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 Spring Intern
Ian is senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying psychology with minors in child, youth, and family Studies as well philosophy. Constantly searching for the best place to aid and inspire others to greatness, he can also be seen skate boarding to local coffee shops or heading to various concerts with his fraternity brothers. He has been on three international mission trips where he aided in the construction of homes in the mountains of northeast Mexico and helped take care of children at a boys home in Cambodia. Ian's own personal goal entering his final year at UNL is to be good, do good, and spread good..
2019 Spring Intern
Born and raised in Lincoln, NE. A Communication Studies Major at Nebraska Wesleyan University.A cheerful and candid learner, she strives to be a leader wherever she is at. She is motivated by going with the flow while taking on challenges with kicks and giggles. Zenaida has experience as an office assistant, after school club facilitator, student teaching in classrooms, restaurant supervisor and waitress.Zenaida likes tasting food and cooking. She has parasailed and is an adrenaline junkie, loves roller coasters, heights and climbing.Speaks Spanish fluently, and is learning Japanese and Korean. Has traveled to South Korea and the Northern, Western and Southern parts of Mexico.These beautiful places have introduced her to new people, big ideas and global connections that have shaped who she is today.No matter where she is at, her goal is simple- peace and happiness.
2019 Spring 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. Her main goal in life is to spread kindness and positivity wherever she can.
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