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Hi, I'm Spud 👋

Since 2010, I have trained over 10,000 emerging leaders in creative community building.

As a facilitator, I’ve worked with universities, rural school districts, silicon valley tech companies, national foundations, and Fortune 100’s. In addition to my consulting efforts, I’ve raised more than $1 million in investment capital for community-driven social enterprises I’ve co-founded.

I am the author of ‘Designing Creative Communities’ and the creator of numerous facilitator tools and card decks that help deepen relationships and inspire action.

I firmly believe the world needs more opportunities for belonging and collaboration. The tools and techniques I use with the individuals and groups I serve have the power to change the way we connect. I know this to be true, because they changed my own relationships.

I can’t wait to support you on your own journey!

What Others Have to Say

“When it comes to making learning and classrooms fun, 70% of what I do has a Spud influence to it.”

Josh Nadzam – Nonprofit Leader and Professor

“This course gets you out of the box and forces you to consider all of the complexities of a community.”

Dr. Renee Just – University Department Chair

“It is magical to watch Spud bring college students to life. He is the relationship that keeps on giving.”

Arshiya Kherani – Social Entrepreneur

“I ended up getting my mind blown by just how much I learned… and by the end of the course, I felt relief.”

Jessica Rodman – Past Online Course Participant

“Spud is the most creative person you’ll meet – especially for creating unique experiences for communities”

Michael Williams – Serial Entrepreneur and Coach

“We had ideas but nothing concrete. Spud does a great job to organize ideas and put thoughts into motion.”

Jamie Dunlap – Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

“Working with Spud was extremely valuable. I couldn’t have created my TED-style talk without Spud.”

Dr. Kimberlee Potter – U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

“Spud’s course allowed me to dream big while discovering tangible steps for how to get there.”

Adam Lahlou – Past Student of Study Abroad Course

“Spud makes an impossible feat feel possible by walking alongside and giving you the tools you need.”

Erica Quinn – Nonprofit Arts and Innovation Leader

“As an introvert, Spud helped me connect with people and pushed me out of my comfort bubble.”

Sarah Holmes – Past Online Course Participant

“Spud really knows his trade and uses activities very purposefully; an extremely effective facilitator!”

Nancy Peter – Statewide STEM Coalition Director

“An effortless collaboration! Spud turned our technical thinking into direct connections with real people.”

Congxing Cai – Investor-Funded AI Startup Founder

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“This book is a brilliant take on how to design your own creative community! A must-read for any emerging leader.”

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