Medrick Addison is a life-long resident of the Glenville community in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he began a family in 1989. He knows first-hand the difficulty of providing for a family with inadequate employment. In 2009 Medrick was hired by the Evergreen Laundry as a supervisor. His passion for the Evergreen Initiative has propelled his growth within the world of cooperative businesses. He is now the Evergreen Employee/Owner Representative, traveling nationally to promote the initiative and communicate the impact it has had on Cleveland.