South America Travels

The year 2016 brought travels to 7 countries, and many adventures! Here is a selection of photos from the year! Northern Patagonia, Chile     Santiago, Chile (our lovely home in Lastarria!) Valparaiso,… Continue reading

Now that’s some good tech!

What I love most about working with tech companies?

Faces of Agora

And so new adventures come along in life. Agora Partnerships, a business accelerator in Latin America, has taken me and my team on the latest adventure in 2016, beginning in Nicaragua for training to prepare to consult with early… Continue reading


In a beautiful valley surrounded by green hills, sits Lagartillo, a small mountain village of 35 households in rural northwestern Nicaragua.   Lagartillo is an idyllic village, quiet and calm, where everyone knows everyone. There are horses, chickens,… Continue reading

Glacial hikes, wild fires, and the clementine criminals

As Joy and I set off for three weeks across the US and Canada in July 2015, our first major road trip, we had no clue. We didn’t know what surprises awaited us over… Continue reading

Guate Guate Aquacate

Volcano hikes, women’s cooperative visits, colorful markets and dresses, delicious avocados, sunny cool highland adventures. This is Guatemala, Joy and I brought in New Year 2015 during a two-week visit. We started in Antigua,… Continue reading

DR, and the photos that almost weren’t

Within the blink of an eye he was off with my camera in hand!  At first, we hesitated, should I follow? Is it worth it? For the old Nikon D40, I thought no.… Continue reading

Thai Curry Climbs

Thailand has been calling for years. Every time I’d sit down for a delicious Thai massaman curry, I’d wonder, could the real thing be so darn tasty? Well, it was better! I finally made… Continue reading

Oli Otiya Uganda!

After spending a week in Kenya with Kounkuey Design Initiative and at the WEDC conference, I hopped west to Uganda. Fred Rose, Cheryl Robertson and I taught a course on social-environmental entrepreneurship at… Continue reading

Kibera Returns

In summer 2012, I had the opportunity to pursue a civil engineering internship in Kibera with Kounkuey Design Initiative. KDI is a non-profit design firm of architects, planners, engineers and community workers that… Continue reading