The Tale of TheOne08
The tale of TheOne08 is a story grounded in love: my love for my children; my love for wildlife; my love for nature; my love for people; my love for travel; and my love for photography. But most of all, it comes from my love of and commitment to making a difference in the world.
Like many, I spent a lion’s share of my adult life working within large corporations. These experiences forged skills that propelled me to much success, and they were pivotal in shaping the person I am today. I feel a huge amount of gratitude to the people I met along the way who helped me grow and develop as a person and I thank them. However, I never truly felt fulfilled during my corporate career, and it left me seeking a path to doing MORE.
Ultimately, I turned to non-profit work centered around children, education and conservation and with this, I knew I had found my life’s work.
During this time I was also lucky enough to travel to Africa several times, each time immersing myself in the land, culture and people of this magnificent continent. I believe deeply that it is impossible to leave Africa unchanged. It changed me.
It felt as though everything in my life up to that moment had led to my visit to Cambodia in July 2018. I spent countless hours exploring the ancient temples around Angkor Wat, walked the same steps of those taken from millennia ago and was left inspired by the boundlessness of the human spirit. I believe in the collective power of humanity to achieve great things and change the trajectory of our planet.
Making a Team
Determined, I returned to the United States and immediately began work on what is now, TheOne08. Our journey is still unfolding, but we are resolute in our shared commitment to be the good.