Delivering Soap to a Haitian Prison

Dark days and even darker nights here. This place maybe a place as close to hell as there is on earth. 30/40 men jammed in a room w bunk beds. As desperate as the living conditions are what might even be more frustrating is the justice system that barely exists. Many have been in years just waiting for some sort of trial.

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Working wit the Boston Pizza Foundation

This gives a decent idea on how a lot of our projects look. Our goal to try to successfully bring two worlds together. There is a lot of controversy around voluntourism and so there should be. The temptation for most people is to want to throw the baby out w the bath water. People may say, "I did a trip once and it seemed like we were just in the way", or "I read an article that said it did more damage than good". The question is "how do we successfully bring those who have been given so much w those who struggle w just the basics". I believe there is a right way and a wrong way to do everything. I've managed over 300 house builds with over 3,000 people. From students, to professionals to executives. I can say it is most definitely possible to impact those who are in need of some basic support and those who need an awaking of what really matters in life.

Morning sunrise

Trying to make a living fishing in an area that has been completely out fished is not easy. Hand made boats, baskets and nets all to find very little fish. This photo doesn't capture how polluted this area is but sadly it has become a very fowl spot. Poverty is a virus that finds it's way into every area of life.

Promises over Haiti Mountaintops

I'm not a wedding photographer but I had the privilege of photographing a good friend of mine's wedding at the Citadel in Cap Haitien. She is a women who I have a great amount of respect for. Her name is Alison Thompson and has done great work around the world. She has a documentary and a book called The Third Wave. It was a serious effort to get us all up there, get everyone looking beautiful after a very sweaty hike and catch the sun before it was gone. It was something I won't soon forget. Beautiful people, beautiful Haiti. The wedding was featured in Modern Luxury http://goo.gl/kpm0Oc 

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Seniors

Still, meeting and seeing seniors who are uncared for and have little to no resources is something that gets to me. I work hard on not falling into familiarity. I find it so unfair. They should be retired, enjoying their families and being taken care of. This is something I want to see changed.