I have served youth throughout my career in a variety of roles, including youth and family ministry, foster youth advocacy, case management, and substance use prevention education. I have also worked in management, customer service, and sales. I graduated from CWRU with a BS in Management and went on to earn a BTh in Bible and Ministry from Harding University and an MRE in Missional Leadership from Rochester University (MI).
While an undergraduate at CWRU, I joined Beta Theta Pi and served as Chapter President, Vice President, and Philanthropy Chairman. Outside of the fraternity, I served as Vice President of Finance for the Undergraduate Student Government. In the last several years, I have been an advisor for the CWRU Beta chapter and volunteered as a facilitator for Greek Academy. Much of my professional and volunteer time has been invested in mentoring, coaching, and educating young people.
I live on the west side of Cleveland with my partner Martha and her son, Sam. My son Matthew is studying computer science at Bowling Green State University. When not at work, I enjoy riding roller coasters, exploring the Metroparks, listening to live music, dancing, meditating, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, reading, and bicycle riding. I am an Enneagram Seven, ENFP, and my CliftonStrengths are Woo, Input, Communication, Positivity, and Strategic.