About Us

Events for Change is a group of friends working together in their spare time to make a positive change in the world. Each of us strongly believe in our Mission Statement and do our part to make these simple ideals into reality. Each member brings their skills and talents to the table helping out wherever they can.

Vinny, Founder and Director

Always heavily caffeinated, it is nearly impossible to slow Vinny down. Whether he is working towards his next college degree, helping out with non-profits around the world or writing computer code; he is always in the middle of something. Don’t let his drive and ideals fool you though, he can play old-school Mario games like no other.

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Dean, Founder

Although he is commonly referred to as “Elmo”, tickling Dean is probably a bad idea. It is nearly impossible to keep him inside with his passions for hiking, camping, snowboarding, and traveling. If he could get paid for quoting TV shows and movies, Dean would be a billionaire. Until then, he works on computers and his major muscle groups.

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Elyssa, Founder

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Elyssa has struggled dealing with states larger than a football field. Elyssa graduated with a Math major and has a knack for keeping things organized. When not overworking her crock-pot, Elyssa enjoys writing and hiking the great outdoors. The rumor around town is that Elyssa practices the ancient black arts of Mathamagics.

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Jess, Founder

To say that Jess has an obsession with shoes would be an understatement of catastrophic proportions. The only thing more catastrophic would be to think you can beat her in poker. Jess strives to be the fifth cast member of “Sex and the City”. In the meantime, she is a full-time student looking to tackle the psychology field. When she is not hitting the books, you can find her hitting the dance floor.

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Erika, Volunteer

Erika has one simple mission in life: to save the world. She has spent the entirety of her last 8 years either serving our armed forces or volunteering with non profits. She soon will have another notch on her belt: a four month missionary trip to combat human trafficking! In her spare time she pretends to be your retired grandmother. She knits, crochets, makes her own yarn and cooks a lot, all the while hanging out with her Newfoundland that literally weighs more than she does.

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Erin, Volunteer

What Erin lacks in height, she makes up for with her blond curly hair that literally has a mind of its own. She has mastered the ancient art of animal noises. That’s right ladies and gentlemen; she is fluent in “dolphin”. When she is not trying out a new healthy recipe, eating ice cream or running half marathons and swimming; she is blogging about it!

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Morgan, Volunteer

Being the stealthy schedule ninja that she is, Morgan never leaves home without her planner and her intuitive organizational skills. Always a step ahead; she fit more into a four year degree than your average ninja. With over 30 visits to Disney in the past 12 years, one would think she actually got her quad-degree at Magic Kingdom and not URI. Now that she has chosen a Chiropractic school, she aims to align bones like she aligns schedules.

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Rhonda, Volunteer

Rhonda will stomp out social injustice with four feet: hers and her daughter, Talynne’s who is always following closely behind her. Whether she is rebuilding a car, growing organic vegetables, or creating new recipes to creatively eat the food we already love; Rhonda is certainly self sufficient. Between her addiction to reading and watching anything related to vampires and her ever growing interests, it is both impossible to slow her down and to bore her.

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Kim, Founder

When the doctors don’t need her, or there are no injured patient’s for her to take care of, you can find Kimberly shopping the day away, or blasting house music while dancing in the mirror. She is a dedicated assistant to two doctors, helping people are one of her passions, but we might have a shopaholic on our hands. Kind hearted and friendly, she love’s making new friends. One day she hopes to be a nurse so she can help make an impact on many more lives, but until then she is enjoying the newlywed life, and looking forward to what the future holds.

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Don, Founder

You can hear Don’s trademark laugh the next town over. Don is a high-school teacher by day and a gadget collector by night. He may have more gadgets than Bruce Wayne, but no matter how much we try we can’t ever get him into a Batman costume and believe me, we try. One thing is for sure, people come from all over the country to try his world-class barbecue ribs!

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