We have three amazing speakers joining us during week 7 of the DTS for Calling and Purpose Week. Their names are David Lee, Zeke Markshausen, and Brent Cole. These three men have an extensive professional careers and hearts to help Christians find their callings and think “outside the box” with Jesus. We are anticipating many eye-opening sessions and life-giving times of personal coaching.
Please read their biographies below:
David C. Lee
David is a zealous entrepreneur, and the Founder/ Chief Executive Rogue of Rogue Red and its hotel management arm, Rogue H. Rogue Red is a real estate development focused innovation studio, driven by disruption and creativity to build compelling projects in urban communities.
David worked as an architect in Los Angeles after graduating from USC before he was recruited into the world of real estate development by the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to work on the Staples Center development. Staples Center is widely considered one of Los Angeles’ most significant catalytic projects credited for much of today’s building boom in downtown LA. He continued to work with AEG as part of the select team of overseers of their globally renown development projects including the Staples Center, the StubHub Center, the Dolby Theatre and the initial phases of LA Live before heading out on his own to work on boutique development opportunities.
His deep advocacy for entrepreneurship has also led him to be the Founder & CEO of dco, an innovation catalyst that has incubated and mentored over 250 early stage entrepreneurs and startups. David’s commitment to the creation of disruptive ventures has provided him opportunities to help launch and scale multiple projects founded by child prodigies to Pro-athletes and industry thought leaders.
David sits on the board of several non-profit organizations, whose foci range from disaster relief, to entrepreneurship, and education. He travels extensively in the U.S. and Asia as an invited speaker, and thought-leader.
David currently resides in Southern California with his wife, Ruth, and daughter, Dakota Justice.
Zeke is currently a Mechanical Engineer and Project Lead at the international design firm IDEO. During his tenure he has used Human Centered Design to tackle challenges in retail, sports, automotive, agriculture and healthcare all around the world. Before IDEO, Zeke was an All-BigTen and ESPN Academic All-American wide receiver at Northwestern University. He went on to pursue a career in the NFL landing in Chicago and Kansas City before retiring and trying his hand at coaching. Recently, he has taken an interest in advising and investing in startups, with a focus on those at the intersection of technology and sports.
Brent’s writing career began in 1997 as one of two staff ghostwriters for preeminent leadership expert John C. Maxwell — resulting in back-to-back-to-back NY Times bestsellers, including Maxwell’s flagship book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
Since that time, Brent’s diversity of collaboration spans the likes of performance icons, premier thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes, and executives. The results to date: 56 books, 10 New York Times Bestsellers, 10 million copies sold. A brief sampling of Brent’s clients include:
Yves Saint Laurent, President – Brant Cryder
Chick-fil-A, CEO – Dan Cathy
Enron whistleblower – Sherron Watkins
NFL Hall of Fame kicker – Morten Andersen
HomeBanc, CEO – Patrick Flood
Sonic, CEO – Clifford Hudson
All-American running back – Marcus Lattimore
Performance icon – Tony Robbins
No. 1 ranked leadership expert – Dr. John C. Maxwell
The Dale Carnegie Training Institute
Social Media pioneer – Amy Jo Martin
Renowned graffiti artist – Erik Wahl
Pittsburgh Steeler – Merril Hoge
Blue Angels solo pilot – John Foley
United Nations Director of e-Trust – Carlos Moreira