HandsOn Jacksonville claims bragging rights to an amazing board of directors! We’d like you to get to know them all, so over the next few weeks we’ll be shining the spotlight on them. You’ll get an inside peek at who they are, what they do, what they’re passionate about and how they’re making our community a better place for everyone.
Campus Director, University of Phoenix
HOJ: What inspires you to serve on the board of HandsOn Jacksonville?
DM: I have a passion to see restoration brought to our community and this only happens through engaging volunteers and equipping them to take action that changes our world. No one does a better job in this community of inspiring, equipping and mobilizing volunteers than HandsOn Jacksonville!
HOJ: What do you consider to be the most critical issue facing our community?
DM: Being in education, I see that so many of the issues we face are due to a lack of education as a foundation in the lives of people. Increasing graduation rates would result in less crime and a brighter economic future for Jacksonville.
HOJ: What volunteer activities are you currently involved in?
DM: I’m working with mission projects locally and overseas – mainly helping those less privileged than we are. I’m drawn to these because I believe we are mandated to go and serve the least and the last in the world.
HOJ: What in life are you most passionate about?
DM: God, my family, educational access for those who may not otherwise have it, and last but not least, Georgia Bulldogs and Jaguars football!
HOJ: Any hidden talents?
DM: I love cooking for my friends and family.
HOJ: What would you say to someone who is considering volunteering?
DM: Go for it! What do you have to lose? Think about a time in your life when you or someone you love has been impacted by a volunteer. what if that person hadn’t been there? Realize your potential to have that same impact in the lives of others. You won’t regret it – I promise you!