Areas of Expertise
Outdoor Adventure, Motivating activities, Reusing/Upcycling, Simple Creativity, Building Community
An idea worth spreading
Everything has a second, third, forth, and sometimes fifth life. Recycling is great, but if you tap into your creative mind, you can probably repurpose whatever you are about to recycle!
Those old, stained tshirts can turn into rags and there's no more need for paper towels! Or take that Kleenex box and before recycling it, use it as a stuff box for underwear in a drawer! Overwhelmed with plastic bags? If you can't use them all as trash liners, (first start taking reusable bags to the grocery store), then use them as stuffing when mailing packages or stuff them in a child safe fabric doll and you now have a homemade soft toy that makes a great crinkly sound!
Everything has more character if it has been repurposed. Because of its nature, it has a story to tell that sometimes encourages people to rethink consumerist tendencies.
I'm passionate about
connecting people and helping them find purpose and value. Everyone has SO much to offer to each other and to the world - sometime they just need help putting 2 and 2 together.
Talk to me about
rock climbing, surfing, snowboarding, sustainability, upcycling, British Columbia, traveling, God and the church, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, a new definition of success, learning new languages, REI
People don't know I'm good at
painting nails. slack lining. and picking up languages.
My TED story
I don't have one yet... but I think it will have something to do with this: My life's desire is to motivate and mobilize people to create exponential impact toward meeting the basic needs of people in developing countries.