Participating in the Game Changers program was an amazing opportunity.
I was able to gain a deeper understanding of the work being done at UCF and serve first hand. I listened to personal stories, met patients/survivors, and experienced meaningful impact.
How are you blending your personal and professional life?
Working in the home building industry and being focused on social good has allowed me several opportunities to blend my personal and professional life.
While I was at the International Builders Show I was able to meet one of the founders of Iowa Skilled Trades. The work they’re doing to address the skilled trades gap recently garnered the involvement of Baltimorean, Mike Rowe.
It’s also been incredible to be involved with the completion of the UCF House!
Tell us about your work with the UCF House
It was an exciting coincidence (with a dash of destiny) that after being nominated/accepted to be a GameChanger, I found out about the UCF House.
This natural alignment and the dedication of key MBIA staff and members facilitated the donation of cabinets, appliances, and their installation.
A fantastic outcome from a most unexpected opportunity!
What do you find most exciting about the UCF House opening?
The UCF House not only fills the need of providing housing for young adult cancer patients and their families, but also provides a supportive communal environment just blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital.
What do you want your legacy to be?
My hope is that the work I’m passionate about and participate in creates positive impact and inspires others.
Ultimately, my goal is to raise my children with opportunities to contribute meaningfully to society.
It would bring me the greatest joy to have them experience the incredible sense of progress and fulfillment that comes with service and stewardship while valuing their time doing so.
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