KISH: Tell us about you..
Jack Tocho: I am a professional athlete and entrepreneur. I was drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings and I have also had stints with the formerly known Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. I played in the AAF with the Birmingham Iron and the XFL with the Los Angeles Wildcats. I currently own and operate a Buy/Sell online sneaker consignment business called After10.
KISH:What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Jack Tocho: My dream is to provide resources to those that are in need through the ways of clothing (fashion) and sports. I want to specifically create indoor football fields within my community and also open up my own storefront to run my business. I also want to expand my business overseas to Kenya and establish programs there to help the community as a whole with various resources.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Jack Tocho: I am first generation American; my parents are both from Kenya. My upbringing caused me to look at life from a different lens, being appreciative of what I have but also noticing what’s missing in my community and what others around me don’t have. Having been to Kenya several times, it was easy for me to see what was lacking. In my own community in America, I was able to get a good grasp of what my city needed based on my experience growing up, dialogue with neighbors, and traveling to other parts of the US.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Jack Tocho: Establishing my career while pursuing these dreams. The main goals will take time to develop but there’s always opportunities for me to help others locally or globally. I’ve had to be mindful of how much of myself I’m giving to others and how much I’m actually leaving for me. True partnership has been challenging to receive. People tend to only believe in the finished product, not the one that’s in the works.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Jack Tocho: All the people that I know I will be able to help once all of this is established.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Jack Tocho:Whether it’s the best day of your life or the worst day ever, as long as your vision remains intact you’ll always have your dream.
Nichole: There will always be obstacles in your way, but you have to keep moving forward with your dreams. Remember to stay motivated and keep a great circle of family and friends around you to help you stay grounded and thrive.