Nathan R. Jarosz

Founder/CEO

BSBA in General Management from Thomas Edison State University

MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) from Malone University.

Nathan is an international leadership trainer.  He has worked in the non-profit sector organization for over six years.  He developed a youth leadership program called LEAD that brought leadership education into the classrooms of various schools in the Summit-Portage County areas.  This program led to the founding of the LITE organization.

As an Eagle Scout, Nathan learned leadership skills at a young age which he has used in his life as well as trained other people across the country.  From San Francisco, California, the desert of Cimarron, New Mexico, St. Louis Missouri, the West Virginian mountains, and the Florida Keys, Nathan has traveled across the country teaching and leading leadership courses for youth and adults.  In California, Nathan served on an international leadership course that taught STEM activities through leadership application to both Chinese and American youth.  Nathan has also traveled to China to train leadership skills to Chinese youth.  His knowledge of leadership skills and how they can be used to improve and to add value to the lives of other people is one of the main reasons he wanted to start LITE.

Nathan is a graduate of Heart to Heart Communication's Akron Betterfellows Program: Class II.  Additionally, Nathan is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International. For 18 years, Nathan studied Isshinryu karate and earned his Nidan (2nd degree black belt).  As a Sensei, he taught martial arts for 7 of those 18 years to youth and adults.  Nathan coaches youth soccer and has been coaching since 2013.

Nathan's personal mission is to empower youth with leadership opportunities so they can realize their full potential.  Leadership skills are life skills and should be made available to everyone.

 

Board of Directors

Ginger Baylor

Ruth Mundy

Don Robart

Charmaine Schiele

Nathan Jarosz ex officio