Meet our newest staff member, Marshall Weil. Marshall is the new Dayton Walk Coordinator, responsible for managing our largest Walk in the Miami Valley.
How long have you been working for the Alzheimer’s Association?
I have been working for the Alzheimer’s Association for just over a month, now.
What is your professional background?
Before taking this position with the Alzheimer’s Association, I had worked in two churches. Before that, I was in sales for a few years.
Why are you drawn to the Alzheimer’s cause?
When I was searching for a new position, my ideal situation was to stay in the non-profit world. I wanted to ensure that I was in a profession where I was a part of making a difference in people’s lives. When I saw this position, I knew it would be a good fit.
What has been your favorite thing so far about working for the Alzheimer’s Association?
So far, my favorite part of working for the Alzheimer’s Association has been the education. Learning about what the disease is/does, learning about what we do for people affected by the disease as an organization, and learning about how the disease has affected my family has been enlightening. It also has quickly helped me developed a personal passion for finding an end to the disease.
What are you most looking forward to while working for the Miami Valley Chapter?
As I mentioned, I have already developed a strong, personal desire to find an end to this disease. One of my other strong passions is to see the city of Dayton succeed. Knowing that our chapter is leading the nation in what is possible for a Walk program, I am excited about engaging new communities to take us to an unprecedented level of fundraising, and excited about putting Dayton on a national platform for the city’s generosity.
If you could give one piece of advice to families affected by Alzheimer’s, what would it be?
Don’t give up hope! We are doing everything we can to find a treatment and a cure. We are on your side, we are here for you, but we need your help. Help us raise awareness, and get people involved in the cause. The only way we find an end to Alzheimer’s disease is if we are all doing it together!
Finally – what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
When I am not working for the Alzheimer’s Association, I can often be found shooting or editing for my photography company. It is a side business, and a hobby that provides a great, creative outlet. Outside of that, I don’t have one thing that I do most. My wife and I enjoy spending our time downtown where we live. We frequent the restaurants, coffee shops, bars and breweries there. We are also involved in a handful of groups that are working to better the downtown Dayton area like UpDayton and The Longest Table.
To register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, click here. Questions about the Dayton Walk, contact Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937.610.7007.