I’m on the development team at MarketSmart. We help nonprofits raise more money at lower costs. Some organizations we have helped include Human Rights Watch, The Smithsonian Institute, and the University of California Los Angeles.

In addition to providing services directly to nonprofits I oversee the Fundraising Report Card, a division of MarketSmart. The Report Card is a free tool that empowers fundraisers to make data-driven fundraising decisions. It’s pretty neat.

Before working full-time I was a student at the University of Pittsburgh. I dropped out after three semesters back in January of 2015, when my mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. I moved back home to live with my family.

While at Pitt I struggled to focus on my studies. I was always bouncing business ideas off of my friends. I have had a passion for entrepreneurship since I started my first “business” when I was a pre-teen in Arizona.