Redefining the Influencer

A podcast and blog dedicated to the exceptional, everyday heroes who have inspired the Service First brand. “Redefining the Influencer” introduces you to those who have embraced what it means to live service first.

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Stories of Service

Brittany Forman

Director & Government Official (Pennsylvania) “Every Sunday, we would drive to church. From West Chester to West Philadelphia. I'd look out the window and wonder why the landscape would change from manicured lawns to crumbling buildings. I'd wonder why this happens in places where the people look like me. I wanted to fix it. I wanted to make it better.”  

Lisa Jaster

Military Officer (Texas) “A quote that I've lived by is "a ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for." This has motivated me to stay in the line of service my entire life.”

Casey Hayward

Teacher (New York) “The most empowering thing you can do for someone else is help them learn. I love showing someone that if you work hard enough, you can achieve your dreams and get to where you want to be in life.”

Nicole Glick & Jennifer Grossman

Co-Founders of Whole Family Mental Health (Maryland) “We saw a need in the community and felt a genuine desire to take action—not just subscribe to a norm that in our view, wasn't working.”

Mike Burns and Al Vallejos

Redefining the influencer, one story at a time.

Manny Diotte

Founder of The Ferrari Kid (Texas) “I want to leave a legacy with the @theferrarikid. That happens when you decide your work is not about you—when it truly becomes for other people. If God calls me home today, I hope my organization lives on without me.”

Jessica Feingold

Chief Strategy Officer of CommonFuture (New York)  “We only have this one precious life, and if the global pandemic hasn't made this abundantly clear, our time here is short and not a given.” and/or “I was born, by chance, into a situation where I had the resources to choose how to make the most of my brief time on earth. Being given so much, it only made sense to me to pay this forward to others.”