I imagine a world in which people play more, and wake up each day excited and confident to compete and live healthier, growth-oriented, and fulfilled lives.
I'm on a mission to give youth, and adults, the skills and tools to make this happen. For me this happens through sport. I believe in the power of sports to teach life's lessons and create better lives for the next generation.
To achieve this I'm currently working with The Bigbie Method to bring connective communication, and empathy training to schools across the US, I do private and small group training sessions with athletes, and I've just recently started my own YouTube channel for the modern athlete where we uncover strategies for you to be sucessful on and off the field, pitch, court, life and wherever else you compete.
In the past I've been the 6th hire and Head of Education for one of the fastest growing edtech companies Teachable - which was recently acquired by Hotmart for $250 Million, worked and consulted with best-selling authors, Y-Combinator startups and Fortune 500 businesses to create courses, worked with and trained athletes from youth to the college and professional levels, and produced some courses of my own that have been taken by over 200,000 students worldwide.
While taking a hiatus from the Tech and Startup Industry I tested how I could bring my tech background into brick and mortar businesses and went back to my roots in the Food and Beverage and Hospitality industries. Mainstreet Entertainment and Iconic Corners Management groups have a portfolio of 3 restaurants and nightlife venues in Tallahassee, FL. My main focus was with Potbelly's. In the 16 months I was there we increased revenue from previous years 66%, hired over 100 people, brought in a permanent food vendor, created automated systems to make the place easier to run, been awarded one of the top 8 college bars in the US by Barstool, and brought in such big name acts as Steve Aoki, Chase Rice, and YBN Cordae, among others.
During my time at MSE and IC I brought together 3 of Tallahassee's most iconic venues and multiple promotional groups to create this annual December bar crawl to raise money for Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. In 2019, we raised over $20,000, 100% of the proceeds provided gifts for hundreds of kids in need through out the Big Bend area.
Headed up the redesign of the UI/UX for the SPEAR system, a human and economic performance optimization (HEPO) platform that large programs, including the entire SOCOM use. At it's core it tracks different outputs/inputs for an individual - what they eat, workouts, blood reports, dna reports, sleep patterns, performance tests, cognitive tests, wearable tech, injuries - and uses AI and Machine Learning to find causation and correlation and determine ultimately what it takes for each individual to keep them performing at their best. Also was fortunate enough to learn from professional and Olympic coaches and train local athletes.
A brick and mortar analytics business. They use WiFi in businesses to track key metrics of customers' behavior patterns that were previously only available to e-commerce companies. I was in charge of creating an automated system for the delivery and install of our WiFi equipment, client relationships and onboarding new clients, creating an automated onboarding application that they can revisit, and redesigning the UI/UX of the WiFi registration page for our clients' customers.
An online education startup that was acquired by Hotmart in March 2020 for around $250 million according to TechCrunch. I was one of the first 6 hired employees. My responsibilities included running the webinars for both acquiring and training new customers, reaching out to potential high value clients and creating courses with them, and creating courses to teach people how to be successful teaching online.
I founded Maker-Based Education in 2014 to teach people how to build websites in less than 20 hours. The courses have become best-sellers on Udemy and instituded as curriculum in schools across North Florida. Over 200,000 people have taken my courses on HTML and CSS with an average 5 star review at time of the last update.
While working on Maker-Based Education we created One Million Lines to challenge ourselves and the Leon County School System to get coding education into the curriculum and have their students write over 1 million lines of code. The movement lead to our curriculum being taught in various schools through the Big Bend area.
Founded by Landon Cooper, Miles 2 Give was a 3 man team that ran from San Francisco to Ocean City, MD and raised over $206,000 for Sarcoma Cancer research and awareness. I was in charge of all e-commerce and online operations, setting up partnerships, meetups and fundraising events, creating apparel, and running with them for the last quarter of the trip. This is the project I'm most grateful and proud to be a part. Not really because of the money, but because of the impact we had and the relationships we formed.
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