Discourse ID: @capetaintrippy
Concise statement on why you are running for the Special Council
As a long time member and supporter of the overall ecosystem, I would like to contribute to the DAO/ community in a more meaningful way. As a special council member I will use my platform to drive awareness to the DAO, embrace the current values/ direction of the DAO as stated from day 1 and use my skills and experience to make a difference day to day as a strong and experienced representative of the community.
Details on your motivation for becoming an ApeCoin DAO Special Council member
I believe in the future of the DAO and its impact on driving culture into the metaverse and beyond. We are a grants DAO, but we are also a culture DAO. I would like to see the overall community embrace the founding values of ApeCoin DAO which is clearly stated on the website:
Culture has found new expression in web3 through art, gaming, entertainment, and events. The possibilities for blockchain’s impact on culture are so endless that they can’t possibly all be predicted yet. $APE is a token made to support what’s next, controlled and built on by the community. It will serve as a decentralized protocol layer for community-led initiatives that drive culture forward into the metaverse.
I believe these founding values are truly the foundation for the DAO to be thinking and making decisions on. I would like to see us lean into this statement more and embrace this vision. We have the opportunity to build on top of this foundation NOW and moving forward. Ultimately the role of the special council is to support the will of the DAO and the will of the overall DAO is based on the AIPs presented and the end result of the voting.
Share relevant experience and skills that will bring value to the ApeCoin community
As a business owner for the last 15 years, my company has grown from 5 employees to well over 100 employees with multiple divisions and service coverage of the SouthEast United States. During that time and growth I gained invaluable experience on how to grow and scale a company and set it up for success into the future. One of the most important things I learned during that time is to get the right people in the right seats. I could not have had the success I have had without the amazing people around me. We accomplished this as a team by sharing a common vision and executing on that vision. We are in a similar place now with the DAO where I believe we as a community, with the current vision of the DAO, can align and drive culture forward into the metaverse. I am used to working with a team, asking questions, getting feedback, thinking critically, and making decisions and moving forward. At this point in my life, I have the freedom and opportunity to pursue other passions in my career. For me, that is continuing to be more involved in driving this space and specifically this DAO and ecosystem forward.
Further describe relevant experience, including crypto and governance participation, and/or ideas for DAO improvement
I have been an active voting member of the DAO since inception and have been an active participant in discussions across different mediums, including spaces and discourse. I have also personally read and given feedback to several AIPs that have impacted the final proposal. I have also been on various boards IRL for the last 10 years and understand how to work in these types environments and the perspective and talents each person can bring for the benefit of all. Regarding DAO improvements, I would like to see the DAO embrace the founding ideas as stated on the Ape Coin website and continue to drive towards further decentralization. I would like to see the DAO continue to grow through working groups that focus on embracing these values and continue to find ways to support the community and get more involvement.
Summarize your statement as to why you are the best choice for Special Council
I have the experience and voice to make a difference for the DAO and strongly believe I can make a bigger difference working from the inside out, rather than the outside in. I am a rational thinker that takes in info, asks questions, listens to others, and makes decisions. I believe this rational approach will be extremely valuable navigating the behind the scenes responsibilities of the position as well as the community facing aspects of the position. Thank you for your consideration and I would love to better serve the community from the seat of special council. - Captain Trippy