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I’m passionate about exploring and creating at the intersection of learning, work, technology, and human thriving.


I am currently a freelance consultant.


Previously, I served as the Director of Community Research at VELA Education Fund, a national nonprofit that provides community, resources, and funding for everyday entrepreneurs launching and operating organizations in the unconventional education space.


Prior to VELA, I served as a Strategic Partnerships Manager for Western Governors University (WGU), an online, competency-based, fully-accredited, nonprofit university; I served as the strategy and business development advisor for Take Action Global — an international nonprofit dedicated to environmental justice through climate education and action; and I served as a research consultant and subject matter expert in entrepreneurial mindset for the Department of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa.


Previously, I worked at the Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, Real World Scholars, and EdSpace. In each role, I leveraged my relentless curiosity to make connections between practices, programs, and people, to help my teams create and deliver results.


I’ve been an invited author, speaker, and podcast guest. I hold a BA in psychology, an MS in sport psychology, and a PhD in educational psychology — with an emphasis on adolescent development, non-formal learning environments, and youth—adult partnerships.


I live with my wife, two sons, and dog, in Metro Detroit.


Learn more about me and what I’m up to at the links below!

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