I once ran an organization into the ground.
Early in my college career, I undertook the challenge of leading Ohio State’s long-running satirical newspaper, The Sentinel. My team failed to print or distribute a single issue, and The Sentinel has completely ceased to exist.
I used the lessons and scars of that experience to lead an organization serving entrepreneurs.
I've organized and now facilitate Startup Weekend events nationally. In just 54 hours, you experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure of life at a startup. As you learn how to create a company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.
I serve young professionals and community leaders too.
Create Columbus Commission
I serve as the Vice Chair of the Create Columbus Commission. The Create Columbus Commission (CCC) empowers young professionals (YPs) to co-create our city. Through strategic community building efforts, thought leadership, and a targeted YP micro-grants program, the CCC strives to make Columbus the next great American city for YPs to live, work, and play.
Meanwhile, I was following my calling to entrepreneurship.
Joining the founding team, selling Tixers
Tixers was a digital ticket secondary marketplace and a member of the UpTech Accelerator second class. We sold the company to OneUp Sports in 2015.
After the exit, I wanted to grow my product and leadership skillset.
Building software products at CrossChx
I knew I still had a lot to learn. I went back to 'Startup University' and joined CrossChx, a venture-backed startup, where I had the opportunity to lead product and sales teams.
Now I help extraordinary people kick ass and achieve big goals.
Unreal Collective is a focused 12-week, online workshop for taking action on the idea, project, or business you're excited about.
Together, we create an action plan to get you from Point A to Point B and achieve your goals.