What do you do for NBB?
My responsibilities as the treasurer for the Brigade include accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation, in addition to, ensuring the Brigade maintains its 501(C)(3) status.
As the treasurer, my biggest goal is to keep expenses down so that the most of every donation can go toward our mission of bettering the Nashville community by providing Thanksgiving day dinners. In line with that goal, we work hard to build relationships with local and national companies to get discounts on the supplies to build the baskets each year. We strive to make sure that we are able to fill baskets cheaper than if you were to buy all of the same items on your own. This is one of the great ways you can create more value by donating to the Brigade than by acting alone.

Why did you join NBB?
I joined the basket brigade as the treasurer, and a founding board member after an appeal from Ben. Initially, I was reluctant to join because I am a Florida resident and was concerned about how I would be able to contribute. However, after Ben explained the cause to me, and we established that I would be able to complete the bulk of my responsibilities remotely, it was an easy decision. We regularly meet on skype and structure our board meetings around my normal trips to Nashville. I am very proud of where the Brigade has come in the last few years, and I am very excited for what’s on our horizon.

Why is the fight against hunger important to you?
Hunger is a manifestation of wealth, income and education inequality. I can’t give you a job or an education, but I can help put a meal on your table, and you’ve gotta start somewhere right?

Where’d you grow up, go to school, live before here?
Sarasota Florida, FSU booker high and Newgate

What brought you to Nashville?
The beaches! Wait, no, that’s why I live in Florida.

What do you do when you’re not feeding families?
What’s your jam?
I prefer preserves, but strawberry jam will do in a pinch.

Favorite place to grab a bite?
Monks in Tallahassee, FL

What’s your go-to movie quote?
“Coffee is for closers”

If we logged into your Netflix, what would we see?
Breaking bad, House of Cards and Gilmore girls

Where is your top travel destination?
That’s like asking Carmen Santiago where she is going next.

Who do you root for?

What is your guilty pleasure?
Gilmore girls

What are the 3 things you always have with you?
Bottle opener, business cards and a solid pickup line