Our Growth Project Advisory Board
Founder, OGP Advisory Board Member
Wilson Kubwayo, MBA., is an inspirational speaker, educator and social justice activist. Drawing from his personal experiences as they relate to displacement as a refugee youth, scholastic struggles, and many various others, Wilson’s message of Climbing the Walls of Greatness has been acquired by numerous of schools, organizations and corporations across the country.
Originally from Burundi, Wilson spent his entire childhood in a Tanzania refugee camp where he grew up for more than ten years. His family was first resettled in Tucson, Arizona. After residing in South Dakota and Minnesota throughout his college years, Wilson is now based in Portland, Oregon.
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OGP Advisory Board President
Rocky M. Hayes
OGP Advisory Board Member
With over 20 years of experience in consulting, photography, videography, design and marketing, Rocky is the owner/president of Rocky Hayes Design. After growing up on a ranch and graduating high school in Murdo, South Dakota, Rocky went on to graduate from South Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in art with an emphasis in graphic design.
After college, he worked in the areas of design and marketing for a technical communications firm and for a health system as their director of marketing and public relations. As technology advances so has his services into digital marketing, communications, and new media along with giving presentations regarding successful techniques in social media practices.
Since 1996, Rocky has had his own business servicing a diverse clientele all over the United States. His clients range from: Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns, non-profit organizations, and myriad other startup and small to large businesses. Rocky also serves on several other local organizations including a Survivors Joining for Hope board member, is a member of the Sioux Falls Scottish Rite, Unity Masonic Lodge, is an El Riad Shrine noble and serves as its public relations chairman.
After serving two years as an Our Growth Project active board member and one if its original members, he has transitioned to the OGP Advisory Board.
Nelson Verite Nitunga
OGP Advisory Board Member
Nelson Nitunga is a co-Founder of NdefuVision; a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to make a significant difference in the lives of Burundian orphans through financial generosity and through volunteering programs. Besides his duty as a treasurer, Nelson has taken most of the photos on our site and helps to run our marketing efforts.
Nelson graduated from Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics for Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and playing soccer. Nelson currently resides in Portland, Oregon.