What makes Buddy a Trailblazer?

Buddy is the CEO of Soles4Souls, a nonprofit foundation that collects new and used shoes to distribute to less fortunate people around the world. Since Buddy became CEO, he has ignited tremendous awareness and growth for their cause and distributed countless shoes and outreach to less fortunate and deserving souls.

Buddy is President & CEO at Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit global social enterprise creating opportunity through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. He is author of the 2018 book "Shoestrings" that tells the Soles4Souls story through people from around the world. 

Buddy graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Religious Studies and French from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia USA. He then earned a MA/MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas USA.

Oboz Ambassador, Derick Lugo, sat down with Buddy Teaster to learn more about his story and his involvement with Soles4Souls.