After graduating from Bethel College, I became an elementary teacher with Teach for America for a year at a self-contained fourth-grade classroom in inner-city Cleveland. Despite enjoying the interactions with the children, I learned quickly that teaching was not my calling! Next, I moved to Michigan and worked as a Marketing Manager for a home-improvement company, leading a team of eight in various social media, canvassing, and trade show efforts to provide leads to our sales team. After my wife and I had our first child, we decided to move back to Indianapolis to be closer to family. That’s how I connected to Tomo, and the rest–as they say– is history!
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication with concentration in journalism, Bethel College
- Master of Fine Arts in writing, Bethel College
Tutoring at LYN House, an after-school program for children in the inner-city. In the summer of 2018, I taught a workshop in poetry for a summer program focusing on the arts. I’m also actively involved in my church, Shepherd Community! Previously, most of my community involvement has centered around the intersection of the Church and the inner-city. I taught a ten-week program called “Take Ten” to teach strategies of nonviolence to second-graders in South Bend and worked alongside several churches and non-profits at the Fort Wayne School of Urban Ministry.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Without question, my favorite part of my job is working alongside the dedicated, hard-working, and amazing people that our organization attracts.
What are your personal passions?
First and foremost, my faith and my family. Beyond that, I’m passionate about poetry, skateboarding, literature, and writing.
Share a fun fact about yourself.
I can handstand walk down stairs!