My job has two functions: ensuring that we are fiscally responsible and making sure that everyone else at VPP has the tools that they need to do their jobs effectively. Ultimately, I help good people do good work.
I am passionate about taking skills, learnings and capabilities from the private sector and figuring out ways to make those thing work for people who they haven’t historically worked for before.
I love to solve problems, especially those that can help people reach their full potential. A lot of people did that for me throughout my life and career. It’s great to be able to do the same for others.
My father is a lifetime educator with three children –none who went into education. I’ve always admired educators, and I am thankful that at VPP I’m able to be a part of helping kids get the education they need to be successful.
When I’m not working, I enjoy football in any form that I can get it. I currently play in a flag football league that a friend of mine started in Anacostia.
Growing up, my parents always called me their number one son. I’m their only son of course. They may or may not have realized it, but they were instilling confidence in me. They always believed that I was the best and could be the best at anything. My parents’ enduring belief in my capabilities and potential rubbed off on me. I always try to find and the best in people and bring that out.
Relationships are important to me. If you take care of people and stay focused on what you can do for others, I believe good things will happen for you. That’s how I try to live my life.
I love the fact that we focus on kids at VPP. I hope to see us fulfill our mission of creating a better future for all vulnerable youth in the region. It would be cool if we could put ourselves out of business. It would be amazing to see that day because we would have helped to create an environment where youth can achieve their dreams without barriers or limits. That’s what drives me every day.