...of associations, on Capitol Hill in Sacramento. He was also a member of the education committee for his previous company allowing him the opportunity to encourage his co-workers to obtain & maintain their memberships and to obtain their professional designations by providing training, direction and motivation.
At the 2017 annual awards ceremony, held at the Disneyland Grand Hotel in California, hosted by the Orange County Chapter Community Associations Institute, he was awarded the “2016 Rising Star Award”, for his participation and volunteer work within the organization and his industry.
Before becoming a Community Manager, Flint decided he wanted to be just like his father and joined the Navy. Being a third generation veteran; a second generation sailor, has always made him feel very proud. A few months after graduating boot camp, the Desert Storm War began. This was a very dear time to him in his life. After the war, Flint and his fellow shipmates earned the “South West Asia” campaign service medal and the “National Defense” medal for the campaign America executed during Desert Storm. The “National Defense” medal was the same medal his father earned in the early seventies for his time served during the Vietnam War. Before he passed away, he gave Flint the medal he had earned, tarnished and many years old. It now resides right next to Flint’s, in his medal box, as well as, the 2 other medals and 2 distinguished ribbons he earned during his enlistment. It is a constant reminder of how patriotic his father was, by willing to allow his first born son to serve and protect this great country. Flint is also a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) lifetime member with Santa Ana Post 10694, and a volunteer in the Emergency Room at the Veterans Affairs Hospital Long Beach, for the past ten years.
Shortly thereafter, he enrolled in the Santa Ana College where he pursued a degree in Criminal Justice. Flint graduated the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in Tustin, CA, where he graduated number one in his class, voted Class President by his peers and earned the “Outstanding Officer” award.
After his son, Flint II, was born, he decided to change direction and pursue an alternative career. Flint found that by being a successful community manager, he was still able make a positive difference in the community, while satisfying his wife’s concern of the dangers involved in law enforcement.
It is important to Flint to set a positive example for his son and his entire family. Flint is goal oriented and encourages his loved ones to pursue the things that matter most to them in their lives. He has been instrumental in developing processes in a way to bridge the gap between the traditional practices and the new & improved digital world currently growing in his industry.
Flint is looking forward to spending time with each of you; getting to know you on a personal level and learning about your beautiful journey.