Hi, I am Whitney D’Allaird and in December of 2017, I lost my oldest son Tyler to suicide – 15 weeks into his freshmen year of college. I do not want other parents to experience the pain I currently feel.
Unfortunately, I never had many of the conversations with Tyler that I now know – we MUST be having with our children. THIS – is why I founded FOR Students.
We are here to teach and talk with students about what matters most to them, what they are experiencing in their lives and give them tools to help themselves and their peers.
Ed has spent his adult life working with young people and their families. A degree in education, a teacher for 12 years, a student pastor for 8 years, a trained life coach, and a dad of 2 teenage girls. Ed has spent the last 21 years of his life helping teens and parents thrive. It’s simply in his DNA.
In the fall of 2021 Ed was planning to return to teaching, but was invited by Whitney to come and help create the teams and programs that now make up FOR Students. He is more excited than ever about the impact these programs are having and their potential to help so many students in the future.
CHAIR | Head of Human Resources, Maersk North America at A.P. Moller-Maersk, 32 years | Officer US Navy Reserve, June 1987–June 1995
I foster growth in others by connecting people, resources and opportunities. In my 20+ years as a business leader, HR leader and non-profit leader I have been part of many successes (and a few failures). What always stands out for me is the journey of people and teams getting behind a goal and achieving it. Nothing gives me more fulfillment than watching my contributions lead to the success of others… and of course having a little fun on the way!
SECRETARY | Owner/Operator at The Red Radish, 9 years
Danielle is the owner of Red Radish Upstate, a catering company specializing in corporate lunch delivery services. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a certified ICF leadership coach. Danielle has dedicated the last 2 decades to developing leaders and helping individuals achieve success and fulfillment in their lives and at work.
TREASURER | Varda Partners, 9 years
Kevin co-founded Varda Partners with long-time friend and colleague Joe Peterson in late 2013. Prior to founding Varda Partners, Kevin was a Senior Vice President at Red Ventures where he was instrumental in the early development, leadership and rapid growth of the company’s paid and natural search marketing channels.
Kevin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. He has been a Charlotte, North Carolina, area resident for over 25 years with his wife Whitney and their three boys.
DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONS
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