Volunteering and Activism

Workforce and Economic Development Board
Cuyahoga Community College

– Present

Tri-C’s Workforce Training provides both non-credit and credit training for individuals and businesses. Through employee training programs, professional development, lifelong learning opportunities, and community service programs, Workforce Solutions is dedicated to enhancing economic growth and the quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

Advisory Committee Member
Remington College

– Present

Remington College is guided by decades of dedicated service and a foundation of caring support, active involvement, and significant achievement for students who seek a career-focused education in the communities they call home.

As of 2011, more than 8,700 students were enrolled in Remington campuses across the U.S. The student population represents varied backgrounds, cultures, and age groups, with one common goal: a quality education that may help them find employment in their chosen field and provide a chance for a better future

Editorial Review Board Member
Health IT Security Forum

– Present

Health IT Security Forum is an International Security Organization that dedicated to help healthcare organization in securing their privacy data and confidential information and will be recognized for the passion of its members in conducting multidisciplinary research and development in the area of healthcare IT Security.

Church Leader
Calvary Community Church

– July, 2014

Calvary Community Church is a non-denominational church located in North Olmsted, Ohio. Pastor James Sperry preaches every Sunday at 10:00 AM.

Faculty Adviser
Anime Society of LCCC

– April, 2013

The Anime Society of Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is a group of individuals who celebrate the wonder and creativity of Japanese animation and who are interested in learning more about Japan’s culture and art. The club meets at least once a week on the LCCC campus and participates in many local community events. The society holds an annual convention called Shinbokucon.

Advisory Board Member
Vatterott College

Vatterott College serves a diverse student population across 19 locations in 9 states, as well as a vibrant online community. Each of these institutions take pride in serving both the student population and the local communities that help continue the Vatterott tradition. Vatterott continues to grow by offering additional diploma and degree programs, launching new locations, and looking for other opportunities to grow and improve our student services. Through this effort, Vatterott was recently named a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School.

Vatterott offers programs in the fields of Business, Medical, Technical, Trades, Cosmetology, Dental, Legal, Personal Fitness, and Veterinary, as well as many continuing education opportunities. All programs are industry-relevant and designed to support the Vatterott mission of providing career skills for a better life.

Tournament Director
Ohayocon Convention

Ohayocon is an annual 3 day event that focused on the art, culture and community surrounding Japanese Animation. This convention began with a few hundred people back in 2001 and has grown to serve thousands of attendees each year. Ohayocon derives its name from the similarity in pronunciation between “Ohio”, where the con is held, and Ohayo (おはよう), which is Japanese for “Good morning”.

Group Moderator
CWNP Professional Group

– Present

This is an online study group for those attempting the various CWNP certifications including: Wireless# CWNA CWSP CWNE

Group Moderator
Microsoft Database Professional Group

– Present

This group is intended for the use of anyone who has studied/ is studying/ planning to take any of the Microsoft database certifications such as MCDBA, MCTS, or MCITP as a hub for discussions, study tips and resources. Join our chat at Microsoft.DBA@partychapp.appspotchat.com

Director of Convention Operations
Ohayocon Convention

Ohayocon is an annual 3 day event that focused on the art, culture and community surrounding Japanese Animation. This convention began with a few hundred people back in 2001 and has grown to serve thousands of attendees each year. Ohayocon derives its name from the similarity in pronunciation between “Ohio”, where the con is held, and Ohayo (おはよう), which is Japanese for “Good morning”.

Operations and Security Coordinator
Ikasucon

Ikasucon is a convention for Japanese animation and Japanese art and culture. It is held each year with several thousand attendees. The convention typically features an anime music video contest, concerts, costume contest, dealers room, game shows, guest panels, karaoke, masquerade, rave, video rooms, and workshops.

Operations and Live Events
Sugoicon

SugoiCon is an annual three day anime convention in the Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area held at the Drawbridge Hotel & Convention Center in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. The convention typically features an anime music video contest, concerts, costume contest, dealers room, game shows, guest panels, karaoke, masquerade, rave, video rooms, and workshops. The convention is organized by Southwest Ohio Regional Animation.

Founder, President and Vice President
Kent Anime Society

The Kent Anime Society is a group of students at Kent State University who watch Japanese animation (anime) each week on campus. The group also has some special events to highlight local artists or Japanese cultural topics. Served as Vice President in 2002 and then President in 2003 and 2004.

Admissions
Ohayocon Convention

Worked in admissions for the convention.

Interim Microsoft Student Ambassador
Microsoft

Organized events on campus to promote Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and .NET programming languages. Presented on Microsoft technologies to student groups. Served in the role mid-term after the current ambassador left but did not stay on in the role for the entire term to focus more on my MBA.

Founder and President
Anime Society of LCCC

The Anime Society of Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is a group of individuals who celebrate the wonder and creativity of Japanese animation and who are interested in learning more about Japan’s culture and art. The club meets at least once a week on the LCCC campus and participates in many local community events. The society holds an annual convention called Shinbokucon.