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 am a founding partner at Glocal. As the CEO I spark the vision and help navigate our course. A 20 year veteran of community organizing, I began community organizing in Ukraine shortly after the fall of the USSR. I later founded Love Without Agenda which operates in 16 countries across the globe. I'm was an athlete at the University of Missouri and internationally as a track & field athlete. I'm a Lover of the Underdog. Mover of Mountains. Akron Kid. Global Nomad.
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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