. I returned to NKU in 2015 to serve as the Membership & Marketing Coordinator for its new Campus Recreation Center. I am also currently pursuing a M.S. in Business Informatics at NKU. I live in the Mainstrasse Village neighborhood of Covington, and I love it!
Why I got involved with Give Back Cincinnati:
My favorite volunteer event was Back to School in 2016! We took a huge painting and cleaning job at the Winton Woods Medical & Health Center. I really enjoy hands-on volunteer projects. Plus, they are a great way to get to know new people!
I’m also a huge fan of our social events, especially the annual Holiday Party. Getting together with fellow volunteers to show appreciation and celebration for all of their hard word and dedication feels so great.
What excites me about being a member of the board for 2017:
As the communications guy, I’m very excited to support the work that will enable GBC to make a difference in our region. Everyone who helps put these volunteer events and programs together are so dedicated, and I’m looking forward to helping them out as much as I can. I’m also thrilled to have the chance to work with some of the city’s best young leaders as I hone my own leadership skills.
What makes GBC unique:
If you’re interested in helping out our community in either a mild, moderate, or heavily involved (your choice!) fashion while meeting an awesome group of people, this is it. There is great flexibility for volunteers while offering a diverse variety of ways they can be involved. I like how easy GBC makes it for volunteers to meet each other by creating a very welcoming environment, holding after parties when we finish volunteer events, hosting social events (thanks AJ!), and hosting new member happy hours (thanks Nickie!).
I love to travel! Both domestically and internationally. In 2016 alone I’ve been to Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Portland, Chicago, San Antonio, San Diego, New Orleans, and Nashville. I have also been to Italy, Australia, Costa Rica, Panama, China, Thailand, and Malaysia.