I’m a Chicago based charitable entrepreneur who grew up in an Ohio trailer park. My proud blue collared parents worked hard to ensure I had every opportunity, and they expected me to seize every day to make myself a better person, and give back to others.
Today, I’m the founder of Love Without Agenda—a network of local charitable entrepreneurs who cooperate across the globe. Working in communities across the globe has made one thing very clear—people are our planets most valuable resource. That is why I'm proud to lend my voice and advocate for causes, projects, and campaigns that promote equality, inclusion, and diversity. My experiences have galvanized a core set of values in community action, corporate responsibility, environmental preservation, human rights and religious bridge-building.
While attending the University of Missouri, I was a successful track & field athlete—and received my degree in Religion Studies. While I've now spoken to crowds on most every continent, become a 'success', and live amongst the skyscrapers of Chicago...at heart I remain a blue collared Akron kid hustling to change the world, and himself, one act of love at a time.
While we've come a long way from that trailer park...the best is still ahead.
My Odd & Fun Life
I've spoken in 18 countries.
I'm 6 time All-Conference track & field athlete at the University of Missouri.
I was in Cologne, W. Germany when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989.
I ONCE SPOKE BETWEEN BANDS CALLED 'AS I LAY DYING' AND 'HASTE THE DAY'.
I can't swim.
I haven't driven A VEHICLE in 10 years.
I lived in Crimean, Ukraine in 1993, after the USSR crumbled.
I'm a proud Akron OHio kid
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