Ed Bellaire – Co Founder
An entrepreneur since the age of 20, Ed Bellaire started his first marketing company while still in college at Oakland University. Now, he brings 25 years of executive leadership experience to Hope to Walk. Currently, he’s also Founder and CEO of Media Marketing Group, an international business to business sales and marketing company.
More than just a savvy businessman, Ed has a heart for those in need and a passion to inspire people; encouraging them to be all they were created to be. He has spent countless hours mentoring young people and helping establish different organizations like Kensington Community Church in Troy MI, and Harvest Community Church in Charlotte NC, among others.
In the fall of 2012, he took a team of young people to Johnson City, TN to help raise money for One7 (a ministry mentoring and caring for inner city youth). There, he met Michael Mabry, who was the Director of One7 Tennessee at the time. Michael and Ed began a mentoring relationship which eventually led to Michael asking Ed to help make Hope To Walk become a reality.
Ed lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife of 25 years, Lisa, and their three children. Ed’s an avid reader, reading a new book every other week. He’s also highly competitive on any playing field, having competed in local professional golf events and playing in competitive disc golf events through the south east.