Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, I was raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, in a middle-class family.
Overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles, numerous setbacks, and many challenges is my life story in a nutshell. That has made me the man I am today. A man of faith. A man of hope. A man of courage. A bold, daring, and resilient go-getter who believes that nothing is impossible. I have reached many milestones that people told me were not possible.
My entire career has been dedicated to public service. Currently, I serve in a senior management role within one of the largest, most diverse communities in the U.S., populated by more than one million residents.
During my lifetime, it has been an honor to have addressed groups of a few to crowds of thousands, be interviewed on mainstream and community network television stations, and invited to speak in a wide variety of venues including community town halls, conference and retreat centers, schools, board rooms, mega-churches, and on-stage at national events such as the annual Fourth-of-July celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Volunteerism in the community holds a special place in my heart. I have volunteered in the community since age six. I have been honored to serve in multiple ways such as mentoring men and young men, as well as organizing community fundraisers, public service projects and more.
Overall, I am passionate about community. I strive daily to lead with imagination, insight and boldness, presenting a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a shared sense of purpose.
What makes YOU tick? What are you passionate about? Email me via the form below. I'd love to hear from you and be able to offer encouragement.