MEN WITH DREAMS CREW
Meet the people behind the dream.
Brandon was raised in Lincoln, NE graduating from Lincoln High School in 2006. His opportunity to go to college came from a football scholarship allowing him to attend Peru State. Brandon struggled to identify a dream he wanted to accomplish, leading him on a journey to multiple universities in an attempt to stay on the football field. He eventually landed at Concordia University. With injuries keeping him off the field, different professors challenged him to focus on life goals leading to Brandon graduating with a degree in psychology. These experiences helped Brandon shape his passion behind MwD, creating an environment where students can explore options at an early age while being encouraged to believe they can achieve their goals. "Providing opportunities for students to experience their dreams, will keep them motivated to complete the hard work step by step to get there".
Director of Operations I Internship Coordinator
Mitch West was also raised in Lincoln, NE graduating from Lincoln Southeast High School in 2006. All of his life he struggled both mentally and physically being in and out of hospitals his entire life. The Arts became a way for him to express himself which ended up fueling his entrepreneurial and creative spirit even more. In 2009 he moved to Minneapolis, MN to attend The Institute of Production and Recording graduating in 2011 with a degree in Music, Arts, and Entertainment Business. Having a knack for business, Mitch helped re-charter two different fraternities one being at The University of Nebraska Lincoln and the other at The University of Minnesota. Today Mitch is back in Lincoln for good doing Music Production, Concert Photography, and various publication work.
2019 Summer Intern
Originally from Texas, Maya is a freshman at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is studying hospitality management with an emphasis in event planning and a minor in leadership & communications. She is a strong advocate for learning, so you can often find her in a study lounge or at the library. Maya loves to be around people, so she enjoys volunteering and helping others.
2019 Summer Intern
(Empathy, Developer, Harmony, Input, Connectedness)
Sydney is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child, Youth, and Family Studies and Sociology. Her career goals are to work with low-income families, helping them utilize resources within their communities and showing them opportunities for personal growth that they were unaware they had. She spends her free time hanging out with her boyfriend, his son, and their dog. Cooking and traveling are also passions of hers. Sydney loves to try out new recipes and cuisines and she loves to travel to different national parks around the United States.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brian Adams (President) - UBS Financial Services
Gina Cotton (VP) - Independent Contractor
Terry Neddenriep - Retired LPS Principal
Michelle Suarez - Prosper Lincoln
Greg Mendoza - Mittelstadt Agency
Josh Baldwin - The NBC Bank
Tony Goins - Owner of Capital Cigar
Aaron Davis - Owner/Aaron Davis Presentations
Nathan Clark - Cline Williams