Are you originally from this area? If not, where from?
I am from a little town called Lake Hamilton about 25 miles east of Lakeland.
What do you do?
I am currently a youth ministries intern. I have a heart for reaching the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ and will carry that passion as I transition into business.
What do you like most about your job/profession?
Entrepreneurship. I fell in love with business from a young age by spending sleepless nights writing business plans, researching marketing strategies, and seeing my dad do whatever it takes to provide for our family.
What are some of your hobbies?
Any sport and any outdoor adventure.
What’s your involvement in the community?
I love attending Lakeland’s community events and volunteering wherever needed, including outside Lakeland. I also co-founded a program called “Show Up” at Southeastern University that helps business students get involved in the community.
If someone sees you at an EMERGE event, what are some topics they should ask you about to get the conversation going?
Just talk to me about your business! I love hearing people talk about their passion and vision, especially in business.
What do you like most about Lakeland?
Diversity. We have incredible talents, ideas, skills, passions, and perspectives that come from so many different people.
Why did you join EMERGE Lakeland?
To build relationships with other entrepreneurial-minded individuals and organizations.
Anything else you want to add?
I’m always down to have a conversation about Jesus, business, or this community.