Who We Are
Meet The People!
Thomas and Sylvia were both born and raised in Milwaukee, WI--in the Sherman Park area of the city. It's funny because they often talk about similar things that they've experienced--attending Sherman Elementary, going to the neighborhood corner stores, even knowing some of the same kids. But, ironically, they didn't meet until their mid 20's. They both grew up in dysfunctional homes that struggled with poverty and generational trauma, and it greatly affected them both.
Dr. Sylvia Wilson (Co-founder/CEO)
Program Design/Development, Urban Education, Human Development, Transformation, Systems Thinking, Facilitation, Community Building, Social Impact, Writing, Learning, Research, Critical Analysis, Long-windedness
Herbalism, Ethnic Seasonings, Psychotherapeutic Practices, Farming, Nature-Based Curriculum Development, Neurodiversities
Thomas Wilson (Co-founder/Creative Director)
Visual Design, Brand Design, Creative Strategy, Web Design, Innovation, Business Development, Tech Futurist, Project Management, Overthinking, Pattern Recognition, Humor
Machine Learning & AI, Culture, Future of Work, Cooking, Homeschooling, Afro Futurism, Organic Growing, Community Building
WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE MKEGRIND?
MKEGrind has been instrumental to the improvement of the entrepreneurship unit of Teens Grow Greens. The curriculum helped the Teens break down the complex factors that go into making a product and the support and education provided by Sylvia and Thomas spurred the development of the skills needed to be successful. Teens Grow Greens is a proud partner of MKEGrind because Sylvia and Thomas are able to model and teach what it means to be an entrepreneur in a way that is hands-on and accessible for teenagers.
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School has been working with MKEGrind to create a Career Development Program for the young men we'll be serving. Their high-level insights and expertise about career development and working within the urban context have been invaluable. MKEGrind has an innovative edge; along with a focus on whole-person development and passion that has been vitally important as we continue to build our career program plan. Sylvia and Thomas have been so much more than just talented consultants for Kingdom Prep. They have enlightened our vision and inspired our teams to dream much bigger than what we thought was possible.