Hi, my name is Spud and I am the Chief Catalyst for the (website hidden) (www-thecospace-com), an international network of homes for changemakers founded in State College, PA. I find myself to be an avid connector, relentless optimist and serial entrepreneur in the social innovation field. Aside from my work with the (website hidden), I enjoy facilitating and coaching emerging social entrepreneurs and work with universities and foundations around the country. Apart from these organizations that keep me well-occupied, I have a slight obsession with fog machines and hate wearing shoes. Whenever I get a free second, I love getting outside to enjoy what central PA has to offer (hiking, soccer, frisbee golf, ultimate, volleyball, etc). But I have been known to wander and enjoy traveling around the world in search of the next great breakthroughs and the people behind them leading change in the world.
I am joined by fellow co.spacer, Galen Bernard, who serves as the dedicated State College House Manager. Galen is the Executive Director of New Leaf Initiative, a coworking space and community hub in downtown State College that helps students, citizens, and startups do the work that matters most to them.
Between the two of us, we are more than happy to welcome you to our town and make your stay relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable!