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Conversations with Morgan Walker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Walker.

Hi Morgan, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I’m was born and raised in New Orleans, LA this city made me who I am and biking saved my life. Before Covid or as we say in Nola Pre-Covid, my production company was flourishing throwing different concerts and events in the city, I felt all my hardships, trials and tribulations was finally paying off, then covid hit. Completely shut down from operating an event venue or producing festivals. I became extremely depressed not knowing the next steps in my life. Anxiety got the best of me until I discovered an outlet. BIKING! and an opportunity to work on a political campaign. that birthed my creation of Bike N Vote, a BikeRide that inform, register, and mobilize Gen Z and Millennial to vote during early voting for every local election and promote health in the community. So my pivot to working my passion project is full time and it’s very personal because opportunities presented itself from picking up a bike. In the last seven months, the Bike N Vote organization has worked and partnered with several political campaigns, more than six other nonprofits and organizations, two national brands, five political panels, and hosted 15 bike rides across Louisiana to the voting polls. This journey is just starting, we want to come to L.A. and the whole state of California. Bike N Vote and me the founder Morgan Walker, were here to create a worldwide movement with the help of bikers and voters across the united states.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The hardest part is finding a team that believes this is important as I do and we won’t get paid for this work starting out. Our organization is ran strictly by young people, our finances, our production, our socials, our mailers, our programs. We rely solely on donations and volunteers until we get our big break. As a start-up nonprofit, its different circumstances from starting a for profit business. So I think the main struggle and challenge is making sure the team is fundraising, maximizing our program reach to the community, and proper budgeting.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I would call myself an entrepreneur and creative marketer. Currently, I own a notary company and I handle marketing for my partner’s law firm. Social media have created more opportunities for me outside throwing events and concerts. It pays to have a following and people that support anything you post or promote. I specialize in event production. I started Morg W Productions in 2014. I’ve worked for and with so many venues and festivals. I’m known for throwing events. I have been promoting parties since high school. I am most proud of my newest project, bike n vote. It allows me to put on an event but also for a bigger purpose. What sets me apart is always my unique approach to getting the word out about my events or products.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
I think that the risk you take when you look back on them becomes your journey. When we are gearing up for a bike n vote, spending. Money on advertising, hiring staff, it’s a high-risk industry bc the day of what if people do not show, what if it rains. All these different factors play a part in a successful event, so I’m in a risk taking lifestyle. I do not mind them, I embrace it. I have faith in God and I believe things will work out exactly how it’s planned; you just have to gear up and be ready. So my perspective on risk is that it’s my life. My accomplishments can’t happen without taking one.

Contact Info:

  • Website: BIKENVOTE.ORG
  • Instagram: BIKENVOTE
  • Facebook: BIKE N VOTE

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