Bill Daugherty

Cofounder, BlackRidge Resource Partners and BlackRidge Stables

“Berea made me think about how to be efficient, to think about what the end result is and ways to get the job done. It was the ability to think about what I was doing, project my goals and try to reach them long term.

“What I also took from Berea was compassion—trying to figure out what is the best thing to do to help people and create entrepreneurism in Appalachia. At Berea, we were all put together with no money, and so we had to make do with what we had. We had to create opportunity at the college. That’s what I’ve been doing all my life—looking at a situation and trying to create opportunity.”