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.
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.
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.