National Walk Manager
National Alliance on Mental IllnessWayne Baldaro has been fortunate to have had 3 careers - for 15 years he was a marketing and regional manager in the wholesale electronic component distribution business in Southern, Northern California and Arizona. For 22 years he owned and operated a successful educational business teaching young children technology. In 2008 he was recruited to run the NAMIWalks event in Los Angeles County - in five years the event went from $240,000 to $375,000 with over 4,000 participants. In 2012 he joined the “national team” and worked with 25 walks across the western United States. He currently leads the team of five, working with over 95 walks and raising over $12 MM in 2018.
His philosophy is there are no failures only learning experiences, success is always closer than we realize, and gratitude is what brings us joy in life.