Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
A: I was born and raised on the east side of Cleveland. After I graduated from high school, I attended Bowling Green State University. I studied Visual Communication Technology with a minor in Computer Science. While in college, I started a web development business and repaired computers to pay for school. I also joined a jazz/gospel band playing piano.
Q: How long have you worked at the Council for Economic Opportunities?
A: I joined the team in April 2016 as Computer Technician of the Digital Connections program.
Q: What are some of your job duties?
A: I have the privilege to connect and network with businesses, agencies and organizations in acquiring computer donations for our Digital Connections program. I also assisted in teaching and creating the curriculum for the Council’s pilot Young Adult MOVERS Program. My coworkers call me the “go-to-guy” around the office as I enjoy helping my fellow teammates with their technical needs. Whether the printer is jammed, or someone is unable to use a piece of software, I’m happy to assist.
Q: What is your favorite thing about what you do?
A: My favorite part of my job is knowing that every task and project I do is a step towards the overall goal of the agency which is transforming lives. It feels good to know that every day, in some way, I was a part of what our CEO Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm calls “our evolving story.”
Q: What are your future plans?
A: My plans are to continue to grow in my field and help as much as I can throughout the agency. I also plan to start an IT Consulting firm in the near future. I love the team that I am a part of and the direction that the agency is taking. At our office, we get to see real stories and experiences and to be a part of this great movement has truly been a blessing.