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Invite me into your process to optimize outputs, identify innovation opportunities, and turn visionary concepts into validated experiences. Wherever you happen to be is precisely where we begin.

I am the founder and principle designer of the postsecondary education program, Action Horizon Institute. I am the founder and lead organizer of NJ’s first-ever social innovation conference, Cooperative Impact. I launched both organizations in Princeton, NJ in 2014. Before that, I was the director of digital strategy for a policy advocacy startup where I also handled most of the new media production and professional development of internal teams. From 2009 to 2012 I ran a marketing and design boutique agency while being an instructor at Rutgers University.

In 2016, I scaled my validated experience-based model when I moved from N.J. to Washington, D.C.

During a six month community immersion as part of my ethnographic research strategy, I worked as the lead UX designer for a venture-backed workforce development startup. Our offices were in WeWork. My theory was able to contribute to startup leadership’s decision to pivot the business model from focusing on workforce development to one modeled from the successes of my cross-sector strategy that was successfully reimagining higher education. While working for this startup we were able to get accepted to the Michelson Runway Startup Accelerator for Higher Education.

Following that experience, I brought ecosystem design component to the DC Impact Hub who had leadership that was quick to adopt the model. Soon after our initial connection, the DC Impact Hub collaborated with McKinsey to launch a multi-organization initiative modeled from the ecosystem I designed and launched in Princeton, NJ.

I went through over 100 coffee meetings to filter down to roughly ten individuals I was excited to link up with on a team. We weren’t sure what the future held for the team, but we knew that we shared the same values and intrinsic motivators of purpose.

I began to bring the pieces together to design the social enterprise ecosystem of services and support to grow the next generation of leaders:

DC government, mayor’s office, My Brother’s Keeper, agents of New York Life Insurance, accountant from the US Senate, employee benefits startup, WeWork, General Assembly, Meetup, emerging entrepreneurs, college students, public library, residents, etc. I was actively attending The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) open meetings because their mission was directly inline with the larger ecosystem I was attempting to influence,

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District-based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial corridors.

I was running regular meetups at WeWork that were bringing a strong turnout of people from across sectors. Looking back on it, a new strategic direction began to emerge. As the silos and sectors incrementally came together, it was clear that a new strategic direction began to emerge. I was meeting one-on-one with individual team members in the afternoon while nurturing emerging entrepreneurs through whiteboard sessions in the AM at WeWork.

On February 16th, 2017 I was on my way to a whiteboard session at WeWork with an emerging entrepreneur who was previously incarcerated and now had funding and support from the Department of Small and Local Business Development. Before I was able to get on the bus to WeWork that morning, I was struck by a motor vehicle. They told me I would never walk again, but I showed them how wrong they were.

What’s next?

I carved out a place for myself in the new economy. I would like to be surrounded by self-motivated individuals who made a commitment to themselves, and the team, to continuously improve ourselves on the individual level. The reasoning of this, is to find ourselves preparing for the long-haul journey to change the world.

Tools to grow purpose-driven projects

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Founder

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Learn

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Talk

Feedback loop to source inspiration for new projects.

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Do-it-Yourself

Evaluation

Start with a self-assessment to uncover latent opportunities and define a baseline to measure against moving forward.

Action

Extract insights from your evaluation, turn them into improvements, and prioritize them into projects.

Portfolio

Iterate projects from inception through feedback cycles until the problem, solution, product, and market fit.

Coaching

Workshops

How might we create the conditions for your success through on-site 2-4 hour learning experiences?

Bootcamps

How might we leverage immersive learning experiences to improve your organization's culture and performance?

Consulting

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Evaluations

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Skills

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Exercises

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Services

  • User Experience (UX) Design
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  • Technical Writing
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  • Program Design
  • Visual Design
  • Wordpress Development
  • Web Hosting and Servers
  • DNS Management
  • Curriculum Design
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  • Ethnographic Research
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GeoExperience

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Sites

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Coaching

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Marketing

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