David joined The Jonas Project through a fellowship from Mission Continues, which empowers Veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. They redeploy veterans in the community so their shared legacy will be one of action and service.
David has been the lead Capacity Builder for The Jonas Project for four years, and is the first point of contact for every single Veteran that inquires or applies to The Jonas Project. He spends countless hours coaching Veteran entrepreneurs on where to find the resources they need, preparing them to begin working with a mentor, finding them the perfect mentor for their business venture, and tracking down any additional resources they need along the way like legal services or professional services.
David was born and raised in Los Angeles and served in the Army from 2009 to 2012. He is currently a sergeant in the Army Reserve.
His main focus in joining the military was to advance his career and education options. He’s been able to take advantage of the GI Bill and is now attending college, studying economics.
David became involved with the Mission Continues when he realized he would need to work while attending college, but wanted to earn money working for a cause that he cared about rather than a typical student job. He was starting to miss the camaraderie of the army when he heard about The Jonas Project.
“My goal at The Jonas Project is to see some of these business ideas come to fruition. I joined The Jonas Project because I like the idea of helping veterans start businesses. My satisfaction comes from seeing them become capable, independent business owners.”