So the news is officially public: I'm stepping down from my position as co-publisher at Metro Weekly to focus full-time on the Next Generation Leadership Foundation. Because I helped launch the magazine two decades ago with Randy Shulman and worked full-time as an editor and publisher for the past 13 years, this is obviously a big decision for me and I'm thankful to Randy and our entire staff for the support.
I'll be talking a lot more about the Next Gen Foundation in the coming months, but I also want to extend my thanks to my initial board members who've helped make this organization a reality: Dan Hewitt, Linh Hoang, Mike Larson, Victoria Diane Kirby, Kim Rosenberg and Cavin Le. Also, a special shout out to my cousin, Reagan Walker, whose advice and guidance helped jumpstart all this. I'm lucky to have so many great people in my life.