Founder & Chief Dream Officer Joe Friszolowski
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, and currently residing in Portsmouth, Joe graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Psychology, and soon was running multiple businesses. However, his lifelong struggles with sexual and drug addictions soon caught up with him, and he found himself alone, feeling forgotten by God, friends and family.
During that time, Mercy Drops Dream Center was a vision sparked by the growing knowledge of who Joe could be, his heart for those forgotten, and a dream of what would happen when people worked together to make dreams become reality.
Today, Joe works to build relationships with people across the community - from our friends living on the streets of downtown Portsmouth, to CEO's and COO's of businesses. He understands that the heart of helping people flourish begins with true relationship.
Joe is married to his amazingly talented wife Sandy, and together they have their cute-as-heck son EJ. Dreams come in many forms, and for Joe, these two are the manifestation of decades of dreams and prayers!