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Our Story

 

"I grew up seeing my dad on and off crutches due to multiple knee surgeries. I always knew the old civil war era design needed to change, and I've been dreaming up ways to make it better for years. After he became an AK amputee (above the knee) he became a permanent user, and I knew I had to do it, it became my mission to create something better for him, something that would truly improve his everyday life."

-Max Younger, Designer of the M+D Crutch and Co-founder of Mobility Designed



Together, Max and Liliana Younger, founded Mobility Designed to redefine mobility. At Mobility Designed we believe the status quo is not good enough. We believe you can have a better quality of life through improved mobility, and our mission is to create mobility devices that provide a painless experience and are made to fit you.

The patent pending M+D Crutch is the first of many products to bring our vision to life. Step into the future with us.



Our Team 

Charles W. Schellhorn, MBA
Chairman of the Board

Charlie is currently the President of The Aberdeen Financial Group, LLC and is the former President and CEO of Argus Health Systems, Inc. Argus is the largest processor of pharmacy claims in the United States. Charlie previously was the President and CEO of DST Output Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DST Systems, and the largest provider of print mail and archiving applications for the financial services and related industries in the United States. Prior to this, Charlie owned and operated United MicroGraphic Systems, Inc. and was a Pilot in the United States Navy. He is currently active on a wide variety of corporate and not for profit boards across the United States.

Charlie is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and currently resides with his wife in Mission Hills, Kansas.

Katheen J. Dodd, RN, BSN, MHA
Board Member

Kathy is the co-Founder and Principal of LifeWise Renovations and is one of the nation's most experienced and accomplished home care industry executives.

LifeWise Renovations is a premiere Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) certified and universal design remodeling enterprise that creates functional homes designed for anyone, regardless of age or ability, by incorporating a unique, medical-based model.

Prior to co-founding LifeWise Renovations, Kathy founded The Corridor Group in 1989 and served until 2012 as the Chief Executive Officer of The Corridor Group, Inc. (TCG), Corridor Media and Corridor International (CI), building all organizations from start-up to multi-million dollar enterprises. In 2013, after the sale of the organization to Health Edge Investment Partners, she became Chairman Emeritus and Principal of Corridor Group Holdings, LLC.

Kathy is a board member of both for-profit and non-profit companies which are international, national and local. Kathy has also served as an advisor and mentor for organizations and individuals over the last two decades.

Dan Alcazar, MBA
CEO, Board Member

Dan, in his leadership roles, has created profitable growth within early-stage, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 businesses; delivering record revenue and market share within highly competitive markets. His experience includes marquee national and regional brands RJR Nabisco, Sprint, Embarq as well as portfolio companies of the Venture Capital firms OPENAIR and The Resource Group.

Dan’s commitment to developing leaders in the community is evidenced by his roles as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Marketing for the University of Kansas, member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, and a mentor with the UMKC Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

He holds a MBA in marketing from Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management and a BA in economics from Randolph-Macon College.

Beyond being a trusted advisor to CEOs, Boards of Directors, Venture Capital firms and other stakeholders, Dan is a husband and enjoys coaching his two young sons’ athletic teams.

Liliana Younger
Co-Founder, Board Member

Liliana is a leader in Product Development Process, her experience includes developing over 1,000 products and taking them from concept to market. She has worked for Frontgate, Electrolux Major Appliances and Hallmark Cards.

Liliana graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Industrial Design.

Max Younger
Co-Founder, CIO, Board Member

Max is an Industrial and Interaction Designer that holds multiple patents for his designs. He has worked for CCI, Dimensional Innovations and Hallmark Cards. His experience includes designing for clients like Sprint, Ryobi, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Max graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a B.F.A in Industrial Design and a minor in Interaction Design.

Michael Litscher
COO

Michael is an entrepreneur and multi-faceted leader with 30+ years of experience in Biotech & Medical Device Operations, Quality and Regulatory Compliance, and Research and Development of new medical devices.

His experience includes Senior Leadership roles with Serologicals Corporation, LaserSight, Franz Medical, General Electric Medical Systems, KCBioMedix and Innara Health.

Michael received his Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona before completing his MBA at the University of Wisconsin.

Keri Lauderdale Olson
CMO

Keri is a serial entrepreneur and proven leader with 18 years of experience in Marketing and Product Development and is an inventor on multiple patents. She has worked for Hallmark Cards, Dairy Farmers of America and Midwest Dairy Association. Most recently she developed and launched Chocolate Cork; a new concept in the food industry.

A Kansas City native, Keri received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University.

Gerald Sloan
VP of Sales and Business Development

Gerald is a highly experienced Sales professional and entrepreneur, with over 20 years of experience in the mobility equipment industry. He founded Progressive Medical Equipment, a company that distributes mobility devices. Gerald also served as President and Board Member of the Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services (MAMES), the Regional Association representing the Durable Medical Equipment industry.