On his impact in the community:
“We can have fun celebrating life while elevating and supporting those around us. I am launching a website—J’ouvertMike.com—and one of my next goals is to hit 50 Carnivals in five years, while building a platform to highlight a local philanthropic organization in each [Carnival] location that people can support with their time, energy or money. The community philanthropic highlight will be titled “Carnival Cares.”
On being a BE Modern Man:
It’s about being the best me I can be. Serving as a role model, inspiring others, celebrating life and using all of the gifts bestowed upon me to help those around me live their best lives. It’s all a positive ripple effect.
On being crowned a BE Modern Man Carnival King:
“It’s humbling to receive this recognition and demonstrates that out of many we are one. Carnival is celebration of life and Caribbean culture and spreads euphoric vibes—love, laughter, music, and beauty. I just attempt to do my part in embodying those values.”
Come celebrate Caribbean culture with Black Enterprise and Queen of Soca Alison Hinds during the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, September 3-6, 2015 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Use code BEMM to get $150 off all conference packages!*
* Spa package not included