Meet ystark! YP: Andrew Engel

Name

Andrew Engel

Occupation/Title/Place of work

Technology/CTO/LightSpeed Technologies

Age

33

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

To network with other great minds.

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

My knowledge and life learned lessons.

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

I grew up in Stark. I am from Hartville and now Canton. Moved to Canton because of family and work.

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

Because Stark county needs help and growth and I want to help facilitate it.

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

It is very grass roots.

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

I would make sure everyone has the opportunity and tools by fixing infrastructure issues to give everyone a chance to thrive.

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?

There is a wealth of knowledge in its people that is being underutilized just waiting to be put to use.

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

Better infrastructure and high tech jobs.

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

Aquaponics, hackerspace, movies, competition shooting.

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

I would leave if my ability to create opportunity and growth were impeded.