Our final spotlight in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month is long-term volunteer Chuck Woodward. Chuck has been a stellar member of the RMMFI community since 2013 and has participated in nearly 30 programs. We asked Chuck to think about his favorite memory of volunteering with RMMFI, and he shared a wonderful story about an entrepreneur he worked with back in 2016, Tyler Volz.
“Tyler called a few months after graduation to share that his business was at a crossroads regarding growth, and he needed to hire his first employee. We met a few days later to talk about all things hiring – from job descriptions and performance metrics to tax withholding and wage rates. The excitement in his eyes and in his voice was matched with a methodical and logical approach to making this huge next step in building what is now a very successful business. At the end of our time together, we agreed that Tyler would not have found success so quickly if not for the solid grounding in business fundamentals that he learned from the RMMFI boot camp. Tyler’s business has continued to grow, so much so that he is looking at a third round of expansion to accommodate the increase in demand. The privilege of watching entrepreneurs like Tyler succeed is the best part of being a volunteer with RMMFI.”
Tyler, owner of Mayfly Woodworks, creates unique furniture from sustainably sourced and antique wood. Thank you, Chuck, for playing an important role in Tyler’s and so many other entrepreneurs’ successes!