Grants Council Reviewer Nominations: Season 5

Council sub-committee:
Growth Experiments

If you are a delegate, please provide the link to your delegate commitment:

If you are a delegate, please indicate what % of votable supply is delegated to you:

If you are a delegate, please indicate your voting participation rate in OP governance to date:

Please link to your voting history and any voting rationale you’ve shared:
Communications thread can be found here Doug Sugma.eth Delegate communication thread

Please outline any other contributions to the Optimism ecosystem to date:

  • Previously served in the first batch of committee’s
    -Served on grants council for two seasons and helped built the best grants program in the history of web3 with my fellow councilors and lead.

Do you have a technical background? If so, please elaborate:
Solidity, Security “contract monitoring”, Professional background in aerospace.

Have you previously served on a Token House Council or committee? If so, please specify which:
Defi Committee, Grants council season 3, Grants council season 4.

Please demonstrate any experience you believe is relevant to this role:
I have been involved in this space since Ethereum’s beginnings and have always followed the extensive research and accomplishments made by Plasma Group. Was on the ground floor for the creation of defi and have been blessed to be able to network and get involved with some of the most innovative and experimental protocols before they caught the publics eye. Years of watching projects problem solve fail and innovate has given me a wide reaching array of understanding for various types of protocols.

Please demonstrate expertise relevant to your Council sub-committee: (if applicable)
served the previous two grants cycles and helped shape the grants framework from the ground up along with our other amazing council members

Please describe your philosophy on what makes a good Governance Fund grant:
A good grant returns value in the form of users/engagement and capital inflow, team/culture is also a major factor and our grantees should be held to highest level of standards and ethical practices.
Additionally projects seeking grants should have an organic interest in furthering the reach/impact of Optimism.

What types of Mission Requests do you think will help achieve the Season 5 Intents?
Ideally would like to see mission requests working towards further decentralization, would also like to see a request which seeks to onboard public education institutions in the US through the formation of classes/clubs furthering the collective talent pool for the collective in the future.
Please disclose any anticipated conflicts of interest:

Please verify that you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct:
Please verify that you understand KYC will be required to receive Council rewards at the end of Season 5:
Please verify that you are able to commit ~20 hours / week to reviewing grant applications and other Council operations: