Rico McDaniel




by Rico McDaniel

With better health in mind, Gentri Juice was created for the people of the North Main Corridor. Gentri Juice aims to replace negative stereotypes with positive messaging and inclusivity.

Artist Bio

From Winnsboro, SC Rico graduated from Fairfield Central High School with dreams of becoming an artist, writer and filmmaker. A graduate of The Art Institute of Charlotte with a BFA in Digital Film and Video Production, Rico uses uses popular culture, trends, misconceptions and media biases to
influence and inspire his artistic process. He uses his gift of gab to captivate audiences, communities and crew members alike. Rico has won multiple public speaking awards and is also the Runner-up in the 2015 Toastmasters International South Carolina Humorous Speech Contest. He is also the President of Raconteurs Toastmasters at Hyatt Park. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Midlands Arts Conservatory, and is teaching an after school program for Indie Grits Labs at W.A. Perry Middle School.

“Get out, get in someone’s face, and talk. It’s going to take a certain type of bravery, it’s going to take people who are willing to do this because there’s going to be some negativity, some backlash, but that’s how you know you’re going in the right direction. So for me, it’s going to take those sorts of things: talking, thinking, acting. It’s going to take some work, but it can be done.”