ShareYourself is an online space that helps do-gooders learn, practice, and operate like entrepreneurs, to make it easier to move their ideas to success.
Plenty of people have amazing ideas, but so few of us have all the skills and resources to turn them into something real. ShareYourself (SYS) is an online platform and worldwide community that brings together people who are ready to make a difference, but aren't sure where to start.
SYS is unlike any other do-good platform. We actually help you create new projects, or join up with an existing project, by focusing on sharing valuable skills and passions. Project creators provide the idea and motivation, and SYS will provide everything you need - access to a Team of like-minded people and their skills, fundraising strategies, social media integration, coordination, a network of potential funders, advice from experts, and more - to go from idea, to successful, world-changing project.
Founder / CEO
Stu has been a serial entrepreneur since age 8, when he discovered a cool new eraser, one that was basically putty that erased. He then sold it to his elementary school friends, and was immediately bitten by the entreprenurial bug. Now, nearly 50 years later, Stu has founded many socially missioned companies, from the NoodleHead Network (social impact videos made by kids, for kids), to ShoeLess Konstruction (teaching kids and young adults how to renovate dilapidated buildings into affordable housing).
He "retired" some years ago to found ShareYourself, to bring to the world the tools to make social change, and help our SYS community become entrepreneurs, if that’s the direction they want to go.
With her many years of experience in community support and her long-standing relationship with SYS since it was just a mere seedling, Lauren serves as the resident house mama for the SYS community. This entails being the support line for every SYS user whether it be questions, complaints, challenges, moral support, ideas and/or feedback as well as serving as the liaison between the users and the rest of the SYS team. She’s also a flea and farmer’s market obsessor, has an insatiable appetite for curiosity, is passionate about mental health (among other things) and will never turn down a potluck.
Chris is a veteran full-stack web developer with a knack for minimalistic solutions and thoughtfully crafted code. With a degree in philosophy and an unquenchable thirst for travel, he brings a diverse array of experience to any project. In 2013 he launched GeoPeeker, a web app used by Fortune 500 companies including Google and Amazon. In the meantime, he has served as technical coach to numerous start-ups in Paris, helped the Alzheimer's Association modernize their national web infrastructure, and solved gnarly problems for Bluehouse Group where he oversaw technical operations for over a decade.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Mitch studied at Champlain College where he originally planned on focusing on graphic design, until he took an entry level consumer behavior course, and found a new passion for digital marketing. By already having the skills in graphic design, Mitch quickly learned how valuable this skill was in a marketing position compared to his peers who could not create original content to market. This helped to diversify himself from the competition of other young marketing professionals and this helped to land his first position at a start up in Dublin Ireland called Parkpnp where he found another passion, working for startups.
Mitch plans to continue to work for startups because he loves being able to do so many different things, while also doing marketing.
Head of User Engagement
Currently studying Creative Media at Champlain College, Hannah is passionate about how different forms of art can be used to highlight social impact. She is eager to continue working in an effort to become a part of global citizenry. Making sentient efforts to face and solve endless socio-economic issues that engulf our communities is something that she considers to be of paramount importance.
Hannah plans to continue her education and one day combine her interests and experiences in order to shift stigmas around mental health, substance use disorders, as well as homelessness. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with other members of the ShareYourself team and use her skills in a meaningful manner.
LC was born and raised in Burlington VT. He went to RPI and majored in Communication Media and Design. During his time at RPI, his primary focus was on the school's radio station, WRPI. As the business manager for the station for two years, he handled the organization's annual budget/finances.
During his last two years of school, he was the live department director, broadcasting and recording any live musicians that came through the studio. LC is a talented musician and enjoys playing the guitar, bass, and piano.
Head of African Operations
Kingsley C. Adindu is a Social Development Expert and an SDGs “Actvocate”, who is passionate about teaching kids the Global Goals using his volunteer-based “SDGs for Kids” project as a platform, in Nigeria.
He has a background in Geography and Urban Planning, and a career in Health safety and Environment. Actively involved in environmental advocacy, Kingsley uses social media platforms to voice environmental challenges in Nigeria, Africa and beyond. He is currently leading a campaign to #SaveNigerianMangroves across Nigeria's coastline while also working to help local coastal communities create sustainable livelihoods and turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities.
With his spare time, Kingsley volunteers for several causes and whenever the sun kisses the skyline at dusk, you will most likely find him writing poetry of love and the environment. Alot of his “undefined poetry” begs to be published.
Sales Development Representative
Richard Studied at Saint Joseph's University for his undergraduate degree and for his Graduate degree to become a Reading Specialist. However, he discovered that he had more of a business and entrepreneurial background and this led him to a three year career in financial planning before leaving to start his own company.
After that he worked on the sales and business development side for several startups including 2 stints as a Chief of Staff during this time Richard attended Arizona State University obtaining his Master's in Applied Leadership and Management with a focus in International Business.
Richard is a long suffering Philadelphia Sports fan who can tell you exactly where he was standing when the Phillies Won the 2008 World Series and the Eagles Won the 2017-18 Super Bowl.
Sales Development Representative
Jessica is a fundraising and development professional with over three years of experience in the Not For Profit sectors in Europe, Australia, UAE and the US.
Graduated with a master's degree in International Relations from the University of New South Wales, she is passionate about social justice and human rights.
As a very talkative person (with a French accent), her only motivation is to transform her surroundings into a more equitable place for all, through sales and development.
Bamwerinde Hannah is a climate change Activist, Sustainable Tourism Advocate and expert in grassroots networks & collaborations in developing countries. She is also the co-founder Adventures with Locals and Free Walking Tours Kampala. She uses her voice to advocate for local and community growth through tourism. She is also a trainer in grassroots networks collaborations.
Through creating grassroots networks she hopes to create great synergies for local development and collaborations.
Business Development and CSR Advisor
A graduate of Purdue University, Miles Soto is a seasoned Business Consultant and Risk Manager with over 20 years of experience. His firm, FL Risk Management, advises Private Equity and Fortune 500 companies globally operating in various arenas and capacities.
Miles is currently involved in climate change initiatives with publicly traded companies, advocating for alignment with the Paris Agreement of 2016. His new focus is Sustainability and Social Impact while focusing on a “Profit for Purpose” motto. He feels that Corporate Social Responsibility should be part of every company's KPI index and a focal point of every employee.
As a lifelong anti human trafficking advocate, Miles operates as an investigator across the globe and has aided in the capture of over 4000 fugitive sexual offenders since 2014.
Miles lives in Southern California with his wife and 4 children.
Social Media Expert
Melinda attended Bucknell University where she studied animal behavior and had the opportunity to work with monkeys. At this point, she was fascinated that monkeys were so similar to humans, having feelings, learning to use tools, and even developing taste preferences (favorites were Cheetos and grapes). While her original plans led her to pursuing veterinary medicine as a DVM for 6 years, though the thought of the interconnection of all living things never left her.
Melinda is passionate about compassion, kindness, and giving and is currently the founder of Senior Tails Dog Rescue, a senior dog rescue out of Philadelphia. She is excited to help SYS social media impact our generation so we can all help the world become a kinder place.
Sales Development Representative
A native Granite Stater, Michael studied Policy & Program Evaluation at The University of New Hampshire. Leaving college during the dot com boom he found himself immersed in a “Sales Boiler Room” upselling enterprise software until he jumped ship to a six year sailing sabbatical, only to return to a “Sales Bull Pen” Michael matriculated to the Consultative Sales methodology with a penchant for market-disrupting technology.
Monday Olu Ilelanwo is a climate change activist and WASH expert from Nigeria. A graduate of Geology From Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. He is a Business and leadership fellow from Ghana Institute Of Management And Public Administration (GIMPA), Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) West Africa Accra Ghana alumni cohort 12; With over 3 years experience on hygiene promotion in emergencies, water supply in emergencies, water, sanitation and hygiene and infection prevention and control in cholera treatment structures, project cycle management, project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and water management in emergencies.
He is currently working tirelessly with youths and older generation to promote adoption of an eco-friendly system of agricultural food production to local farmers, climate change advocacy and tree planting in his local community.