Years in Tampa Bay
Co-Founder of the Green Book of Tampa Bay, host of Podcast Pedagogy and CEO of Blerd World Prana
What do you do?
I co-run a nonprofit that highlights Black-owned businesses through a directory and social media marketing and community work.
Why do you do it?
It’s our hope that the Green Book can help with making economic vitality in St. Pete and Tampa Bay more possible for all by helping people intentionally spend their money with these businesses that are often small and sole proprietorships.
What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)
My catalyst was working as an educator, realizing how inequitable St Pete is, and wondering in what way I could have an impact on that.
What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?
People think that the work stops at the social media, but there is so much more.
What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?
It’s hard to keep up with all of the demands of the Green Book because I have a full-time job that is pretty intensive.
What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?
Separate your work space from your living space and keep it that way.