Some people are just drawn to the river. Jorge Sanchez is one of those people. When he’s not working to build and grow his company, Mile Two Consulting, Jorge is spending time outside hiking, cycling, or surfing on the Great Miami River. Yes, surfing.
Jorge is the founder and Chief Technology Officer for Mile Two Consulting, a company that builds software for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and the US government. Headquartered in downtown Dayton, Mile Two has close to 100 employees. Their customers rely on Mile Two’s knowledge on making decisions about how and when to adopt and integrate new technologies into business processes. Jorge grew up in Puerto Rico and came to Ohio to attend college. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a computer engineering degree, and Wright State University with a Master’s in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
While growing up in Puerto Rico, Jorge spent a lot of time swimming and body surfing in the ocean. Jorge said that when he got to Dayton, he had no idea that people could surf on the Great Miami River. Then he took a class from Surf Dayton and was embraced by the community. It reminded him of growing up in Puerto Rico. Surf Dayton is a community information source for everything river stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), surf, and whitewater kayaking related around the region. They offer lessons and host clinics for people interested in river surfing, and whitewater and flatwater SUP.
Jorge loves the Great Miami River, but he also enjoys the adjacent bike trail. When he was training for an Ironman Triathlon, he’d spent many hours cycling on the Great Miami River Recreation Trail and sometimes his wife would pick him up at the end of a ride in Hamilton.
When he’s not on the trails, enjoying the outdoors with his family, or at work, Jorge has volunteered as a bike mechanic for Bicycles for All, a Dayton non-profit organization that accepts donated bikes and repairs them. They sell the adult bikes and donate the youth bikes to children that need one.
Jorge believes the surfing trend on the Great Miami River is only going to get more popular and bring more people to our region. He has met many friendly and helpful people through the Surf Dayton community and recommends everyone get out on the river.
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