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 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.

Meet our team ...in order of appearance

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.

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.

Mitch O'Neill

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.

Kingsley Adindu

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.

Jessica Gaubert

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

Uganda Ambassador


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.

Jake Wright

Head of Media Creation


Jake graduated from Champlain College with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is passionate about a plethora of things. His academic studies helped him develop an interest in open source software, freedom of information, and technological literacy. He currently works at Wires Computing, which offers hardware repairs for a plethora of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers. Jake is also a steadfast supporter of the Right to Repair Act–proposed legislation to give consumers the right to choose how to service their electronic devices, rather than allowing manufacturers to hold repair as a proprietary service.

When Jake isn’t working or simply tinkering, he is writing and recording music as “Fuzzy Bones”. He is a believer in the power of community, and hopes to someday become a public school teacher.