Dave Johnson has been with CommVault since the spring of 2001. Wearing many hats in product management, marketing and most recently as IT.IS End-User Computing Experience Manager, he has seen the company experience substantial growth as the almost infinite big-data market has continued to explode.
I am proud to announce that some of the charitable donations generated by our CommVault” Happy” video participation in the UN International Day of Happiness will be going to make a difference in a local charity that brings guidance, hope and happiness to local teens living in the greater Asbury Park area.
“Changing the Destiny of People and Bicycles,” Second Life Bikes is a community bike shop and youth earn-a-bike program located in Asbury Park, NJ. Since 2009, the organization has been giving new life to old bikes. Currently, any youth between the ages of 12-18 can go to the shop for two hours a day to put in work hours. Participants are then able to redeem their worked hours for a bicycle or other parts and accessories. Kids also participate in parades, bike rides, and other bicycle-related activities. The goals of the organization are to teach mechanical skills and the importance of taking care of possessions. The youth participants also acquire skills that should prove valuable in other jobs and in life, such as dealing with customers and co-workers, looking people in the eye and, learning how to handle themselves at a job.
As a fellow two-wheeled enthusiast and member of JORBA (Jersey Off Road Mountain Biking Association), I am always happy to help Second Life Bikes through volunteering hands-on at the shop or when there is a joint Trips for Kids with the local JORBA chapter. Being able to give to a local charity makes me very Happy!
The CommVault donation will help fund the “Girls on the Move” Bicycle Program, which offers a fun, playful opportunity for girls ages 12-18 to learn the essentials of bike mechanics, maintenance and safe riding. The pilot program will consist of 20 girls and will draw heavily from Neptune, Asbury Park and Ocean Township to ensure an ethnically diverse group of participants.
Second Life Bikes is located at 21 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 and is open to the general public who are welcome to stop in to buy an affordable bike, request repairs, use tools and partake in events and classes.
Second Life Bikes has been featured on CBS News, TEDx-Navesink, A&E, and in Family Circle Magazine. Kerri Martin has been a motivator via Second Life Bikes in the local community.
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