Slavic Village Development
Education: Master’s degree in planning, development and design, Cleveland State University; bachelor’s degree in philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Toughest Challenge: The social-distancing required during the pandemic hurt the ability of every community-based organization to connect to the folks we serve. However, with the help of our neighbors and the flexibility of our staff, we have been able to serve more families over the past two years than ever before.
Who I Would Call for Advice: My dad was an expert in guiding nonprofit organizations and, more importantly, understanding what drives people to serve others. Although he passed away several years ago, I still draw from his lessons.
Proudest Moment: I’m proud to have helped start Bike Cleveland and EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: A bald Oscar Isaac or a less-suave Stanley Tucci