Bio: Skylar Joyner is a PhD student and Textbook Author at the University of Texas-Arlington School of Social Work. He identifies as a Social Worker, Cyber Security Specialist, Futurist, and a Quadroon (3/4 Caucasian, 1/4 African-American).
After spending the great majority of his youth in and out of foster care, he learned to listen more than speak every day. This wisdom was instilled in him by 3 specific amazing mentors that made the biggest impact in his life to this day- a social worker skilled in mastering learning disabilities/foster care resources, a cyber technology/IT security expert long before today's global internet was adopted, and a real estate developer/investor that taught him about how real estate is the cornerstone of consumer life spending cycles as well as socioeconomic cycles and bubbles can be statistically predicted--->which has led him to an academic passion in Real Estate Trends, Bubbles, and Cycles.
After struggling with math throughout his adolescence, he was officially diagnosed with Dyscalculia, a significant learning disability which compounded his congenital hearing loss in terms of overcoming obstacles. He overcame multiple obstacles by working with his mentors daily, in a never-give-up mindset in terms of determination and inspirational sense of empowerment. Realizing that failures in life only give achievements a higher priority, he has leveraged higher education and emerging technology to become an award-winning cyber security expert, grant writer, entrepreneur, textbook author (Marriage and Family, The 21st Century Approach), and community leader. His two greatest accomplishments to date are reuniting with his birth mother and birth family in 2000 for the first time ever and bravely adopting emerging health technologies via invasive multiple stem cell cochlear implant surgeries.
Skylar has co-founded several nonprofit enterprises and is a founding member of the North Texas Technology Cybersecurity Organization, Nonprofit Grants, LLC, and most recently he was elected as the CEO of Community & Business Development, LLC (CBD) with the primary goal of leveraging Technology for optimizing funding/ROI for Nonprofits, Community, Real Estate, and Business Development in today's innovative global world order.