24 Sep

Coordinator Bios

Posted in on 24.09.11 by

Nannan Zhang
Founder and President
I have been a part of the online Lego community since 2004 as a builder and I am a physician in real life. My goal in starting Creations for Charity is to have Lego builders use our hobby in a unique and meaningful way to give to charity. Each year, the fundraiser has shown how much the Lego community cares about giving back and brightening the holidays of kids in need. I am grateful for everyone’s support in making this possible.

Don Wilson
Michigan, USA Distribution Coordinator, Secretary
I have been collecting LEGO for nearly 30 years. As a favorite hobby, it has helped me tremendously in preparation for my career as a Scenic Designer and Technical Director for Theater. The Aspects of the design process apply to both scenic design and building with LEGO. The challenges of creating a specific desired look designed with the little plastic bricks which my mom used to scream about when she would step on one left in the carpet, is the biggest appeal to me: creating something great out of a limited supply of parts. I am entering an exciting time, a time when I am able to begin sharing these things with my two boys. Being part of the online community has connected me with too many great people to list. When Nannan and I set out to start Creations for Charity, we had no idea how much support we would get. Thanks for helping be a part of another tremendous year for kids around the country this holiday season.

Joshua Hanlon
24-Hour Live Stream Coordinator
We have been big fans of Creations for Charity for many years. As avid LEGO fans, we deeply value the ability of LEGO to serve as a creative medium, enabling anyone and everyone to take ideas and concepts and turn them into physical things. We like supporting Creations for Charity because of its unique ability to harness the talents of the AFOL community for the greater good. We hope that, through leveraging Beyond the Brick, we can raise awareness of the charity and help to spread awareness of it to a larger audience. Creations for Charity is a fantastic organization, and we hope that through our 24-hour live stream, we are able to lend a helping hand to the overall cause.

Josh Morris
Australia Distribution Coordinator
Hi! My name is Josh Morris (I Scream Clone) and I have been an AFOL for about 7 years. I am a member of SydLUG and I am their current Ambassador to LEGO. I love helping out the local and online community and really excited about starting the Australian Creations for Charity this year! I presently display at a lot of schools and conventions that make donations to charities, so this will be a big step up in the amount of help we can provide local underprivileged kids.

Gilcélio Chagas
Brazil Distribution Coordinator
I’m from Brazil and I am an engineer in real life. It’s a big honor to be here. I have asked myself what can I do to make other people’s lives better, so now I have one more opportunity to do that through Creations for Charity. I’m really new to this hobby, when I was a kid my father couldn’t buy Lego for us. I had my first Lego set in 2009, and from this point everything changed in my life. Lego is so amazing, we can do everything with Lego, and most importantly, make new friends around the world. And now maybe I can make that change in someone who will be receiving a set from Creations For Charity, thanks for the opportunity.

Michael Bradford
Texas, USA Distribution Coordinator
Howdy! I’m Michael Bradford, one of the co-founders and current LEGO Ambassador of DFWLUG. As a licensed professional counselor, underprivileged children have been on my heart for many years and I’m thrilled to be able to share my joy of the LEGO hobby by finding LEGO deals with funds from your contributions to this great charity and being able to distribute them to organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that serve these great children who have had various difficulties in their lives. Since starting our LUG about a year ago, we’ve done displays at a children’s hospital, for girl scouts and cub scouts, and for Dallas Cityscape – a nonprofit fundraiser for education. Seeing the excitement and joy of LEGO but also seeing their creativity is alwas inspirational! Our LUG also worked with Fairy Bricks last Christmas season and we’re excited about potential new partners this year!

Victor Fernandez
Georgia, USA Distribution Coordinator
My Wife and I have been involved with the LEGO community since 2009 and have enjoyed going to conventions all over the country to see some amazing builds. We have the distinct pleasure to run a business, EclipseGrafx, centered around our hobby. We have been avid supporters of C4C ever since we first heard of it. Helping children has been a long desire in our hearts and we are looking forward to helping out in raising as much funds as possible for this cause, and it makes us happy to know that C4C will has brought and continues to bring a smile to children’s faces.

David Merrell
Egypt Distribution Coordinator
As a diplomat, I live in foreign countries and see the poverty that exists outside of the United States. It has given me great joy to donate Lego with Creations for Charity to orphaned children in Jordan and refugees in Egypt. In my spare time, I create Lego art.

Csaba Virág and Daniel Gabonyi
Hungary Distribution Coordinators
We have been working with LEGO only for a couple of years, but we have grown up with it since our childhood. As LEGO fans we both know how much it can mean to get a desired set, especially for those who almost have no chance getting one. Therefore we have participated in CfC for over 5 years now – here we have to say many thanks to our former distributors Enikő and Viktoria! It is not only a great joy to us supporting the kids, but also a must planting and raising the charity idea not only in the Eastern European region, but throghout the world.

Previous coordinators:
Ethan Fang, Store manager
Kristi McWhorter, Colorado, USA distribution coordinator
Viktória Mikó, Hungary distribution coordinator
Simon Liu, Ontario, Toronto, Canada Distribution coordinator
Carlos Aguilar, Mexico City, Mexico distribution coordinator
Adam Dodge, Saskatchewan, Canada distribution coordinator
Tracy and Chris Dale, Store managers
Andy B, California, USA distribution coordinator
Tomás López, Chile distribution coordinator
Matija Grguric, Croatia distribution coordinator
Josh Baum, Illinois, USA distribution coordinator
Enikő V, Hungary distribution coordinator
Matthew Kay, 24-hour live stream co-coordinator

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