The My Inner Warrior Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, aims to provide greater opportunity throughout inner-city baseball programs. Our organization has focuses that will bring instant opportunity such as providing new equipment and volunteers to these programs, but, our mission doesn’t end there. At My Inner Warrior, we see the opportunity to change the lives of inner-city youth through the teaching of structure, passion, and dedication that comes with sport and the necessary preparation. Our goal is to bring a year-long, structured training program that will be available free-of-charge to inner-city, underprivileged, athletes. This opportunity will provide free access to trainers, coaches, and tutors, that otherwise, wouldn’t have been possible. Lastly, we are working on creating the platform to bring collegiate recruiting opportunities to the high school athletes in these programs.
Meet our Executive Management Team
Founder/ Executive Director
As the Founder and Executive Director of My Inner Warrior, I truly aspire to grow something special that can make an impact in many people's lives. I am currently a student at Wittenberg University doing a double-major in Finance and Economics; I also compete on the Tiger Baseball team. Outside of school and baseball, I have two amazing parents and three admirable brothers. Additionally, I am the Owner of the Cleveland River Hounds Baseball Organization (www.clevelandriverhounds.com).
Community Outreach Coordinator
As the Community Outreach Coordinator I help to organize events, recruit volunteers, or arrange other projects to get the community excited about and invested in the organization. Being a part of this organization has allowed me to meet new people, participate in fun events, and most importantly, help others. I attend Bowling Green State University. I love to help others in need, as it is such a fulfilling and rewarding experience, and am very grateful to be a part of the My Inner Warrior team!
Director of Development
As the Director of Development I handle many of the fundraising efforts for our organization. I am currently a student at Wittenberg University double majoring in Entrepreneurship and Sports Management. I also compete on the Baseball team for the Tigers and am involved in leadership and faith based clubs. I am the son of two hard working parents in the supply chain and entrepreneurship fields and have a sister that is a news and sports reporter in southern Ohio.
Director of Graphics & Design
As the Director of Graphics & Design I’ve had the opportunity to expand the organizations audience through the use of marketing and advertising. Being a part of My Inner Warrior has showed me all of the hard work that goes into making a non profit run smoothly and has taught me more about how important design is when you’re trying to grab peoples attention and raise an interest in the organization. I️ am currently a marketing student at Cleveland State University and have a deep passion for connecting with people through various forms of media. I’m so honored to be a member of this team and to help My Inner Warrior grow into the best organization it can be!
Director of Baseball Programming
As the Director of Baseball Operations for My Inner Warrior, I focus heavily on the outreach and growth of the Hit Tracker Program. I am currently a student at Ohio State University double majoring in Accounting/Finance. I am lucky enough to be supported by two outstanding parents and a loving sister. I am more than grateful to have the opportunity to be involved in this program and make an impact in the community.
Lead Videographer & Director of Softball
As the Content Producer for My Inner Warrior, I want to show the amazing work that this organization does through video and visual storytelling. I am currently a student at the University of Akron majoring in Media Studies, minoring in Consumer Marketing, and working toward my Professional Social Media Certificate. Nothing is more special than capturing the smile of a kid that just received their first ever piece of equipment and letting our supporters truly see the difference that My Inner Warrior makes in the community. Videography is a passion of mine, and I’m so grateful that I get to work alongside these amazing individuals and help tell the story of an organization as awesome as My Inner Warrior.
High School Internship Program
As the Intern for the My Inner Warrior Team, I assist the Executive Management Team with anything they need to help the foundation run smoothly. Additionally, my position is centered on the basis of learning, growing, and gaining experience as a high school student. I am currently a student at Mayfield High School and I attend the business academy through my school's Excel Tecc Program. Working with My Inner Warrior continuously teaches me that running a non-profit requires hard work but can also be very rewarding. I look forward to growing alongside the MIW Team!
Board of Directors
My Inner Warrior is supported and guided by our Board of Directors
Jeffrey Hollinshead; Tons Per Hour, Automation Lead
Joshua Hayes; Mayfield High School, Teacher and Baseball Coach
Nick Wagner; Former Professional Baseball Player & College Baseball Coach
Karen Ollis; Owner, Ollis Photo LLC
Kevin Steidel; Wittenberg University, Director of M.A in Analytics, Robert E. Ness Chair of Entrepreneurship
Jon Axelrod; Owner & Attorney, Axelrod Law
Luke Razzante; Baldwin Wallace University