Indonesia has a very special place in my heart. I travelled here with my parents for the first time when I was 6 months old and every year after that for a decade. My parents had work to do in Bali for their business Vested Interest Trading so as a family we would go for two months every winter. I was exposed to a way of life and culture that was incredibly different to that in Canada. I fell in love with the people, the culture, the food and obviously the natural beauty.
Bali, Indonesia is where my story began in 2006. Since then I have been fortunate enough to keep up with my projects and witness the impact they have on the environment. In 2014 we returned as a family to Indonesia for the first time in 7 years. Over the course of that time so much had changed from when I had last seen or heard about my efforts. Hannah's Reef was no longer bare, it had been restoring and growing coral. The trees that were planted in my name had since grown taller than me. I was able to go and see first hand the impacts these projects had on the environment and witness the return of life coming back into the ecosystems.
To read more about my journey in Indonesia please select and read my blog posts below!