Nelson is a seasoned author, journalist and speaker. As his mentor and coach, he is an extremely detailed writer, very funny and has much to share and relate to the public regarding his expertise pertaining to issues of homelessness and in helping people in similar situations move beyond the bondage they find themselves in. As a man who was once homeless, he has a heart for seeing those who have potential as he did to find their life path despite their hardship and loss. Nelson, a graduate of the University of Southern California, following a successful journalism career, never thought he'd find himself homeless, having to get back up after being knocked down many times. Because he has made a comeback, he is able through speaking and his books, help those in need as well as educate professionals in how to handle the problem of homelessness in their communities. He is a very gifted man who has helped many through his talks and acts of service move beyond the challenges they face as he still works through them as well. His education and combined experience is a plus.