What’s your story? (Name, Age, Birthdate, Hometown, Current Neighborhood, Education, Current Position, Current goals, etc.)
Hello! I’m Nellie I’m a twenty-something fashionably fit philanthropist in Central Ohio. My husband, Jared, myself and our four pound toy-poodle Tini live in Gahanna. I’m the proud founder and Executive Director of Nellie’s Champions for Kids. We are 100% focused on supporting pediatric cancer families in the community. My ultimate goal is to empower other women to live their dream life, what I like to call your CRAFFL (Crazy, Ridiculously Amazing, Fun Filled Life)!
What does your name mean? (Google it, if you never have.)
The name Nellie is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Nellie is: Shining light. The bright one.
I ❤ Cbus! The people make it great!
What’s your motto/mantra?
Focus, you got this!
Do you have any mentors/sponsors?
Yes, they are amazing, I am so lucky to have them in my corner!
What’s been the key to your success?
Never ever giving up and asking for help.
What’s your favorite Happy Hour spot in Columbus?
Any patio on a warm and sunny day-that is my happy place!
What would you say to the young people who want to take their talents out of Columbus?
Stay here, there is so much potential here. You can always travel and explore other places. Keep your roots here!
Favorite Ohio Team: The Buckeyes of course!
Local organizations you support: Nellie’s Champions for Kids and The Women’s Fund
They’ve just erected a statue of you in front of the State House. What does it say underneath?
Inspired many to make a difference in the world.
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Never stop learning.
How can we stay connected with you?
Facebook is a great way to connect:
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