Meet Reading Owls (ROI) co-founder and treasurer, Easton Dickson as he shares his love of reading, his deep commitment to ROI, and why literacy is important.
Easton, tell me about yourself?
At heart I am a simple, laid back person who loves to relax and do self-directed things. That is probably a function of genes and upbringing. My dad is a simple, uncomplicated man, and I grew up in a quiet, nature-filled community that lived life at a very unhurried pace.
My current reality is a far cry from that easy pace; I am a husband, a father, busy finance professional and a not-for-profit leader. I wish I had twice the hours in the day to give my best to these important callings, and still have enough time for some cherished hobbies such as soccer, writing and reading - lots of reading.
However, I do enjoy my life a lot. Between my wife and kids, I have an abundance of meaning and fun wrapped up in a loving bundle. The work with Reading Owls allows me to give back to society and share some of my many blessings. And I am intellectually and relationally stimulated and challenged on a daily basis in my role as Treasurer at Bain and Company.