As a leader, I believe my most important role is creating an environment in which people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. I want to help the people I work with to find that sweet spot where passion and function intersect. I believe strongly in the importance of creating clear organizational values and operating anchors, in order to bring clarity and alignment to the day to day work and long-term strategy. I also believe that it’s important to create organizational slack, because that is where the real innovation happens.
I am currently the Executive Vice President at Haven for Hope in San Antonio, TX. I joined the initial planning team for Haven in April of 2008. We traveled across the US researching successful homeless services models, pulling components from over 30 organizations to build our unique Transformational Campus for the homeless. In our first three years of operations we moved over 1000 homeless individuals into permanent housing. Prior to joining Haven for Hope, I worked at St. Patrick Center in St. Louis, MO for five years. St. Patrick Center is the largest homeless provider in Missouri.
Additionally, I have served on several short-term mission trips to Rwanda and Peru focusing on building local church leaders. I love discovering what God is doing all across the globe, and feel closer to Him through exposure to new cultures.
I love music, and played in several bands since I was 16. I spent most of my musical career playing in Jon Hardy and the Public. I believe a good soundtrack can make any moment in life that much sweeter.
I have been married to my wife DeeDee (pictured) for 7 years. We have two amazing children, Elisha and Georgia. They are a blessing and overwhelming joy to both of us.
I graduated with my MSW focusing on Community Organization and Non-Profit Management and Leadership in 2003. I just finished a two year executive MBA program at UTSA in May of 2013.