Current employer or place of business: International Graphics & Nameplate
Organization(s) I volunteer with: Leadership Clark County, Pacific Soccer Club
How I got involved: I went through the Leadership Clark County Class in 2008 and was asked to join the organization’s recruitment committee after graduating. From there I was nominated to the Board of Directors where I just finished seven years of service and co-chaired the recruitment committee for six of those years. I am also volunteering as a coach for my 4-year-old son’s Pacific Soccer Club team.
Why I give back: The business community in Clark County was so welcoming to me when I moved here 12 years ago. I have found that giving back is the foundation of the community and has embedded me into it. As I looked around the community, the people I wanted to emulate most were all giving back in many ways, but it was always with a good heart. I have also made a lot of friends through giving back.
Proudest moment as a volunteer: Every June the Leadership Clark County graduation ceremony is very inspiring as I see that class reflect on the journey they have been on and the lessons they have learned – and I think back to 15 months prior when I was speaking to most of them at an informational session.
What local challenge or issue are you most passionate about? Identifying and developing the skills and talents of future community leaders. There are many issues our community faces, but the old quote of “Many hands make light work” rings true and fills our community toolbox with those who have the talent, time and/or treasure to tackle today’s challenges.
Just for fun: What are your hidden talents? I am pretty talented at games, with cribbage, taboo and Words with Friends my strong suits. I also have an affinity for playing pranks!
“Paying it Forward: Volunteer Businessperson of the Week” is sponsored by Pacific Continental Bank.