Spud Marshall is a serial social entrepreneur, creative community builder and lover of fog machines. He is the founder of My Creative Community, which provides strategic support to organizations interested in designing engaging experiences for their communities and has launched numerous social ventures, including 3 Dots, the co.space and New Leaf Initiative.
Spud Marshall is a serial social entrepreneur, creative community builder and lover of fog machines. He is the founder of My Creative Community, which provides strategic support to organizations interested in designing engaging experiences for their communities. He serves as a facilitator, coach and consultant for numerous emerging social innovations and has worked with groups including the Sullivan Foundation, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Teach for America, American Planning Association and Johnson & Johnson.
In addition to his community consultation work, he most recently founded 3 Dots, a community arts and innovation event center, where he serves as the Innovation Director. He is also the founder and chief catalyst for the co.space, a 20-person intentional community for young changemakers. Under his leadership, AshokaU has listed the co.space as one of the top disruptive innovations to emerge in higher education. Prior to those efforts, Spud founded New Leaf Initiative, which currently serves as a dedicated co-working space and innovation incubator.
Through his efforts, he has been honored as a Knight Foundation Emerging Cities Champion, listed by Mobilize.org as one of the top millennial civic leaders in the country, and has been featured as one of the ‘Foremost under 40’ Business Leaders in central Pennsylvania. Spud holds an MS in Strategic Sustainability Leadership from Blekinge Institute of Technology, an Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, and a pretty spectacular failure resume (reach out if you’re interested). He currently resides in State College, PA with his wife, loyal dog and curious cat.
To view his most recent projects and to explore ways to partner together, please visit www.mycreative.community. You can reach him directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.