“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in your determination,” is advice written by new C&A Board Member Skyler Parks, who is director of business development and growth for the Stark County Minority Business Association.
Parks is a Canton native and graduated from McKinley Senior High School. He furthered his education by earning his bachelor’s and master’s degree in business management from Walsh University.
Mental health is a passion for Parks, who previously spent his summers with Pathways (Caring for Children), explained why he wanted to be involved with C&A.
“I originally worked at a summer camp with Pathways program several years ago,” wrote Parks, who is engaged to Monique Spiva. “This is my first exposure to C&A. Time took me away from this work but has now brought me back in a new capacity to serve.
“I have a soft spot in my heart for working with the youth and within this capacity on the board. I will be able to serve in a new and unique way.”
Parks, who will serve on the operations committee of the board, is involved in many organizations in Stark County. Parks is a member for the Greater Stark County Urban League Board, Basileus of the Kappa Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. president, youth football coach, Tom Tod community volunteer and youth mentor and Second Vice President for the Stark County NAACP board.
One interesting fact Parks provided is he took tap dancing for five years.
Hobbies: Reading, working out, playing/watching sports, DJing, spending time with family and friends
Favorite book: Chop Wood, Carry Water, Pound The Stone by Joshua Medcalf
Favorite movie: Woman King