Featured Speaker – Waverly Willis, Founder, Urban Kutz

Waverly Willis is an experienced entrepreneur, barber and patron. Urban Kutz is one of the top barbershops in Cleveland and Waverly takes pride in providing the best barber experience possible, however, his passion doesn’t just end in the barbershop. Waverly is driven to empower his community.

As the Executive Director of his multifaceted nonprofit, The Urban Barbers Association (TUBA), Waverly gives back to Cleveland’s homeless and underserved communities. TUBA promotes literacy, health education and early intervention testing for silent killers such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Waverly also advocates for ex-offenders. He believes that re-entry programs in cities like Cleveland could be paramount to improving so many of Cleveland’s unfavorable statistics.

When he is not working hard, he enjoys working out, thrifting and cooking. Waverly has recently lost almost 100 lbs. and has enjoyed learning how to prepare meals that are not only delicious but that are healthy as well.

Waverly is from East Cleveland and is alumni of Shaw High School and Cleveland State University.

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