About Me

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AND REACH YOUR COMFORTABLE LIFE
Duron began on his road of entrepreneurship when he was in high school. He created a nonprofit that would provide summer learning opportunities for public school students during a time when the school district wasn't offering programs. Over the years, Duron has had the opportunity to help several business in event management, digital marketing, career coaching, travel & tourism, and light therapy. Furthermore, Duron has spent 10+ years supporting business owners, freelancers, universities, and nonprofits in creating remarkable experiences for their communities. Nonetheless, he is a strong believer in the need of creating tribes and communities as entrepreneurs and leaders for a better tomorrow.
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Work of Expertise

Consulting and coaching
Over the years Duron has built a variety of skills that shape his work. His work has spanned across both the nonprofit and profit sectors. Also, he has worked with universities, health services, hospitality, fitness, marketing, and more. Duron is available to help you with event planning, event management, nonprofit management, personal branding, operations planning, college planning, and career development.

Duron's History

A Life of Innovation
Duron began his work in his ninth grade year of high school as a student activist. During his time in high school, the school district planned to merge (later changed to co-locate) his school with a middle school. However, the school district was not seeking input from the student body. After encouragement from his health teacher, he joined forces with an upperclassman to advocate for student voice in decision making. Also, after gaining input the school board voted to co-locate and increase renovation funding for the school. Furthermore, he was invited to join the Building Leadership Team (BLT) of his school to be the first Student Ambassador.

After joining the BLT, he went on to start the Committee for Educational Support (CES). He then later founded the Higher Achievement Academy (HAA) while in high school. Both were started with the focus of increasing educational summer opportunities for high school students during a time when summer school was being cut. Furthermore, Duron went on to work with the Alliance for Education to support post-secondary activities for Seattle Public Schools.

While in college, Duron transitioned into the role of the College & Career Coordinator for the Center for Community Engagement. Also, with his work, he supported Garfield and Middle College in preparing their students for life after high school. Furthermore, he worked with the College of Education to redevelop the Middle College program on the University’s campus. Lastly, he served as a Program Counselor during his time in college for the Albers School of Business & Economics.

After college, he went on to serve as the Director of the Summer Business Institute program. The program is focused on college exploration for high school sophomores and juniors. Each year he works with students from Western Washington who identify as an underrepresented population. These students self identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American Indian, or Pacific Islander.

Also, after college Duron took on the role of Partnership Coordinator for Washington Future Business Leaders of America. As a consultant, he managed the marketing, leadership programs, fundraising, and volunteers for the organization. Currently, he works with schools, businesses, and universities across western Washington in business, career, and college planning.

Currently, Duron takes 60 high school students from Seattle Public Schools & Seattle Academies Foundation to New York each year to learn about business and entrepreneurship. Additionally, as part of his work at Seattle University, he provides summer learning opportunities for 90 to 120 high school students from across Washington State in Business, Technology, and Criminal Justice. All three topic areas have social justice ethics and innovation at the foundations of their teachings.

When He’s Off The Clock
Duron is a photographer and creative writer. Also, he enjoys bowling and roller blading in his spare time. He enjoys traveling and going on adventures with friends. However, he also enjoys sitting at home and watching Netflix or playing on his PS4. He’s a fan of both Marvel and DC but prefers DC Comics more. Furthermore, Duron is the primary caregiver for his mother who is a cancer survivor. His mother also has lupus and is on dialysis for kidney failure. Lastly, Duron enjoys getting together with friends for board games and always beats the undergraduates at Uno.