Meet the big dreamers! Our team is made up of the parents, teachers, businessmen and women, volunteer base, and so many more who choose to invest in the leaders of the next generation. Here are the core staff members involved in connecting it all to make it happen.
Michael is passionate about seeing dreams come true in the hearts and lives of youth. Seven years ago he launched Loveworks with the focus to start an afterschool program for middle school students. Under his leadership, Loveworks has impacted the lives of over 10,000 students and is on a mission to give every student an opportunity to lead. Michael has been working with youth for more than 15 years, and is dedicated to inspiring young leaders. Michael is a father of two girls and one boy, loving husband to Selah, and a five-time Ironman triathlete.
Daniel “D” Smith
Better known as “D”, our faithful Afterschool Director first got involved when he was in grad school for Mechanical Engineering and began tutoring when the Loveworks program started with only 27 students. Soon after getting his Masters, he decided to leave the world of machines and began full-time volunteering at Loveworks Leadership. He now is a professional motivator as he works with 175+ students a part of the afterschool program and coordinates the 350+ volunteers that come through our doors in a year. In his free time, you can find him at the gym or working on his motorcycle.
Carolyn is the resident botanist at Loveworks! She first got involved with Loveworks as a college volunteer, expecting just to tutor students. Her passion to see young teens discover their potential and live into their dreams was soon reignited, and she found herself more at Loveworks than in the pharmaceutical lab that she researched in. She traded in her lab coat and hasn’t looked back since! She’s a big foodie and loves music, so you’ll typically see her brunching on the weekends or at concerts big and small.