YourCauseOrMine is the brainchild of Fredrick and Teshia Young Roby, a husband-and-wife team whose own relationship was cemented by a common drive to give back to their community. Teshia describes them both as “people with purpose” and says the couple created the site to bring others the same opportunity for passionate, values-based connections.
Fred Roby, Co-Founder and CEO
Fredrick Roby manages Your Cause or Mine’s development, product and design decisions, product architecture and investor relations. He’s no stranger to e-commerce or the culture of a startup. He has a demonstrated track record of experience in senior management at MySpace, the second-largest social networking site in the world, and multiple e-commerce companies; and he’s the former CTO of Dollar Shave Club, a publicly traded e-commerce business. With an earned MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, a BS in computer engineering from Cornell University and a BS in physics from Lincoln University, Fred is well versed in social technology products, techniques, development and deployment as well as the holder of multiple e-commerce patents.
Teshia Roby, Co-Founder and CPO
Teshia Young Roby handles the site’s look and feel, content curation, graphic direction and user experience. She has worked as a college professor in Educational Technologies and Ethnic and Women’s Studies for 10 years. She earned her PhD and MS in Ed Tech and Instructional Design and holds an MBA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, as well as a BA in Computer Science from Clemson University. Her academic focus includes effective educational uses of collaborative, innovative and Web 2.0 technologies and inclusion of culture as a pedagogical philosophy. Teshia gives back to her community in a variety of ways—heading up a female empowerment group, working with at-risk youth, mentoring local high school students and as chapter VP of a professional organization that supports women in Higher Education.