Mr. Gabriel Mercado, a native of Cleveland, Ohio. From a young age, he always knew that he wanted to become a successful man. A man of faith and courage. He never feared challenges and was always willing to try new things... after all it was a favorite thing to do. Mr. Mercado is very detail oriented and result driven.
Mr. Mercado, spent most of his high school years competing in varsity wrestling competitions around the state of Ohio. Ohio is a nationally ranked and a well-respected wrestling program state. It’s on the mat that Mr. Mercado developed his most pivotal characteristics: hardworking, ambitious, dedicated, competitive, and selflessness. He’s very grateful to the wonderful coaches and mentors that modeled him into the man he is today.
Mr. Mercado is a professional firefighter with the City of Cleveland. He’s also a licensed real-estate agent. Today, Mr. Mercado serves on the Board of Directors of the Lopez Foundation.
As public servant he share’s a goal of helping others and making a difference in their lives. “I always knew I was a man of service… As I continue in my career path I recognized that many problem people face are preventable, if specific habits are caught early and treated at the root proactively, rather than retroactively.” Mr. Mercado believes coaching and mentoring are the foundation to the development of successful youth. “I was that young man…. Who was shown the right way. I know how great futures are built, it’s through positive coaching and mentorship.”
Mr. Mercado has taken to the oath to make a difference in his community. “I Gabriel Mercado, swear to make tomorrow better. And as a coach and mentor, I know the lasting positive impact I can make on others- this is what’s needed for a better world”
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