While a student of King’s College London, I discovered a summer job like no other: I became a counselor at an incredible nonprofit summer camp in upstate New York. My passion soon became a mission, and a few years later I moved to work full-time for the charity that had changed my life.
Early on in my eleven year career at The Fresh Air Fund, I discovered a need for better management software. After deciding against the limited choices of off-the-shelf solutions, Fresh Air Live was born, destined to become a web-based database system that would be accessed by hundreds of users every year and manage the records of almost a million people.
From apps to digital graphics to websites, I became increasingly involved with the intersection of community service and technology. My inner geek began reaching out to other nonprofits in my spare time, and before long I had begun consulting across the industry through Solve IT Simply – a company I could call my own.
The success of this consulting and The Fresh Air Fund's in-house database solution brought about a desire to broaden my impact, and – with the support of The Fund's Board of Directors – I began a new chapter of my career, leaving to create a nonprofit tech startup: Simply360.
Throughout, my mission has remained the same: to empower people with the tools they need to make the world a happier place.