I never was an activist, that is till Occupy Wall Street started. I have a strong sense of standing up for what you believe in. Occupy gave me that outlet for the first time and has it been a wild ride. I founded Parents for Occupy Wall St in 2011.
The combined experience of my professional management work and the crash course in grass roots organizing I received through Occupy helped me be one of the first responders on the ground when Hurricane Sandy hit Brooklyn NY. Through this I founded the nonprofit Red Hook Volunteers which helped rebuild and support Red Hook Brooklyn, New York.