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Chris | Omari | Shamica | Alex | Brad
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Chris is the one writing this bio, so he refuses to talk about himself in the third person (starting now). I’m a Learning Experience Designer at GreenPath Financial Wellness, where I’ve been since the beginning of the millennium. Using creativity and a sense of humor, I provide humans with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate their lives when it comes to their money.
I live with my wife and dog just outside of New York City. They’re both pretty weird. But I might be weirder. Some of my favorite things are road trips to nowhere, tennis, yoga and creating deliciousness.
Omari has been with GreenPath since 2017. Thus far in his tenure, he has primarily served as a certified Financial Wellness Expert, using tools and resources to help clients understand their options, strategies and next steps as they face financial hardships. Omari is a Detroit native with an immense passion for the city. From that passion, Omari has had the opportunity to expand his role at GreenPath as a Learning Experience Designer, with a focus on how GreenPath might refocus its resources to better support disenfranchised communities.
Hi! I’m Shamica! I’m a Native Detroiter and GreenPather as of 2018. I am passionate about overcoming barriers and creating more entryways to financial wellness for all, regardless of financial background. I have spent my time at GreenPath bouncing between new roles. I am lucky to have found a home on the Education Team as a Learning Experience Designer. In this role, I am excited to bring engaging and informative financial wellness material with your experience as the listener/reader in mind.
When I’m not designing new pathways to financial freedom, I’m exploring the city in search of the best French fries, or hanging out with my cat, Jamal.
Having grown up between two countries, I have adapted to many names including Alejandra, Al Pal and Sandy pants, to name a few. I’ve also adapted to living a bilingual, bicultural life with a Spanish father and American Mother. I enjoy identifying the differences between cultures and exploring how our environments aid us in certain paths. I often consider the question, “How might we provide people with desired information when it would most positively impact their journey?”
As an LX Designer at GreenPath Financial Wellness, I get excited creating learning experiences (that’s where the LX comes from) that consider another’s perspective in order to provide information in an engaging and interactive manner. It’s important to empower humans with choice in their path in a manner that’s not overwhelming. When looking for answers to our financial questions, we often get information described simply as budgets and logical decisions, yet I find we frequently engage with money in an emotional manner. I believe in learning from the human experience by listening to one’s courage and vulnerability as he or she navigates a complicated financial system.
Hi — I am Brad and GreenPath’s Company Directory states that I am the Director of Financial Education. I’m working on a new title, but that’s proven to be a challenge since I don’t like titles. I am privileged to work with an amazing group of individuals that are focused on radically re-imagining how we think about financial health. I have a genetic disposition to ask a lot of questions. Or do I? I believe that many of our societal challenges are centered around how people interact with money. As a trained designer, I am consistently humbled by engaging with those we serve and committed to creating new tools that help support them in their journey.
I found a community and a home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after spending a majority of my life wandering around the Midwest. I enjoy spending time outdoors and creating memorable experiences with my wife and two kids.