Adam Sandler, CEO of NACEP
The Adam logo has become one of the most iconic streetwear logos ever, designed by Bobby for The Hundreds.
Adam first appeared on a Freshjive T-Shirt back in 2006, but it wasn’t until The Hundreds released “Bridgeburners” that this little basketball player took off.
Early Life and Education
Adam understands the value of an effective strategic plan and has demonstrated success putting students in position to succeed. Adam uses cutting-edge educational technology and tools to ensure his students receive personalized and relevant instruction. A savvy entrepreneur, Adam has also learned how to navigate the choppy waters of nonprofit management successfully. Adam is proud to be part of the NACEP community and eagerly looks forward to helping the organization’s rapidly expanding ranks advance its mission. Adam currently collaborates with an equally ambitious female as chief operating officer. Additionally, Adam holds an equivalent senior research and program development role at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Adam brings over 10 years of professional development coaching experience to assist his dynamic clients on all facets of their career journeys. Drawing upon personal experiences and industry insight, he assists them in finding clarity and purpose within their work and developing stress coping skills.
Adams discovered his true calling as a photographer while studying music at high school, when he captured “Monolith, the Face of Half Dome”. Along with seventeen others from this series, it was published in his debut portfolio called Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras.
He is best-known for his photographs of Yosemite National Park and Sierra Nevada mountains, but Adams also took portraits of people such as Virginia Best (his wife). Additionally, Adams was active with several photography clubs and art exhibits.
Achievement and Honors
Adam was an undergraduate majoring in Visual Arts Media at UC San Diego with a passion for how media could unite people and hoped to pursue journalism or film production as his future path of study.
Adam earned several recognitions during his undergraduate years, most notably receiving the John Rich Award for Journalism Excellence while working as a sports writer for The Michigan Daily.
Adam not only pursued his love of writing but was also active in college’s Hearing-Impaired Students Organization and Barrier-Free Computer-Users Groups, creating the NF2 Crew website which helped people with Neurofibromatosis type 2 find treatment options, medical developments and support networks. Unfortunately he passed away in 2009 but he will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.
Adam was an outstanding student and sports journalist at the University of Michigan, earning numerous academic and journalistic accolades – two being honored with the Columbia Gold Circle Award for Journalism.
Adam wrote numerous articles on masculinity and disability, co-wrote several more on masculinity and disability, and co-founded the NF2 Crew – an international community for those living with Neurofibromatosis type 2. While his disease took away his vision and hearing over time, it did not impede on him at any point in his life.
He has spoken to thousands of people on topics ranging from living with clarity & purpose, leaving a meaningful legacy, managing stress & anxiety effectively and maintaining healthy relationships in both their personal lives as well as work environments. Additionally, he holds two certifications from International Coach Federation as a life coach as well as being licensed clinical marriage & family therapist.
Adam Sandler has amassed an estimated net worth of $440 Million as of April 2023, thanks to his success as an actor, comedian, and producer in movies like Punch-Drunk Love and The Wedding Singer.
Sandler has become well known for his generous charitable donations to various causes. In particular, he is known as an avid supporter of Tioga County Boys & Girls Clubs in his home state of New York.
Adam is an avid collector of early American stoneware and has made many donations to the New York State Museum in Albany. Additionally, he proudly supports his hometown basketball team – Syracuse Orange – while renovating an historic restaurant called Krebs that donates all its profits to women and children charities in Central New York.