Meet ystark! YP: Veldo Funwie

Name

Veldo Funwie

Occupation/Title/Place of work

Site/Production Manager for Twi

Age

23

Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

Stark county has been home to me the last 5 years, i have been sheltered by a community that cares for other like they are family. As a young man living in stark county i feel very blessed to be a part of such community.

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

I've always been motivated by the people around me, if you are like me and have that burning passion for success this would a great opportunity for you to get connected.

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

I grow up in Cameroon Africa, i moved to the States with my aunt and uncle who raised me. i came to Ohio for school. i attended Walsh University, where i was a college athlete.

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

i stay in stark county because of the community aspect. i have never been in community that accepts any and everyone with open arms. Being in the States and not seeing my family in 14 years I've been blessed to call stark county my home and made some new family here.

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

community opportunity Network

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

nothing

What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

YPs have the opportunity to network within the community and be among today's leaders. what better opportunity than to learn from leaders in our community so we can one they be leaders of our generation.

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

I wish i knew about YPs in college. Maybe doing more college involvement.

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

I spend a lot of my time at the Washington square Starbucks doing homework or at the library keeping up with my assignments. I am in my Second semester of my MBA program at Walsh. My favorite place to eat/visit is Gervasi, i enjoy the out door environment.

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

Yes i see myself spending my lifetime in stark county.