Hometown: Lancaster, PA
April 5, 2012
I launched a local non-profit called New Leaf Initiative with several other young professionals/entrepreneurs. New Leaf Initiative is a network of social change-makers preparing to launch a student living learning community focused on fostering social entrepreneurship in State College. New Leaf works in conjunction with a fresh professional fraternity model recently designed, also known as the Co.Space home in State College; a living-learning community of students and young entrepreneurs. This community will be a single home in a global fabric of co.spaces, each defined by a unique group of passionate individuals that not only believe a better world is possible, but work actively to make it a reality.
I have worked developing several small start up companies over the past year, most of which unsuccessful up until our current initiatives. These companies ranged from t-shirt designs, to web-platforms, talent management companies in NYC, and more.
I have a fresh perspective on developing trends, strong ties to foundations, and angel investment groups. I work closely with the Borough, University, local businesses and the student body, which has allowed me to discover new opportunities as well as skills, services, and other opportunities often times overlooked. I am a designer, both environmentally (spatially), as well as a graphic designer, artist, branding expert, fashion model and more.
I am hoping to be connected to other like-minded people, share ideas, discover opportunities, and new professionals that may lend a hand in developing our initiatives, in which I may also return that favor with my a particular skill set and experience.
I am a young professional artist/designer located in State College. I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and moved to State College as an entrepreneur, working closely with various groups in the community.