Vision and Development
Danny is the CEO of Restore Life as well as a local pastor of Shalom City Church. He lives in the Grove Park community with his wife and seven children. Danny grew up as expatriate in Chiba, Japan, is the oldest of nine, speaks Japanese and loves sushi, anime and anything Asian. After finishing High School, Danny attended James Madison University and studied business and music industry. After leading multiple start ups and advancing in the business world, he entered the non-profit sector, obtained his masters, and has been leading organizations focused on holistic community development that restores human dignity. He began his community development work in Newark, New Jersey, and has served on numerous boards and committees in the city with Mayor (now senator) Cory Booker and councilman Augusto Amador. In 2013, Danny and his family moved to Atlanta to do community development in the Bankhead community. Over the last 13 years Danny has specialized in reaching children, teens, gang members, drug addicts, and the homeless and marginalized of society, and recently has begun teaching and empowering other leaders in the Grove Park community through his experiences and expertise. Danny believes that flourishing in marginalized communities is contingent upon cross-sector organizations choosing to collaborate instead of compete. He has re-tooled Restore Life this last year to become a collective impact backbone organization in the Grove Park community that is equipping other leaders to effectively partner and work together for the sake of dignified housing, job development and flourishing families. Him and his wife Kimberly blog at JourneytoShalom.com.