Episode 239 features Nick Crabbs, a partner and founding member of Vynyl, a product development firm that works with corporations, institutions, and investors to build unique mobile, and web, applications that are technically excellent, visually appealing, and create real & measurable business value.
Nick is a partner and founding member of Vynyl, a product development firm that works with corporations, institutions, and investors to build unique mobile, and web, applications that are technically excellent, visually appealing, and create real & measurable business value.
Prior to his work with Vynyl, Nick spent nearly a decade working for some of the nation’s largest banking institutions, local municipalities, and large enterprise environments as an IT specialist and manager. Embracing his more entrepreneurial endeavors, community engagement, and tech evangelism Nick has worked with several start-ups, local community organizations, and leadership with large-scale events to leverage his knowledge and expertise in technology, management, and recruiting to judge events, offer mentorship, speak on panels, and contribute to a growing tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
New Jersey-born living in New York City! I graduated from Vanderbilt University and worked as a prop trader until realizing I loved learning about the companies I was trading more than actually trading them. I am also an avid collector.
Erick is an entrepreneur and full-stack web developer and currently runs Arbé Digital and Golf Web Design. He has built software and websites for clients in numerous different industries. He’s also started (and sold) several different companies over the past 15+ years. Most recently, his venture into the law-tech industry has led him to build Willio.com – an online estate planning tool with a focus on digital Wills.
He’s also been a PGA Professional since 2005 after graduating from Methodist University. His most recent online golf venture is Backswing.com – a golf instruction platform that connects golfers to top golf instructors around the country.
EPISODE 74: Housing Options for People with Exceptionalities
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Episode 74 is a special one because it’s really at the intersection of what this podcast is truly about. People going outside of their comfort zone and doing things that matter to them and make them fulfilled as well as doing good in this world and trying to make an impact in a positive way. I had the chance to speak with two of the founding members of H.O.P.E (Housing Options for People with Exceptionalities), Dotty Foley and Orah Raia, and learn about their story and the “Why” behind this great mission.
HOPE’s vision is to create an inclusive, mixed income community where all individuals, including those with developmental disabilities, can live meaningful and purposeful lives. The vision for this community was born from the belief that where we live matters, that all people should have the choice to live in a community of their choosing, with access to affordable housing.
HOPE’s mission, interest and commitment is to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by addressing the urgent and unmet need for affordable, accessible housing.
Creating an inclusive, supportive housing solution for individuals with disabilities must begin at the local level and requires creative strategies that combine public and private financing.
HOPE will achieve its mission by intentionally engaging neighbors of all abilities, ages, and incomes to create a supportive community. We are bringing together a diverse coalition of stakeholders, advocates and partners to adapt an innovative, award-winning housing model that’s already being successfully employed in supportive housing developments around the country with different vulnerable populations.