My career is dedicated to one simple goal: improving the lives of others. Read below about the various projects I’ve worked on. Plus, learn more about my personal story here.
In my senior year of college, I needed to secure an internship as a part of my degree in nonprofits.
I turned to my local FCA office and joined their staff as their intern. As a part of my work, I worked in local middle and high schools, equipping and encouraging student leaders, teachers, and coaches, to execute FCA’s mission.
Among the list of desk clerks and secretaries was a posting for “Assistant Tree Planting Coordinator.” I interviewed, got the job and set to work learning a slew of new information about trees and local government.
Eventually, my supervisor asked to extend the job beyond the work study period.
Through that process, I learned not just about trees, but about the politics and inner workings of municipal government.
My main role was an audio visual technician, helping to produce the center’s plays, musicals, concerts and performances.
My friend Logan Dodson and I decided to get together and create seomthing from these thoughts. We wrote shot and edited a series of 8 minute (or so) films, called JesusThoughts.
In 2013, I decided to expand the scope of JesusThoughts’ work. I built a team and a board, and we incorporated as a nonprofit. JesusThoughts began to produce films, articles, even an album to Equip People to Encounter God.
In 2017, that season came to an end, and we dissolved JesusThoughts as our team went our separate ways. To this day, knowing has taught me more about leadership than my work with JesusThoughts.
I responded to the ad and later that week met with a young man named Austin King.
Austin was a worship director from Florida, and was working with his friend Mike Santiago to launch a church: FOCUS Church.
I got involved and became FOCUS’ Production Director and their first local staff member. I got my friends involved and had one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I also got a raw look at how church happens. This process taught me a lot about people, leadership and myself.
On FOCUS’ 1 year anniversary, after serving for about 18 months. I felt I had accomplished my goal, to help launch a church, and stepped away from my role.
This experience taught me most of what I know about business: social media, web design, advertising, book keeping, customer service, and more.
When I started college, I dissolved Rockway Production after running it at a profit.
I spent a lot of time working with the youth staff to put on events, produce digital content, and execute Sunday services.
This was my first experience working in ministry.
My main role was to promote FCA to students at the event, but I also helped coordinate a conversation on diversity and racial reconciliation, an issue that continues to be close to my heart.
This class included an internship at a local nonprofit. I choose to serve at Marbles Kid’s Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. I spent much of my time completing administrative work, but also served guests directly.
I looked forward to this event every year. Serving these young athletes was incredibly rewarding, and helped me grow as an individual.