About us

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 Tribe 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.

Meet our team

Stu McGowan

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.

Lam Phan

COO

Lam wears two hats in his role as COO of ShareYourself. He juggles the big-picture ideas as well as managing day-to-day operations. As a relationship-oriented person and believer in the power of community, Lam is proud to work on a platform with a do-good mission which builds and improves communities.

Lauren McKenna

Head of User Engagement aka "House Mama"

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.

Christopher Lewis

CTO

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.

Alex Feldman

Developer

Beginning his love of computers by switching his friends' faces in Photoshop, Alex has been developing professionally for the last few years. In that time, he graduated Lewis & Clark college, travelled to Budapest, got his act together, all while growing as a developer. After working at an economics analytics firm in Portland, OR, Alex started at ShareYourself in October 2018.