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8-18.sol

Macro degen - Alpha minter - Ape enthusiast - Exiled minter - 35y/o U.S. Have had a lens on every aspect of Solana NFTs since the days of degen69. Innate pulse on the market and meta shifts. Most importantly.. my priority is our community. Always has been, and always will be.

From the Ape's mouth Why I want to be on the Student Council

I am not much for self promotion. I believe my priorities are real and very transparent in what I do. I spend the first hour of every day of my life organizing and announcing the alpha calendar for our community. I do this for free. I do this for you. I do this for gratitude, which I believe is an action. The motivation comes easy to work for a community that has changed my life, and I will forever be grateful.

In #whos-minting I provide the daily mint schedule for our community and I want to continue to do so. I also want to improve and create a better voting system for pre and even post mint holders/sellers.

As a part of the mint squad, I help to provide and organize the whitelist opportunities and alpha that makes our community so highly sought after. I want to continue to provide the highest value across the NFT space for our members.

Most importantly, as a part of the DAOO squad I have locked in numerous partnerships that have or will provide income streams directly to the DAOO. One of which is a console video game that will allow for select apes to license their IP as characters in the game. This will provide income for individuals in our community/our DAOO. Another partnership is with Bohemia to set up our own private gallery that will allow for another revenue stream for the DAOO. This is something I want to continue to focus on moving forward and I believe increasing the income stream for our community is vital.

A few questions we have What do you think about....

What do you love most about the Degeniverse?

To some these might seem like just words. To some this may seem cheesy as fuck.. (I do not give a shit because I know the sentiment is widespread whether you like to admit it or not..) but the Degeniverse is home...

When I am in the #mint-squad, it feels like family. For that, I try to make anyone in there feel the same way. It is also not your typical PC bitch ass culture we have going on in the real world where everyone is so sensitive. We tell it how it is and we have fun doing it. We do it knowing we have each others backs.

Where else do you see things like a member missing out on the gang bang and the entire community pitching in to buy them an egg? No where. Where else to you see dozens of people tracking down thief's for our members? No where. You only see it in the Degeniverse.

I love how we don't give a shit about staking or rarity. We don't get paid to hold which I believe is the biggest factor in identifying a brand. If you really look back and think about all of the powerhouse projects that have come and gone since day 1 it really brings a clear perspective on just how bullish our project is. We will never go anywhere.. year after year we will be no matter that the markets tide. Brand wins the longevity contest and that is our strong suit.

The list goes on and on for me. The art, the team, the attitude, but to put it simply, there will never be a day where I am not rocking an ape as my PFP. My Jordan is on my bedroom wall ffs.

What skillset or experience do you have that sets you apart from other candidates, and how do you plan to utilize it for the benefit of the community?

I believe the experience and exposure I have had on Solana since day one will help me acquire the partnerships and goals I will set out for. I have been grinding since before I was 12 years old with involvement anywhere from marketing to sales and consulting to owning my own businesses. This community helped me find my passion and its right here, doing what I do day in and day out. Anytime anything is ever needed I am available. DMs do not go unanswered. As I stated earlier, helping the community is my priority and that starts with the members. I have been a founder and team member on a few projects as well as a consult on dozens. I have held every blue chip and major project on sol and have ties to most of them which enables a good reach across the industry. I could sit here and list arbitrary professional achievements but honestly I do not think that shit matters... Trust, perception, work ethic and communication is what it takes to create a foundation for leadership. I find myself with a unique perspective and ability to communicate, connect and most importantly relate to people.

*As many community member know, no matter how busy I am.. when an ape needs to talk... I drop everything. Its the little things like that that I believe if our council adopts... everything would change.*

What would a successful 120 day term look like to you, i.e. what do you hope the council will be able to accomplish?

I think the primary purpose of the 120 days should be to increase the DAOOs income stream. That, along with a dedicated effort to structure and communication could easily provide for the foundation we are looking for. I know the team has increased tools to help with communication and community reach and I would like to help continue to improve this.