Oye Waddell is the Executive Director of Hustle PHX, a nonprofit organization that trains and equips highly motivated entrepreneurs to create sustainable business ventures in under-resourced communities throughout Phoenix.
Waddell’s long track record in urban education and entrepreneurship includes serving as Executive Director of Eternal Sports Outreach, which seeks to empower young athletes to become business and civic leaders who transform communities for the common good.
Originally from inner city Los Angeles, Waddell attended the University of Washington on a full athletic scholarship to play football. He later earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Education from Arizona State University.
In addition to his work with Hustle PHX, Waddell is a pastor at New City Church in Downtown Phoenix, where he lives with his wife and four children.