President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI
LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07
Former LSSU Board Trustee
2012- 2013 Enactus Team Projects
Roots is a first year project. This project is working with the alternative high school in Sault Ste. Marie, Malcolm High School. Our team goes to high school once a week and teaches students about the aspects of starting up a business. The students will be responsible for buying supplies, caring for the plants, advertising, selling and budgeting. To help offset the cost of supplies, our team was selected for the Sam’s Club Step up for Small Business grant of $1500.00.
Green-Light: Green-light is a first year project. This project will educate people on energy usage and how to save money by using CFL light bulbs. Our group has teamed up with Cloverland Electric to get this message out to the public. We have multiple events where we will be doing light bulb exchanges for CFL light bulbs. There will be visual aids to show people the difference between a standard light bulb and a CFL.
Healthy Kids is a first year project. Obesity is the number one crisis our country is facing today. Our team is working with Saint Mary’s School to educate students about eating healthy. The students will be putting together a cookbook and all the proceeds from the cook book will go towards a cause the students select themselves.
Merit Badge College
The Merit Badge College is a third year project. Merit Badge College provides Boy Scotts a chance to earn badges in business, First Aid, Forestry and more. These badges will help boy scouts work toward their Eagle Scout status.
The computer drive is a third year project. The computer drive collects old computers, refurbishes them and then they are delivered to Cameroon Africa every two years. This project keeps computers out of landfills, and gives African students a chance to broaden their horizons.
I absolutely love the small size of LSSU. Everything on campus is within a short walking distance. Also, with smaller class sizes, itís much easier to get to know people. There are even professors I had from a couple of years ago that still remember me. It has even become difficult for me to walk across campus without running into someone I know. This has created a very positive experience for me. [ more ]