Because it’s fun to learn someone’s “why”.
The Words I Live by…
I live my life by a code: Build. Empower. Serve.
I have found my fit in the social impact world. I am obsessed with building businesses that solve problems, and I live life to serve those around me.
Every day is an opportunity to build more blocks on the tower of social entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Bringing comfort to those who need it most has been the most rewarding work of my career. I get wildly excited when I connect someone to serving their greatest good and empower them with the tools to create positive change.
And the Places I Serve…
I am a former international soccer player turned serial entrepreneur and servant leader, and I have discovered my purpose by building businesses that solve problems.
In 2015, I founded Fleece & Thank You (still serve as the Executive Director), an innovative 501(c)3 organization that provides psychosocial support and programs to children in the hospital.
In 2016, I founded the startup company Empathy 313, and after multiple product revisions and a complete restart, we brought the product KindKatch out to the market in 2021.
Today, I continue to work with great teams at both Fleece & Thank You and KindKatch, and I truly believe I am living my purpose by growing these ventures.
Something interesting about me is that I have lived homeless for a week in Sydney, Australia as a member of the startup team for Orange Sky Laundry, the world’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless.
And the Things I’ve Built…
Fleece & Thank You
Fleece & Thank You, a Michigan-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing connection, comfort, and hope through its programs, services and materials to children facing illness and their families supporting them.
Our goal is to provide every child facing hospital treatments with a colorful, comfortable fleece blanket and a video message of support from its maker.
KindKatch is an audience engagement solution that empowers a brand to use personalized video content to capture audience attention and drive more conversions by achieving personalized marketing and storytelling at scale.