Entrepreneurship and leadership have always been a part of my life. When I was 12 years old, I founded my first company: the Young People Who Care service organization. This non-profit was created to help young people create their own service-learning projects to have a meaningful impact in their communities. Over the course of six years, my non-profit completed hundreds of service projects and mobilized thousands of youth.
My community work has been recognized by entities such as the United States House of Representatives, President George W. Bush, United States Education Department, America’s Promise Alliance, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Prudential Financial, State Farm, Apple Orthodontics, and the Dallas Mavericks.
At the age of 17, I entered the for-profit world, serving as a consultant for Fortune 50 companies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. In 2008, I was selected to lead The State Farm Youth Advisory Board (SFYAB). The SFYAB was an outreach initiative authorized by the then CEO of State Farm, Ed Rust, that allocated $5 million annually to college students to grant out across North America to deserving non-profits. During this time, I also created and led Weatherford Sports, which became one of the largest youth sports camp providers in the country, servicing upwards of 20,000 youth each summer.
I have since sold my company, and now spend the majority of my time volunteering, advising other entrepreneurs, and consulting a variety of companies. I am also currently pursuing a number of my own entrepreneurial projects.