Q. How long have you been with Republic?
A. I have been working at Republic for five years.
Q. Can you share a little more on your personal connection or passion for the B.O.U.N.D. Foundation?
A. In 2008, the initial idea of what later became the Bound Foundation was formed in the backyard of my house, while building a basketball court for my son, Kobe. Within weeks of building the court for him, my yard became a place for all the neighborhood kids to come and play ball after school and during the summertime. From here, I started the Bound Basketball Camp and I became a coach at the EEYB Basketball League. During this time, I helped several young kids become better athletes and instill solid life lessons. Kobe is now 22 years old and is a solid running back and wide receiver at Chowan University. Proud to say that Kobe was recently name to the Dean’s List. Now that I no longer have day to day interaction with Kobe, I have taken the Bound Basketball Camp and transformed it into the B.O.U.N.D. Foundation to help support my community.
Q. What is something people may not know about you?
A. Other than my wife, people may not know that I will cry at the drop of a dime when I hear about or see someone overcome obstacles in their life and turn it into success.
Q. Tell us about some of your hobbies or interests?
A. I enjoy shooting basketball and playing tennis.
Q. I am my best self at work and outside work when _________.
A. … my wife and I are clicking on all cylinders and my family is at peace.