Collin Kartchner Biography – Collin Kartchner Wiki
Collin Kartchner was a Utah-based youth advocate, Social media activist, Crowdfunder, and TEDx speaker. In 2017, Collin started a popular parody Instagram account simply to make fun of social media and the culture of toxic perfectionism it has created. Instead of using his platform and large following to earn paid sponsor posts or ad dollars, he used his account to do good.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Collin used social media to crowd-funded over $125,000 for Hurricane victims which he and his wife Liz then personally delivered to many families in Texas. Soon after when Hurricane Maria hit, he helped a group raise $350,000 for people in Puerto Rico. He then raised over $30,000 for three Utah children fighting cancer and threw the largest social-media created Christmas party for the kids. In February 2018, he raised over $15,000 in less than 12 hours to put “You are Loved” and “You are Beautiful” billboards across Utah seen an estimated 1.18M times.
In April 2018, Collin started a campaign to #SavetheKids from social media and screen addiction’s negative affect on their mental and emotional health. His message has resonated with the masses, as he has since spoke to 500,000+ youth and adults across the country with a speaking schedule now booked out 12-18 months. He was even invited to speak at TEDxSaltLakeCity in 2018, as well as for invitations to speak at companies like Nike and Adidas. He has been interviewed for TV and newspapers on this topic many times, including Fox13, KUTV-2, KSL News, Fresh Living as well as articles in Salt Lake Tribune and authored articles for Deseret News. Collin’s messages for students of all ages, parents, educators, and businesses is engaging, entertaining, emotional, and inspiring.
Collin is on a crusade to help educate parents on the damage social media and 24/7 access to peer culture will have on their child’s mental health. His goal is to help teens rise above social media comparison, negativity, cyber bullying, and the stress of being perfect. Every day Collin gets 100’s of message from teens sharing how social media is hurting their mental health, and how his message changed or even saved their lives.
His #SavetheKids Parent Awareness Nights have been a huge success, empowering parents to stop fighting their teen’s phone use and start fighting FOR their teen. These events are usually standing room only.
Collin Kartchner Age
Collin Kartchner was born July 29, 1980, in Arizona. He died on October 20, 2020. He was 40.
Collin Kartchner Wife
Collin Kartchner was married to his wife Elizabeth Kartchner.
Collin Kartchner Family
Collin Kartchner and his wife Elizabeth Kartchner have four kids: Avery, Quincey, Lola, and Myles.
Collin Kartchner Death
Collin Kartchner died on October 20, 2020, at the age of 40. His wife confirmed his death in an Instagram post. She wrote, “💔 My whole world is gone 💔 There is no god 💔 We’ve never known such pain 💔 He peacefully passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes in his beautiful body that we are unclear of yet 💔”
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said in a statement: “Collin was a great partner and warrior in the fight to protect our children and youth. His energy, enthusiasm, and incredible ability to positively impact young minds will be missed tremendously. Our deepest sympathies along with our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help ease the financial burden of the Kartchner family. The GoFundMe page reads, “On October 20, 2020, he suddenly passed away surrounded by his family. We are shattered, and he leaves behind his beautiful wife Elizabeth, their four amazing kids: Avery, Quincey, Lola, and Myles (and their dogs Tuque and Winston Bishop, too). They were his world and he was theirs. The hole he left in our family will never be filled, and we know he touched hundreds of thousands of you, too.
“Collin had big dreams for this world, and his family, and we have been inundated with love and support, wondering what can be done to help. We’ve created this fundraiser to help ensure that his family can continue living a beautiful life. That although he might not be here to take them fishing, or to the beach, or sing them songs to help them fall asleep at night, we will be the hands to lift them up. We know we and his community will give back, since he gave us all so much.
“Collin encouraged Liz to go back to school to get her Master’s, and without a life insurance policy and their champion Collin, they are facing a lot of unknowns. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for any contributions. We ask for privacy for the family in this trying time.”
Collin Kartchner Cause of Death
Collin Kartchner’s cause of death was natural causes, according to an Instagram post from his wife.
Collin Kartchner Net Worth
Collin Kartchner’s net worth is unclear. According to his website, Kartchner has raised over $400,000 for those impacted by natural disasters including victims of Hurricane Maria. He also raised over $30,000 for three Utah children who were fighting cancer.
Collin Kartchner Instagram
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Happy 2020 🎉 Nice phone break ahhhh it’s a New Year, new decade, time to update my 8yr-old headshot 🙋🏼♂️ Always fun when I walk into a new school and the people are like “whoa you don’t look anything like your photo” um yeah cuz that was taken when Obama was in his first term. Help me out friends, swipe left and comment below 1-10 which one you like most? Huge thanks to the talented @pepperfoxphoto for the shutter skills.#totallynormal #notawkward