@ssp1111 - Governance Steward Nomination 7/2023

Personal Information

Discourse ID: @ssp1111

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SSPnft

Educational Background:

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Claremont Men’s College, Claremont, CA
San Clemente High, San Clemente, CA
Spencer Park, London, England

Professional Background:

Consultant - Luxury Brand Activations @ CoachellaFest

Managing Partner - Coventure Studios (Coworking & Startup Studios)
Co-Founder Digital Family Network - Sold to King.com
Operations - Yellowstone Club World, Destination Club Management
Executive - Starwood Resorts Worldwide (St Regis, Westin)
Founder - Club California - Sold to Sports Direct, UK

Nomination Statement

Concise statement on why you are running for Steward of the Governance Working Group

As an ApeCoin DAO OG and a firm believer in Progressive Decentralization, I am deeply committed to empowering the DAO and unlocking its fullest potential. I firmly believe that a successful DAO is built on collaboration, inclusivity, and a shared commitment to the greater good.

I am running for the position of Steward in the Governance Working Group because I recognize the critical role that effective governance plays in the success of any organization. I am eager to contribute my skills, expertise, and experience to ensure that the ApeCoin DAO’s governance processes are transparent, efficient, and aligned with the community’s vision.

I bring a unique perspective that will help continue to drive the DAO’s governance initiatives forward. I am well-versed in best practices for governance and have a keen eye for ensuring fairness, accountability, and transparency in decision-making processes.

By serving as a Steward, I am committed to fostering an environment where all community members have a voice and can actively participate in shaping the future of the DAO. I will work effortlessly to uphold the DAO’s principles and values, ensuring that our governance framework remains responsive, adaptable, and inclusive.


Details on your motivation for becoming a Governance Working Group Steward

My motivation to serve as a Governance Working Group Steward is driven by my unwavering belief in the transformative power of decentralized governance. I am deeply committed to actively shaping the future of the ApeCoin DAO and its community. Drawing upon my extensive experience in Web3 communities, where I have contributed feedback and authored multiple proposals, I fully understand the significance of community-driven decision-making processes.

I am dedicated to fostering an environment of transparency and efficiency within the DAO’s governance structure. By facilitating meaningful discussions and promoting consensus-driven outcomes, I aim to ensure that every community member has a voice and an opportunity to contribute to the DAO’s growth and progress. As a team, I am fully committed to continuing the advances made by our Working Groups and upholding the principles of transparency, accountability, and inclusivity in our governance practices to build a stronger and more resilient ApeCoin DAO.


Share relevant experience and skills that will bring value to the ApeCoin DAO

With my Trust Level 3 in the ApeCoin Discourse and extensive knowledge of the DAO’s infrastructure, governance mechanisms, and community dynamics, I bring a wealth of expertise to the role of Governance Working Group Steward. I possess a deep understanding of our DAO’s guiding principles, the intricacies of the AIP process, and the overall organizational structure.

Having immersed myself in decentralized decision-making, I am well-versed in the importance of diverse perspectives and inclusive dialogue. I excel in effectively communicating complex ideas and actively listening to community members, ensuring that all voices are heard and valued. My ability to foster consensus and bridge different viewpoints will contribute to the group’s ability to reach meaningful outcomes.

As a Governance Working Group Steward, I am dedicated to upholding transparency, accountability, and decentralized decision-making within the DAO.


Further describe relevant experience, including crypto and governance participation

In terms of relevant experience, I have actively participated in several DAOs since 2021 (Friends with Benefits, Seed Club, Forefront, Coinvise), been a part of the core teams at multiple Web3 communities (Jadu A/R, ExpansionPunks, Proof SubParliaments) all of which have provided me with the experience and understanding of best practices and industry trends. Further, I have contributed to their governance proposals, provided feedback on governance-related matters, and have actively engaged in voting and multi-sig processes.

I have earned a Trust Level 3 with 345 consecutive days active in our Discourse and have gone through the AIP process several times - ApeComms (AIP-142, AIP-175), ApeCoinIRL (AIP-64 & AIP-226), Working Group Charter (AIP-246) - which I believe make me one of the most experienced candidates for this role.

Moreover, my understanding of the ApeCoin DAO’s infrastructure, its governance mechanisms, and its community dynamics positions me well to contribute meaningfully to the Governance Working Group.

Concluding Statement

Summarize your statement as to why you are the best choice for Governance Working Group Steward

DAO-First Mindset: I am a true team player, always willing to roll up my sleeves and tackle whatever challenges come our way. “Not my job” is not in my vocabulary, and I am always looking for ways to contribute to the success of the DAO. I am committed to putting the DAO’s interests first, and to do whatever it takes to help us achieve our goals.

Institutional Knowledge: Having earned Discourse Trust Level 3, I have a deep understanding of the ApeCoin DAO’s infrastructure and a profound appreciation for the hard work that has gone into building it. I have been an active member of the community for 345 consecutive days and have built a broad understanding of our historical DNA. This puts me in an excellent position to collaborate with other team members, identify opportunities for improvement, and help drive the Governance Working Group forward.

Strong Understanding of the AIP Process: I have helped countless new members find their way around Discourse for almost a year, have provided feedback on numerous AIPs, and assisted authors with their ideas and drafts. I have authored several AIPs myself and have experienced both the “thrill of victory” and the “agony of defeat” on Snapshot. As a result, I have a deep understanding of the AIP process and the critical role it plays in the DAO’s success.

In addition to my commitment to the DAO’s success, I possess excellent written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex information clearly. I am patient, empathetic, and able to actively listen and provide constructive support. I am available full-time and have the flexibility to monitor the community and respond to issues as they arise, ensuring that I am always here to support the Team, the Admins, the Special Council, the Working Groups and the valued members of the DAO.


Oh yeah, also reserving this comment area for updates :call_me_hand:t4:


Hope you and I get the role, SSP! You’ve been a cornerstone of the DAO and I can keep you young :kissing_heart:


Yes. Helped the founders right before they hired Bob.

Jetpacks 1.0

We should have run as a team. :rofl:

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There’s a first time for everything!


Just to be clear, I am not the ChatGPT candidate @Gerry speaks of:


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Great nomination profile demonstrating a very thorough understanding of the inner workings for the DAO. Good luck in your campaign @ssp1111 :+1:


I appreciate the support, especially from my fellow UK Apes :uk:.

I was also pleasantly surprised to learn of your own background and technical experience on a Twitter Space lately (can’t remember which Space :rofl:), so you definitely climbed up the leaderboard of Special Council candidates in my book.

Wish you much luck in the campaigning, don’t forget to schedule a slot on ApeCoin Radio with @Adz asap.

Cheers – SSP :call_me_hand:t4:


SSP, You have contributed a lot to the community. good luck with the election

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Thank you Karma.

The ability you bring to bridge worlds and communities is a very powerful opportunity for the DAO. Good luck to you too.

Don’t forget, @Adz @Sasha and I would love to have you on ApeCoin Radio as soon as you have time for a quick candidate podcast interview – feel free to DM if none of the times work:

SSP :call_me_hand:t4:

PS - I sure would appreciate your ongoing support during Snapshot :laughing:.

Booked. Cant wait to talk to you guys on ApeCoin Radio


gm SSP, how’s the campaign going? I see some great responses on your page here. Hope you get elected, chat soon!


Awh. That is such a cute puppy pic.

The campaign is going along well. I see you have some great Twitter posts too.

I hope you get elected too! Talk soon


Good mornin’, SSP! I just wanted to stop by and say that your efforts are much-seen and appreciated. Best of luck in the campaign.

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gm gm

You and your pet pics, :rofl:.

Thanks, appreciate the kind words.


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I know it’s morning over there, and Energy = Milk + Coffee (squared) so I brought you some :coffee: to help you carpe diem, SSP

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Something for the community to know about me as a Governance Steward is that I do not drink coffee (anymore).

Mostly a morning tea person and pretty much always British Tea like PG Tips, etc.

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Also this:


Great to see you up for the position. You have been a great asset in the DAO already and I look forward to your continued work in the future. Thank you for the information and feedback you have given to me and numerous others!