Creative, Go-Getter, Stylish, Innovator, Determined, an Inspiration and Survivor are a few more words that best describe my character and the person I am today.
As a child I grew up in the “city that never sleeps;” a city where dreams are made and there’s nothing you can’t do. I was surrounded by culture, fashion and the electric energy of a city that inspires. Those are the very things that give me the foundation to dream big and work hard at achieving the impossible.
At age 16 I achieved a dream that, at the time, most young African Americans thought was impossible. In a predominately Caucasian school I took the risk to run for Senior Class President, even after my grandmother thought otherwise. I successfully and proudly beat the odds and became Class President. Confidence, determination and the belief I can achieve the impossible are some of the words that ignited my drive and passion to succeed.
I attended Oswego State University and had a successful career as a Sr. Corporate Trainer in the financial industry. In my positions I gained an appreciation for creating, motivating, developing and delivering concepts to a wide audience. With the downturn in the economy I had to switch gears. I turned being laid off from a job and career I loved into an opportunity to create my own job and pursue one of my passions, fashion.
In June 2007, I started pursuing my passion for fashion and founded BlackOutEndeavors LLC a conceptual development company based in New York City. BlackOutEndeavors was created to serve as a pathway for bringing creative concepts to reality. The name BlackOutEndeavors embodies who I am and proud to be; I am an African-American (Black), an openly gay entrepreneur, (out), and a person endeavoring to succeed.
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