The following organizations, started by friends, have been a constant source of inspiration and steady guidance for me.

Tim Hetherington became my friend, when I worked as the Military and Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the film RESTREPO, made by him and author and journalist Sebastian Junger. Tim’s Trust was established after his tragic death in Misurata, Libya, while covering the conflicts in that country. While we were all devastated, Tim’s Trust carries on his vision by supporting cause-oriented journalists making a difference through the Visionary Award.

Founded by NY Times journalist, Mike Kamber, The Bronx Documentary Center involves the local community to explore a diverse array of current topic matters through photography and filmmaking in their own unique voice, driving social change.

After the untimely death of his filmmaking partner and friend, Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger realized that journalists were going into combat and conflict zones without basic first aid training. Designed to give them real life skills to save lives, RISC now trains journalists throughout the world in multiple sites.