2906, 2015

PackH2O Backpack For Esther. 

By |June 29th, 2015|Clean Water, Humanitarian, Kenya, Operation Blessing|0 Comments

  Ran into Esther today, who I first met in Kenya 3 years ago when Operation Blessing drilled a well in her village. The photo of her carrying a bucket of water on her backed using a strap on her head has been used to show the benefits of PackH2O water backpacks in USA Today newspapers and for media associated their Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt people’s choice award for design. 

 

 I was […]

2506, 2015

Arrived In Kenya

By |June 25th, 2015|Humanitarian, Kenya, Operation Blessing|0 Comments

 
After 26 hours of traveling I’m off to bed under the cover of a mosquito net in Kenya. 

I am are here to capture media about the continued growth of Operation Blessing’s work with the Maasai people. It’s one of my favorite projects to cover because I’m fascinated by their surroundings, way of life, and the impact these programs on their lives. 

This trip is especially fascinating because the Maasai are having a celebration […]

2309, 2014

Greetings from Antigua, Guatemala

By |September 23rd, 2014|Community Development, Guatemala, Operation Blessing, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

Antigua has been our home base for the week as we’ve captured Operation Blessing stories in neighboring communities. We’ve met some wonderful people, seen a lot of amazing places and I can’t wait to share them with the world.

1507, 2014

DJI Phantom flight over Belén in Iquitos, Peru

By |July 15th, 2014|Gear, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

It was a bit of a nerve-racking experience to fly the DJI phantom over the “water streets” of Belen in Iquitos, Peru. There is no dry ground to take off or land the quadcopter, so we launched it from a boat. To make it more difficult, there are power lines everywhere that had to be avoided and because the rainy season just ended, the region is flooded. This means that there is […]

1806, 2014

Innovative PackH20 Backpacks Make It Easier To Carry Water

By |June 18th, 2014|Clean Water, Humanitarian, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel|0 Comments

805, 2014

Peru Update: Pack H2O and shoes for families in the Peruvian highlands

By |May 8th, 2014|Clean Water, Humanitarian, iPhone Photography, Operation Blessing, Orphan Care, Peru, Videos|0 Comments

305, 2014

Amazon Update 5 – Fighting Sexual Abuse of Children

By |May 3rd, 2014|Human Trafficking, Humanitarian, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel|0 Comments

I edited this on the plane yesterday, uploaded last night at my hotel. I wasn’t going to share it because it was a rushed day, I didn’t have extra time on the ground like I did in the other days when they were spontaneous in free moments -usually traveling. I had a change of mind am decided there are a couple parts in it worth sharing even if it doesn’t all tie together in a […]

205, 2014

Amazon Update 4: A New Home and PackH2O Backpacks

By |May 2nd, 2014|Clean Water, Community Development, Humanitarian, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel|0 Comments

It was another awesome day here in the Peruvian Amazon! What started out as iPhone videos to send back to my boys has turned into a video journal of sorts. Today’s video is quite a bit longer because I was long winded, didn’t think about how it would all tie together and there is only so much editing you can do on an iPhone. The plus side is that there are several fun and interesting […]

1604, 2014

An Inexpensive Light to Photograph Titai the Maasai Mother

By |April 16th, 2014|Humanitarian, Kenya, Microenterprise, Operation Blessing, Photography, Story Behind The Photograph, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

I arrived in Kimana, Kenya without any lights and had to improvise to be able to shoot video and photos in their homes.  Watch this video to see the cheap and easy solution I found for this photo and for the videos I created to tell their stories.

2403, 2014

A Gateway To Slavery: Human Trafficking From Nepal To India

By |March 24th, 2014|Human Trafficking, Humanitarian, Nepal, Operation Blessing, Videos|0 Comments

I had the eye-opening experience of visiting Birgunj, Nepal to learn about the work Operation Blessing is doing to combat human trafficking in partnership with the Nepali Rescue Project.  The open border between Nepal and India allows citizens of both countries to freely cross the borders without a passport to live and work in either country.  This has a lot of great benefits, but the freedom has a cost.  It has […]