TEAM


IAN SANCHEZ
Founder

Ian Sanchez is an entrepreneur, educator, naturalist, and musician who helps foster meaningful ventures with an emphasis on engaging education and the outdoor economy. He is experienced in building several private and non-profit businesses in environmental & STEM education, outdoor recreation, biofuels, cultural tourism and ecotourism.

Ian’s impact on entrepreneurship and environmental education is truly extensive. Whether behind the scenes or leading the way, Ian is a driving force behind a long list of programs, organizations, and initiatives across the state.

Ian also has a great deal of nonprofit management and development experience. As the Executive Director of Lowcountry Environmental Education Programs, Ian was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s programming and fundraising.

In both his nonprofit and entrepreneurial endeavors, Ian has demonstrated a passionate commitment to meaningful education and development that is an inspiration to many.

TODD CHAS
Founder

Todd has more than a decade of experience helping local organizations develop in positive and effective ways. He is a professional educator, grantwriter, nonprofit consultant and volunteer with a deep commitment to meaningful community development.

He also has a strong background in both technology and media which he has put to use as the founder of CharlestonGOOD.com, a collaborative community media project that supports positive people, projects, and possibilities in the Lowcountry.

After working for the Coastal Community Foundation, where he gained an insider’s perspective on what drives grantmakers, Todd embarked on a nonprofit consulting career that has allowed him to provide even more hands-on support to community organizations and individuals working to make Charleston a better place for us all.

Todd is also no stranger to more complex institutional collaborations. He spent a year working for the College of Charleston’s Center for Cultural Diversity where he developed and supported community programs and served as a liaison between students and local groups.

COLLABORATORS
Grow Purpose Network partners with community partners including independent contractors, as well as local and national organizations and businesses, to help people get where they want to grow.

This approach to community development stems from the recognition that working with other individuals and organizations collaboratively and cooperatively is often a more effective and efficient way to achieve shared goals.

You will find references to GPN partnerships, collaborations, and projects throughout our web site.

We hope you will consider working with us in the future!

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