Wayne Eaton – Speaker

A righteous man of God, born in Franklin NC, and the 9th child of 14 brothers and sisters. Wayne is a blessed father and loving husband who takes pride in providing for his family. While maintaining a Commercial Driver’s License from Carolina Trucking Academy, Wayne also received a certificate of completion in Environmental Workforce Development from Durham Technical Community College. In addition to striving to stay current in a changing environment, Wayne is also an Entrepreneur with his own certified Mobile Mechanic business called “The Helper.” In the beginning, with help from Dennis Gaddy and the team at Community Success Initiative, Wayne took advantage of the program’s resources to get him where he is today. Looking back, only 7 years ago in 2010, Wayne was homeless and jobless living at the South Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter in Raleigh, NC. Now Wayne, is a dedicated servant of the community, helping to build up the hopes and dreams of men who feel lost not realizing that they already have what it takes to move on to their next level in life.