Gerard Nimako was born in Accra, Ghana. Together with family, he eventually moved to the United States in the mid-1980's and started a new life in Detroit, Michigan. Years later Gerard would become a United States Marine during the '9/11' era. Upon serving in the Marines, he decided to give back to his community back home in Detroit, Michigan. Gerard went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and complete an internship with Detroit police in addition to a video project on community policing in which he went door to door throughout the city of Detroit interviewing residents in along with college students in the local area, enabling them to voice their opinions on police-citizen relations. Gerard Nimako has been working at-risk youth ages 10 to 20 for five years now and continues to give back to the young men and women out there. He is working on a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis.