Eve founded BIGVISION in January 2015, a year after her 23-year-old son, Isaac, died of an accidental drug overdose. She was motivated to do something to help young adults in recovery in New York City learn to live fun, meaningful, sober lives. Eve is part of a wonderful family business operating in New York for over 50 years. She has now committed to making BIGVISION a reality by creating entertaining, engaging events and building a community center where the BIGVISION "family" can enjoy themselves in a cool, hip, substance-free environment.
Neil Wallin co-founded BIGVISION with his wife Eve Goldberg. In his role as a stepdad, Neil's loss of Isaac was profound, as they bonded from the moment they met in 2010. Their shared loves included basketball, food and a thirst for trivial and meaningful knowledge. Neil's business bio covers 40+ years in the restaurant field and in architectural stone where he most recently brought TuffSkin Stone Protection to the East Coast. Neil and Eve work side by side in their downtown office strategizing, planning and implementing their ideas to the benefit of the entire BIGVISION community.
Josh Kohl comes to BIGVISION with extensive experience in organizational leadership. Most recently the Senior Project Manager for The Jewish Education Project’s Generation Now Institute, he was previously the Director of the New York Region of NCSY, an International Jewish Youth Organization. Raised on the beaches of Santa Barbara, California, Josh's eclectic career has included founding and directing a Jewish learning center in Los Angeles, a Rabbinic pulpit in New York, as well as several positions in education and program development for children, young adults, and families. A dad to 5 children, and an avid Doctor Who fan, Josh can be found in his spare time polishing his baking skills with his 11 year old daughter, or his 3-point shot with his 16 year old son.
Director of Operations
Christine has been with BIGVISION since August 2015, where she serves as the Director of Operations. Christine, who is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, graduated from Northeastern University in 2007 with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and previously worked in the legal field. Christine grew up with alcoholism in her family and has always been passionate about working with young adults in recovery. Christine treasures her time with family and her five-year-old son.
Support Specialist at Mental Health Consultants in PA
In 2001, Max met Isaac and they became best friends. Their friendship continued through high school, and they ultimately weathered addiction together. In June 2012, at the age of 22, Max began his recovery and renewed his life. He has made a commitment to help others overcome addiction and learn to love themselves without drugs and alcohol. Max completed his bachelor’s degree at Temple University and is working toward earning a master’s degree in Social Work. He one day plans to create a wilderness and recreational therapeutic rehabilitation center.
Social Media Manager and Outreach Coordinator
Suzanne began attending BIGVISION events in July of 2018 and became a regular! She joined the team in May of 2019 as Social Media Manager and Outreach Coordinator. Suzanne, who also teaches preschool art, graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a Fiber Arts concentration. Suzanne is a born and raised New Yorker who got sober in October 2015. She can usually be found at an exercise class, eating vegan food, walking her dogs around the city, and taking photos of everything in her spare time.
BIGVISION EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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