CHARLIE GROSSO - co-founder / executive director
I've yet to kiss a pirate or climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but I've traveled to many faraway placesand logged more hours on buses, trains, and boats than I care to admit. With every journey I am in search of that brilliant sublime moment haunting photographs are made of. I travel to experience magnificence and collect stories that makes me weep in my sleep.
I've made it my life's goal to be as fearless as possible in all endeavors and to reach out a little further every time.
I believe in exalting the individual, connections and collaboration. I have a world domination agenda but I know I can't do it without some excellent co-conspirators. Let's be friends. Or better yet let's be revolutionaries together, make this a better world, and watch the sunrise from the top.
KESHA BRUCE - co-founder (2010-12)
My name is Kesha Bruce. It's pronounced KEE-sha. It's a West African name that means "FavoredDaughter".
Born and raised in Iowa, I dreamt my way to Brooklyn before wandering over to France. But before all that, I was just another young, struggling artist.
At the age of 21, I sold everything I owned and bought a one-way ticket to New York City. I landed inBrooklyn with nothing more than a backpack full of badly wrinkled clothes, 2 pairs of shoes, and $3000 in cash in my pocket.
Every day I work hard to remember who I am. On good days I recall that I've made it this far in lifebecause of the sacrifices, generosity, and extreme kindness of others, and I am hell bent on returning that favor.