Monty K Reed founder of They Shall Walk

Monty K Reed, Founder – They Shall Walk  (    )

One of his best received talks is titled  “Get STARTED-business owner” a survival guide for businesses to succeed and grow in this new economy.  

At age 7 Monty started his own candy business when he discovered a 2cent source for candy his customers were used to paying a dime for, he sold them for a nickel and quadrupled his money every time he bought and ate a piece of candy.

Monty K Reed served as an Army Airborne Ranger until suffering a broken back from a parachute accident.  This accident lead to the development of the LIFESUIT robotic exoskeleton.   When he got out of the hospital after a nine month stay he could not work a regular job and was forced to have an entrepreneurial seizure and start a retail sporting goods store that did $25k year 1, $100k year 2, and $500k in year 3.  From there he started a wholesale business, a mail order business and became a consultant and public speaker.

Monty has just published his first book “Get STARTED-don’t quit” that was released February 11, 2012.  Monty over came a learning disability and graduated with honors from North Seattle Community College.  He was Captain of the Golf Team, Robotics club and president of the Chemistry Club. He transferred to the University of Washington where he was allowed to design his own major called: biosynthetics.  He has been recognized as two-time NASA Space Grant Scholar and a Mary Gates Scholar (one of 3000 over the last 15 years). He was also selected to the National Honor Society at the UW.

Monty K Reed is the founder of They Shall Walk, a member of the Rotary Club of Shoreline, Board member of Rotary First Harvest, and on the board at Philadelphia Church.


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