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20 – Sarah Evans: Dig a Water Well, Make Magic Happen

One Sunday I went out to lunch with my girlfriend. In and of itself, not such an unusual thing to do on the weekend, however during that meal, a friend sitting at a neighboring table introduced me to Sarah Evans. She very well could be one of the most inspirational women I have ever met.…

19 – Wei-Tai Kwok – Inspired To Do More

Wei-Tai Kwok went out to a movie with his wife. Little did he know that it would change his life. Inspired by the Oscar winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, Wei-Tai left the theater realizing that he had the ability, and the desire, to do more to make a difference in addressing a problem that was…

18 – Karin Tamerius – Talking across the Great Divides

We live in challenging times. Populism/Nationalism is on the rise all over the world. We confront increased political, cultural, and economic discord. Religious animosity is high. It seems people distrust one another more than ever. Tribalism is on the rise. What do we do? What do you do? How do we reverse the trend? Dr.…

17 – Roland Bopp – International Executive and Political Savant

Roland Bopp, is an international businessman. A German-American, he has lead multiple companies, many based in Europe and Russia. Though living in the US, Roland spends much of his time traveling and working in Europe. After meeting at a friend’s wedding and having a great conversation over dinner, I have gotten to know him much…

16 – Peter Schlactus – The Westchester Airport, (and FCWC Part 3)

In Part 3 of my series related to the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, better known as FCWC, I interview Peter Schlactus, who co-founded the Coalition to Prevent Westchester Airport Expansion. Peter grew up in Westchester, left for school, graduated from Harvard and returned after a time to help with the family business. However, like…