POSITION: Fuel Cincinnati Coordinator
I grew up in Cincinnati, attended UC College Conservatory of Music, earning a degree in Electronic Media. I worked for a couple of advertising and marketing agencies before getting into my first startup, and was hooked. I’ve been working with startups ever since, and decided to start my own company in 2014. I’ve been a past volunteer for the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and founded a 501c3 non-profit for developers called the Cincinnati Programmers Guild, which ran for about 5 years. I’ve also volunteered for the last 8 years with the Boy Scouts of America as a den leader at first, and now a troop committee member. I currently live in Norwood and work in Covington.
First GBC Event:
Fuel the Fire 2015.
Favorite GBC Event:
My favorite GBC event is participating in Fuel, because it connects YPs with the resources they need to execute on their vision. It is exciting to help people turn great ideas into reality!
Why I got involved:
I learned about Fuel while attending a People’s Liberty event with a client a couple of years ago. I had no idea such a thing existed, and it sounded like a wonderful effort to me. I volunteered at a meet & greet a couple of weeks later.
Why others should get involved:
You will grow as a person and a professional within Give Back. The people you meet will have a big impact on you, and you’ll be really glad you volunteered when you consider all that you’ve accomplished in doing so.
What excites me about 2017:
There are so many worthy causes in our area, it’s hard to believe unless you go through all the applications we receive. It’s deeply rewarding and inspiring to work with so many passionate and kind people.
What makes GBC unique:
It’s unusual to meet so many goal-oriented people in one group, especially when they’re all young professionals, and with such big hearts!
My first job was being Doodles the chicken for Chick Fil-A. It was way more fun than I thought it could be, and helped me come out of my shell.