We talk how he started the Kansas City tech Village, how to do it in your area & more.

Programming and developing for the better part of 20 years, I came to realize that it was time to move onto new pastures. Venturing into the startup world was the first step in making this happen. I'm blessed to have been the CTO and co-founder for KULA Causes, the COO and co-founder of Hoopla.io / Local Ruckus, and now the CEO and co-founder for 1 Minute Candidate.

As part of my community building efforts, I continue to be an active co-leader of the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) and executive director for the Kansas City Startup Foundation (KCSF).

One role I plan to continue for the long haul is being a student of life. I’m always ready and willing to learn. There are so many exciting things to discover, I find there are not enough hours in the day. My ultimate goal is to become a startup adviser, entrepreneur mentor, angel investor and professional philanthropist with a mission of helping to make the world a better place before my days are done.