My passion for serving & empowering people stems from the absence of positive male role models in my life. My journey has been one of searching and redefining what manhood is and deconstructing the concept of masculinity juxtaposed to societal expectations.
With the sudden passing of my 18-year-old brother in late 2015, I found clarity within my grief and it was then I decided to step up and serve men in a greater way. The clarity my brother’s death provided for me was to look at the little boy inside of all men and their silent suffering. I am dedicated to leading generations of men to create clarity in their vision and take courageous action to pursue their vision.
As the oldest of 8 children, I was the first in my family to graduate from college where I received degrees from California State University, San Bernardino and Fullerton. I hold dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Development and a master’s degree in Higher Education.
I’ve been working with Student African American Brotherhood (S.A.A.B.) since 2005, an organization that aims to heighten the academic success rates and transform the lives of young men of color across the nation from middle school to college. In 2009 I was selected to be one of the first Associate Consultants. Later, I became a faculty member of the Appreciative Advising Institute and a Certified Appreciative Adviser. I now travel across the nation facilitating Appreciative Advising trainings to collegiate advising departments. My travels take me internationally to facilitate engaging workshops for students, educators and people that are dedicated to making a meaningful impact in their personal and professional lives.