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I was born and raised in East Oakland California in a neighborhood full of violence and drugs. 

I was told at a very young age I would not amount to anything and would likely be in jail or killed by the time I was 18 years old. My home environment was abusive and unstable. 

I spent my entire life fighting these odds. I had to learn how to develop my identity, find my passion, build my confidence, learn how to love, how to communicate and navigate the education systems, all on my own.

I had many struggles, and made a ton of bad decisions but today I stand as a black man, proud of my culture and proud of my story. I am the first member of my family to not only graduate college but to also hold a masters degree. I have worked in the education system for 15 years; I starting at the bottom and now I proudly serve as the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access at the Seattle Theatre Group. I have learned how to use my voice at the table as one of the only people of color. I never thought people would look to me as the expert.

My biggest passion is in helping young people. Today I travel across the Pacific Northwest providing workshops and delivering keynote speeches in an effort to changes the lives of people just like you. I want to inspire and motivate the next generation of students and educators to be influencers, game changers and believers.

One of my greatest accomplishments has been becoming a husband and a father. This stable, and empowering environment continues to push me. I came home one day and my wife told me I had a modeling audition. See, ever since we started dating I always talked about how I wanted to be an actor. She saw an opportunity, believed I was ready and pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone. I have now been on tv shows and stared in commercials. I have performed spoken word for thousands of people, including politicians and celebrities. My wife helped me believe in myself and know my worth. I want to help be that foundation for you!

As I look back on my life, I never thought I would stand where I am today. I never thought I would accomplish success and be able to live my dreams. It takes dedication, it takes opportunity but most importantly is takes belief. 

Let's Meet Where You Are and I will help you help discover whats already in you! 

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