I am a giver. I like to make people feel special, so it's no surprise I came from the restaurant business. I've done everything from serving to bartending to opening and running a restaurant - Trifecta Grill. While I'm still no expert, I love the industry. At that time Trifecta was my baby. I had a say in the concept, design and everyday operations. Trifecta turned out to be the best success of all of the owners' eight restaurants. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I like to think that maybe I had something to do with that.
A huge part of Trifecta's success was relationship building and being part of the community. So much of this translates into what we are doing now for the WeevU nonprofit community, thankfully without the super late nights!
With WeevU, my new baby, I take care of all of the nonprofit relations, graphic design of our website and marketing for the company. I am beyond grateful to be able to do all the things I love. I am definitely in my happy place! We can't wait to share our website with like-minded people that want to get involved in the community, but don't know how! It's time for innovative technology to hit the nonprofit scene! Welcome to WeevU 2.0.
My parents raised me, but soccer made me. I played soccer at West Virginia University with aspirations of playing professionally. My soccer career ended early, due to an injury. Upon retiring from college soccer I began coaching. I realized how much I loved mentoring and helping a team. I fell in love with the opportunity to impact my player's lives.
In January 2013, driving back from West Virginia, I drove through parts of Chicago that I never knew existed. I realized I wanted to help all of Chicago. We began working with nonprofits, learning the amazing impact they make, and realizing their potential for growth.
In August, 2014, we realized nonprofits can truly change the world. Steph and I began working diligently to develop a model that will actualize our goals, with a long term vision of helping at-risk communities in Chicago. The key discovery is that technology is the resource, people are the power. All of this momentum has led us to create social media for nonprofits.