Though my background is unique, having a Jewish father and Christian mother, I grew up in the Church and always had a passion for God and people. Though I am originally from California, I spend the majority of my life growing up at the Lake of the Ozarks, graduating from Camdenton High School in 2005. Throughout my life, I have always been interested in going deeper for the things of God, seemingly constantly going to conferences and listening to Christian teaching audios.

Another passion emerged early in life, that being for business. My first entrepreneurial endeavor started in the third grade which consisted of purchasing fancy rocks wholesale and reselling them retail to school children and at local product and service shows. As a sophomore in high school, I started a gumball vending business which won first in the state of Missouri for the Entrepreneurship Participating Event with DECA. I have pursued other business endeavors such as becoming an Independent Associate with Prepaid Legal Services (and reaching the highest permanent positions).

However, I wanted to use my business sense to more directly glorify the kingdom of God. This caused me to start a Christian apparel business my junior year in high school. By my freshman year in college, I had started a Christian card game that teaches biblical principles and scripture to players in a fun manner.

I have been involved in Chi Alpha for all four years of my college experience, leading a small group Bible study for two of which. I graduated Missouri State University in the spring of 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Entrepreneurship as well as acted as President of the MSU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association for three years. My original intentions were to launch a business upon graduation for a business plan my partner and I wrote, or to work somewhere to raise capital to launch this business.

However, God had a different plan for my life. This involved me moving to Los Angeles and interning with Chi Alpha at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). I would have never expected that after four years of business school God would then call me to raise my own budget for a campus ministry. After three years of interning on at UCLA, I have joined their  full-time staff and await the great future God has for me in campus ministry and beyond.

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