Member Spotlight: Cody Hutchins

Cody Hutchins always knew that normal wouldn't cut it. He had to accomplish something more. While traveling abroad, Cody realized the power that a simple bracelet had to spark conversation & ignite connection. He refused to let these experiences sit idle. Bohnd Bracelets was born. Garnering attention through competitions while still in undergrad at WKU, Bohnd Bracelets quickly grew. Today, Cody's dreams of accomplishing something more have come to life as Bohnd Bracelets continues to expand & impact individuals across the globe.

Advisor Spotlight: Don Leyrer

We're lucky enough to have Don Leyrer scooting around the EC as one of our treasured advisors. A jack of all trades, Don has set foot in a number of different industries & truly made an impact. He began his career in social work as a houseparent for abused children & later as a Senior Adult Probation Officer. He then transitioned to the corporate world as an executive for high profile Fortune 100 companies. After impactful work at Comdata Corporation, Don co-founded Mailnet Services Inc., a venture backed database marketing firm that specializes in customer analytics, data management & direct marketing solutions.

His accolades don't stop there. Don also serves on the Health & Workforce Development Implementation Team of the Mayors Poverty Reduction Initiative & volunteers with CASA as a court appointed special advocate for children that have been taken into state custody. 

Member Spotlight: Todd Lawrence

Todd Lawrence is the executive director of Nashville's Urban Green Lab & has accomplished a slew of incredible things in his life ranging from service in the Peace Corps to leading the historic International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. His current project, the Urban Green Lab, boasts a powerful mission: to facilitate a range of educational & social programs that inspire Nashvillians to make sustainability a bigger part of their lives in their homes, neighborhoods, & businesses. They are making moves to instigate true, positive change in the community through educational workshops & are even reaching out to the younger generation through their Mobile Lab that travels to local schools. 

Meet Your Advisor: Stayko Staykov

It takes a village. Entrepreneurship is hard work. The impact that our advisors are making in the lives of the entrepreneurs in Nashville is intangible. We want you to know who they are and why they are a big deal. Welcome to out "Meet Your Advisor" feature that will run its course until we have introduced you to all the "doing it, done it or invested in it" people who are navigating our city's entrepreneurs.

Meet Your Advisor: Brittany Lorenzi

It takes a village. Entrepreneurship is hard work. The impact that our advisors are making in the lives of the entrepreneurs in Nashville is intangible. We want you to know who they are and why they are a big deal. Welcome to out "Meet Your Advisor" feature that will run its course until we have introduced you to all the "doing it, done it or invested in it" people who are navigating our city's entrepreneurs.

Meet Your Advisor: Julia Polk

It takes a village. Entrepreneurship is hard work. The impact that our advisors are making in the lives of the entrepreneurs in Nashville is intangible. We want you to know who they are and why they are a big deal. Today, on the last day of #nationalmentormonth, we launch a "Meet Your Advisor" feature that will run its course until we have introduced you to all the "doing it, done it or invested in it" people who are navigating our city's entrepreneurs.