Bruce spends his professional and personal life devoted to providing access to technology, media, and idea creation within the central Appalachian and Eastern Kentucky regions. He works tirelessly to give a voice to creators and entrepreneurs from the area who want to create and better their communities.
Bruce works to eliminate hurdles in the creative process of students and teachers in Eastern Kentucky by making the path from idea conception to actual product easier to attain. He pushes people to speak from their own experience and from their communities to make both more meaningful.
Bruce's work at the Holler has helped hundreds of young people publish podcasts, videos, and essays about their place in the world and their point of view. Participants in the work are published to over 100,000 readers and have given young people a national stage to talk about their lives on NPR and other sites.
Bruce is very modest in his work and does not try to step into the spotlight or talk about his accomplishments. Instead, he talks about the work of others and the vision of what our community can become.
The donation would be put into the hands of young people across Eastern Kentucky who want to create or contribute but face socioeconomic and cultural hurdles. I believe the donation would go to paying stipends, providing equipment and as funding for others to create engaging multi media dispelling eastern Kentucky stereotypes and challenges.
Bruce is devoted to his community and making it a better place, for his own children and the young people of Eastern Kentucky. Thos who work with him connect to his creativity and work to do the same.