Khris Goins (He/Him/His)
Military veteran, computer geek, motivational speaker and financial strategist, who holds multiple degrees, has finally transitioned into the career that best fulfills his purpose and passion in life. While working on his lastest bachelor’s degree, he was introduced to the financial industry. This opportunity helped him realize his desire to give back to the community. Khris immediately recognized the lack of financial and educational resources in the black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) LGBTQ community. This prompted him and his wife to work together and dedicate their focus on the financial betterment of their community.
He is currently serving as an advisory member of an organization that focus on LGBTQ community. Khris also conducts workshops, sits on panel that discuss issues and solutions for the LGBTQ community. Khris’ holistic vision is to advocate diversity and inclusion within the state of Ohio for the LGBTQ community.
In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, Khris founded the Men-Of-Morphisus Foundation also known as, Black Trans Men of Ohio, or BTMO. His mission with this organization is to provide mentorship, community service, resources and assist with the fight for equal rights for the Black Transgender community.
Khris has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and a Culinary Arts degree from Columbus Culinary Institute. There is no doubt that Khris is not afraid to jump into the deep end, as the first time he ever flew on a plane, he was the pilot! So, accepting this divergent challenge to educate the BIPOC LGBTQ community is what he was born to do.
Both born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Khris met his wife on the original social network, MySpace and they have been married for eight years. They have two beautiful sons, 4 and 18, and they care for their niece, 12. When not hanging out with his wife and kids or out in the community, Khris enjoys video games, cycling, bowling and spending time with his three dogs, Shade, Royce, and Majesty Royale.