GETTING INVOLVED EARLY

A native of , Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia started getting involved in community efforts in his teens. Throughout high school, he spent plenty of time volunteering with charities and even with neighborhood clean ups. Choosing to attend the University of Washington, Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia graduated with a Bachelor's in education and went on to Auburn University for a Master's in public administration.

A CALL FROM HOME

Returning home, he took a job teaching at Capital High and remained there for more than 10 years. For the last seven years he has worked as the communications director for Forward Think, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults succeed in education and business.

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE

His decision to run for office and seek a seat on the city council comes from wanting to make a difference in how people's voices are heard. His love for the community is what drives him and his background is what makes him a good choice for city council. However, Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia looks at serving the public as an honor and not a career.

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. – Plato